Work Has Begun On The Countryside Market And Deli After 2011 Holiday Fire – Swarthmore, PA
-----Post Script 4/22/2013 ---Unfortunately the Countryside Market and Deli will not be returning. The building has been razed and it will not be rebuilt......Gloria
The Countryside Market And Deli located in Swarthmore PA on Yale Avenue was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve last year. It was very sad to see this happen for it was a thriving business and fire is never a good thing. Fortunately no one was hurt in the fire, but the fire apparently destroyed everything in the building including the living quarters above the business.
Recently I noticed that clean up has begun at the site. It looks like the front part of the structure will be gutted and not demolished, thus leaving a reminder of the building before the fire.
It will be nice to have the Countryside Deli up and running again. This business has a following and it will be good for that following to have their favorite breakfast and lunch place back in business. Not sure when that will be but I will keep my eyes open.
Wishing the owners of the Countryside Market And Deli all the best in getting their lives and business back in order.
Photo taken Summer 2011.
(Written by Gloria)