Our Story

In 1962 American Stores Inc. acquired the former site of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Station in Jim Thorpe. They built and opened in January of 1963 a state of the art supermarket known as the Acme.

American Stores Inc, under the name of Acme Markets, operated the store for thirty-two years until January of 1995 when they sold to the Penn Traffic Company. Penn Traffic operated the store as an Insalaco's and Bi-Lo Market for almost three years until December 18, 1998 when the property was sold to Associated Wholesalers Inc. This left the town of Jim Thorpe without a major food store.

Frank Pasdon, a former manager of this store for Acme Markets and his wife, Marion, purchased the property from Associated Wholesalers Inc. in January of 1999. On January 24, 1999 the Pasdons opened the Jim Thorpe Market. Due to an outstanding employee work effort and overwhelmingly community support the market prospered and outgrew the building.

Nearly five years later the Pasdons decided to enlarge the store. After getting a building plan from a local architect, Ben Walbert, and various other permits ground was broken for the addition on August 11, 2003. Keystone Builders of Curwensville, PA was the General Contractor and Pete Bracken was the on-site foreman.

On March 14, 2004 the new, updated, customer friendly Jim Thorpe Market was opened. The new market featured an in-store bakery, enlarged major departments, on site prepared foods, international cheese department, extended specialty food lineup, organic foods, digital photo processing and over 40,000 items. The new market also employs the latest electronic media transport and acquisition devices and telecheck is our primary check auditing program.