Monday, July 20, 2015

Seaford Pathmark may become Stop & Shop

On July 20, 2015, reported that A. & P., owner of Pathmark, Waldbaum's, and other chains will sell many of the stores.  If the bankruptcy court approves, the Seaford Pathmark will be sold to Stop & Shop, which is itself owned by the Dutch firm Ahold, which may be merging with the Delhaize Group.
From the Nassau County property website, it seems that Pathmark arrived in Seaford in 1968. What was on the property between Washington Avenue and Tackapausha Pond before Pathmark?  Was ShopRite there?  Many thanks for answers!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Is this the last payphone in Seaford?

A few years ago, noticing that the coin telephones disappeared from outside Pathmark and from inside the Seaford Library, I wondered which payphone would be the last in Seaford. Today, I discovered that neither Seaford nor Massapequa train stations have payphones, though half the waiting passengers were looking at hand-held screens.  Maybe this derelict, non-working phone near Burger King is the last relic.
An article in the Irish Times the other day reminded me of this topic. The Republic has a million more subscriptions to mobile phones than its 4.6 million people! Each pay phone is used, on an average, once every two or two-and-a-half days.
In 2011, Verizon sold its Eastcoast payphones to Pacific Telemanagement Services, which continues to provide payphones at some train stations.