July 22, 2015 |
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., better known as A&P, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York - its second such petition in five years. The Montvale, N.J.-based company currently operates 296 stores, primarily in the highly competitive northeastern U.S. market, under the banners of the Pathmark, Super Fresh, Food Basics, A&P, Best Cellars, Food Emporium, and Waldbaum's chains. For now, business at those stores will continue as usual, A&P said in a statement Monday.
October 17, 2014 |
In the year since Camden's Pathmark supermarket closed, leaving cashier Eunice Miller without a job, she has struggled financially, and has missed working at what she calls a central gathering place for the region. "I'm so glad to be back," Miller, 52, of Woodlynne, said Wednesday at the grand opening of a PriceRite store as she greeted shoppers with a complimentary goody bag and a warm smile. Those shoppers, who now have a nearby, fair-priced, produce-lush supermarket to shop in, echoed her sentiment.
October 15, 2014 |
WILLIAM LAWLER didn't want to shoot the man who threatened his girlfriend and him with a 13-inch knife Sunday outside a Pathmark store near his Northeast Philadelphia home. But even after Lawler, 38, an Army veteran and longtime firearms instructor, showed his 9 mm Glock, the knife-wielding madman didn't want to back down. "At least a half-dozen times, I ordered him to stop. The last time, I said, 'I don't want to shoot you, but I will,' " Lawler said yesterday, recounting the bizarre run-in outside the supermarket, on Frankford Avenue near Megargee Street in Holmesburg.
July 17, 2014 |
Given the adage likening anything distasteful to watching sausage being made, there's probably something funny to say about no longer being able to see sausage production at Maglio Fresh Foods in South Philadelphia. But nobody's laughing at Third Street and Pattison Avenue. Not the owners. And certainly not the employees - 70 at the company's peak in 1989 - who lost their jobs when the third-generation company outsourced manufacturing and packaging to North Jersey seven months ago. It was a do-or-die situation, said Anthony L. Maglio, 72, co-owner and vice president, whose late father, Lou, was a brother of the company's founder.
June 1, 2014 |
Constance Carino Harrison, 75, of Turnersville, a cashier for Pathmark supermarkets in South Jersey for more than 30 years, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Wednesday, May 28, at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township. A 1958 graduate of Glassboro High School, Mrs. Harrison worked at numerous stores in the Pathmark chain, in the office and at the cashier's post, her husband, Andrew J., said. She retired from the West Deptford store 10 years ago, he said.
February 7, 2014 |
CHELTENHAM The Cheltenham Township school board has dropped its plan to relocate two-thirds of its middle school students to Gratz College and will move them instead to sites in Cheltenham and Springfield Townships. The Montgomery County district has been scrambling since fall to find alternative classrooms for the 750 students at Cedarbrook Middle School, which is plagued by mold and expected to be uninhabitable by spring. At a special meeting Tuesday night, the board approved a plan to lease space in the old Pathmark building on Ivy Hill Road in Springfield Township, and at St. Joseph Parish on Waters Road in Cheltenham.
February 7, 2014 |
Among the top 10 phrases former Philadelphians first utter upon returning to the city, "Oh look, it's the Roosevelt Boulevard!" is usually not one. Then again, food writer Anya von Bremzen's world was small when she first arrived with her mother as an 11-year-old Soviet émigré to the farthest reaches of Northeast Philadelphia in 1974. And as we drove from 30th Street Station, where she arrived for the day from Queens where she now lives, she was doing a fine job embracing this long-overdue revisit to her first American home with chipper optimism.
September 8, 2013 |
As patrons approached the glass doors of the Pathmark supermarket in Camden on Friday, a security guard turned them away. "We're closed," said Dan Graves, 59, who has been working security for 18 years for the company that owns Pathmark and Super Fresh stores. "There's nothing left inside. " But that didn't stop the steady stream of cars, trucks, and those arriving by bus or foot in the supermarket's parking lot throughout Friday in what took on the air of a wake. Many said they were misled by the large "Store Closing" banner out front, thinking they had one more day. Some longtime employees gathered in clusters outside and embraced as if they had just lost a loved one. Reality eventually began to sink in: The neighborhood icon and social gathering place was shuttered for good.
July 12, 2013 |
Camden's only chain supermarket, in the southern tip of the city, is not just a place to get food and paper towels. It is a place where many of this impoverished city's 77,000 residents say they look forward to going to catch up with friends and neighbors. A safe haven for adults. But the mood outside the Pathmark on Wednesday was just like the gray clouds looming over the store's parking lot. Shoppers were commiserating with each other and employees over the news that the long-standing store will shut its doors for good in September.
July 12, 2013 |
One day after the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. announced that it would close three Pathmark supermarkets in South Jersey, customers said they would sadly have to change their shopping habits, some cultivated over decades. "There's just something about this one," Michelle Miller of Burlington Township said Wednesday in the parking lot of the Edgewater Park store along Route 130. "It's more hometown. " The stores in Cherry Hill, Camden, and Edgewater Park are to close in September, at which time 300 employees will lose their jobs.