Demolition continues at future site of Royal Farms in Norristown

Ken Knickerbocker
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Demolition began recently at Norristown Centre to create space for a Royal Farms store. The convenience-store chain, based in Baltimore, is coming to Norristown as part of its expansion in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Stan Huskey.)

Demolition is continuing this week at Norristown Centre, Markley Street, to make room for the long-awaited Royal Farms convenience store.

The convenience-store chain, based in Baltimore, is coming to Norristown as part of its further expansion in Pennsylvania, writes Natalie Kostelni for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

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The chain is building a new store at Norristown Centre on Markley Street and Johnson Highway that brings a much-needed infusion to Norristown Centre, formerly known as Logan Square Shopping Center, which has languished for nearly 16 years. There was some hope of change in 2007 when a developer wanted to transform it into a Studio Centre, but the project fell through.

In 2015, the property was finally put back on track for redevelopment. US Maintenance already occupies 103,000 square feet for its corporate offices, while Heaven’s Treasures does business in a 33,00-square foot store that originally opened as Impact Thrift.

Royal Farms will help with the transformation, as the national chain already has eight locations in Pennsylvania. The new Norristown facility will fit the usual mold for Royal Farms, with 5,000 square feet complete with gas pumps and indoor and outdoor seating.

Read more about Royal Farms in the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.

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