Hey My Backlog's Exactly 3 Years Now!
Oddly satisfying coincidence here- my schedule lines up so that this post, which will be my last for 2020, also happens to be the last of my 2017 photos. For it, we're going 100% Delaware- first, we're finishing off that adventure we started to the state last post, then we're going to be getting into some stuff from Delaware County PA. Not that it was intentional or anything. I just happen to frequent both places.
Flickr the day of my visit.
Drive-thru dairy Swiss Farms started out in the 60's and quickly grew to 10 stores by 1972. It maintained that number for a decades, neither opening nor closing any locations. Then, in the 2000's, they tried expanding. They opened two new ones in Delco (where all of the original locations were), two in Chester County, and another in New Jersey. One of the Chester County ones and the NJ location failed quickly. The other Chesco location held on for a while, but became wholesale only in 2016 and closed altogether a couple years later. Interestingly, it reopened last year as a full-line location. The store pictured here was one of the originals and opened in 1969. I was shocked when it closed in 2019- it is the first, and so far only, Delco location or original location to close.