Fallston Acme grocery store to close end of February

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A BANV Twitter reader (thanks, Bob!) just alerted me to the news that our ACME in Fallston will be closing. A worker at the store told me they’ll close at the end of February and the press release I just received from ACME Markets indicates the store was underperforming. (See the release below.) At the moment, the county’s Planning and Zoning Department doesn’t have any permit requests from anyone else looking to rebuild at the site at 2315 C-7 Bel Air Road, near the Route 152 and Route 1 intersection. On the other side of that intersection, construction is under way for developer Michael Euler’s Aumar Village. At this time, Planning and Zoning has issued permits for a McDonald’s, a drug store and a sit down restaurant at the Aumar Village site. The developer had wanted to put a grocery store at that site, but last April failed to get county approval to extend the public utilities he needed to that portion of the property.

Click here to read a previous BANV story on Aumar Village.

Here’s the press release issued by ACME Markets on the store closing:

ACME to Close Fallston Store

MALVERN, Pa. – January 3, 2011 – ACME Markets today announced plans to close the Fallston, Md. store located at 2315 C-7 Bel Air Road.  The store will be closed by the end of February 2011.

ACME strives to ensure the success of all its stores. However, it is occasionally necessary to close those that are not meeting company goals in today’s competitive and difficult economic environment.  While the decision to close a store is difficult—given the impact on associates and customers—ACME has a responsibility to do what is best for the long-term growth and success of the company as a whole.

ACME has enjoyed being part of the Fallston community and would like to thank customers and associates of the Fallston store.

About Acme

ACME Markets, part of the nationwide SUPERVALU® INC. (NYSE: SVU) family of grocery stores, operates 123 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, employing over 16,000 associates. With a market-leading position in the Delaware Valley, ACME offers consumers fresh and convenient supermarket solutions, in addition to services such as Sav-on Pharmacies at select locations. Established in 1891, the company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve, contributing more than $2.5 million each year to a variety of local charitable causes.  For more information about ACME visit www.acmemarkets.com.