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Look Inside: Hersh's Super Market - Allentown, PA

Hersh's Super Market
Owner: unknown
Opened: 1959 under previous ownership, 2008 or later under current ownership
Cooperative: none
 129 S 17th St, Allentown, PA
Photographed: January 8, 2021
Today is our first of several small independent grocers in the Lehigh Valley. These stores might only be a few aisles and many of them are just little corner stores, but many of them have also been operating as grocers for several generations. This grocery store was bought by the Hersh family in 1959, then sold to Elizabeth and Rob Price in 2008. It may or may not have been sold again, I can't tell. The 3400 square foot store is about four aisles with a small deli in the back but still is more of a grocer than a convenience store. As we can see below, there's more staples than just snacks and grab-and-go beverages.
Hersh's also had a store at the corner of N 19th and W Whitehall Streets in Allentown, which itself may have moved from what looks like a small storefront across the street in the basement. It also looks like Hersh's was in the former A&P we saw recently. If you like these small independents, then you're in luck because we have more coming in the next few days right here on The Independent Edition!