This store has nice wide aisles, clean shelves, excellent lighting, and a premier staff. They went through their ups and downs when they were bought by Safeway, but they have found their way again and are again the premier grocer in this area. Two carts can fit down every aisles with room to spare. Their sales are just as good as the other markets in the area. And the staff is just superb with many many long term employees.
This location seems to be one of their smaller traffic stores. It just recently moved to its current location, so the store is brand new and quite easy to navigate. But the inventory seems to stick around a bit longer due to the lower volume. Great staff. Great pharmacy staff as well.
This dollar store has changed hands quite a few times. They stock the traditional items one would expect in a dollar store: cleaning items, food, paper goods, etc. Not everything in this store is a dollar! Check for tags! It can be deceiving. But the store is restock often and the staff is super friendly.
A combination higher end produce market and deli, this place has a nibble for any hunger. Their sandwiches are excellent, using high quality meats , cheeses, and breads. The salads are unique and quite delicious. The produce selection is seasonal, generally local, and reasonably priced. They also carry gourmet dry goods, fresh rolls, and organic dairy items.
As with any Pier 1 Imports, it is an experience for the senses. The sights and smells are what classically make the Pier 1 experience. A Pier 1 has been in Springfield for a very long time, but this is a new location for the store and a well deserved revamp. The store is much fresher and items are much more eye catching in the new building. The staff is excellent and the items to be found are, as to be expected, one of a kind.
Once a Strawbridges, this Target is situated on two floors, which can make running in for a household item quite simple. Grocery type items are on the second floor. The escalator for shopping carts can entertain the children if the toy department gets boring. Generally they keep this store very clean and the lines short. Well stocked and staffed. Great parking lot!
In a day and age when truly local papers are hard to find, the Swarthmorean remains as the source of information in the borough. Only a weekly paper, but it contains all of the important news and community events for the town. The Letters to the paper are certainly not to be missed as they usually reflect whatever the controversy of the week is in town. It is 75 cents well spent, at the newsstand price.
Situated in the center of downtown Swarthmore, the new and improved Co-op has redefined itself and yet remained the Swarthmore institution it has always been. The shelves are stocked with the basic staples as well as more luxury type food items. Their prices continue to amaze me for such a small store. They aren't too much more expensive than the big grocery chains, and sometimes are even less expensive. The staff is a huge asset as they are always eager to help and present with a smile.
A small shop in the center of the "ville" of Swarthmore. The storefront may not be huge, but the chocolate quality certainly is. Their handmade dipped fruit is their speciality, and to die for. They also make chocolates on the premises. Call ahead or just stop in and speak to the friendly staff and pick up a treat or two. I do believe that they are closed on Mondays and Sundays.
Goodwill tends to be one of the higher priced thrift stores and this one is no exception. But the quality of the goods here is very good. As with any thrift store, it is very important to go frequently and never expect anything, but this ones tends to have the good "finds" more often than others. The staff is always very friendly and it is usually a great pleasure to visit with them.