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Old North Penn: Montgomeryville Mart

The Facebook group 'Old Images of Montgomery County' featured a few photos of the old mart on Horsham Road in Montgomery Township

Here's a photo of the old entrance to the Montgomeryville Mart, courtesy of Old Images of Montgomery County on Facebook.

The mart existed on the site where Home Depot and OfficeMax are located on Horsham Road.

It was destroyed by a fire in October 1991, according to this report.

Do you remember the Montgomeryville Mart? Let us know your memories in the comments.

patti gerretz February 23, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Wow...loved this place as a teenager..had the coolest stuff!!
Steven Long February 23, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Yes, I remember ... wish they'd bring it back! I was a volunteer fireman with Colmar Fire Company at the time (I was Fire Police). I happened to be one of the first Fire Police on the scene, to relieve PA State Trooper - who had been positioned at 5 Points, to shut down Horsham Road. I parked my car on the mini-island near the former Bridal Shop (now a vacuum retailer). It's was a sad day!
jayne potcner wicklund February 23, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Remember it well!! I was a little girl and my dad and I would go to the MART on Friday night- he would go to buy some bushes for the yard- he would give me 35 cents and I would meet him at the front entrance- I would have a slice of pizza and a birch beer! We also would get Fleck's sticky buns! Just loved the place.
Patti Fuges February 23, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Sticky buns, soft pretzels, and great to people watch
Patti Fuges February 23, 2013 at 10:45 PM
I remember food shopping with my mom when their was a supermarket at the Horsham Road end.
Debbie February 24, 2013 at 02:02 AM
I'll never forget this one time we went, I was about 10 yrs. old, my mom let my sister & I walk around alone....(you could let your kids do that back then) So we saw this store called Mickey's mouse, with a picture of cheese, so being 10 yrs. old, we thought it was a cheese store, so we walked in......wow, were we surprised when we saw a bunch of old men smoking at a bar and topless women on stage....OMG we were scared for life...lol
Johnathan Rex February 24, 2013 at 03:39 PM
Still love Fleck's sticky buns to this day and am thankful we at least can get some at the Quakertown Mart. The new Montgomeryville mart was a total flop and did not come close to the same feel.
Marie Krause February 25, 2013 at 09:42 PM
As a child living in Phila. my parents would take us there on occasion while enroute to visit friends. Fast forward many years and I moved right behind the Mart, in Wood Hollow Condo's. I remember that Oct. day I fell asleep on my couch only to be awaken by a lot of noise and as I look out my deck door a very bright orange sky. There were fire hoses running up and down my parking lot too. I followed the trail and stood and watched the Mart going down in a blaze of history. Wow! Great memories in so many ways.
Mari February 25, 2013 at 09:42 PM
Oh how I miss the Mart. Used to go there for stickey buns, pretzels, & eye glasses, & hardware store+++. I saw all the black smoke when it burned down so we went over and watched it from the 7-11 store. We jokingly wanted to go roast marshmellows there, but of course didn't. That was a huge loss to this area when it burned.
Brenda Di Domenico Moultrie February 26, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Oh I have many fond memories of the montgomeryville Mart..it was a part of my childhood..me and friends would walk for over an hour to get there some days..remember the smell as soon as you walked in..the Italian deli..the cinnamon buns..just loved the whole atmosphere..so sad its not there any more..
dr frank sommerer March 23, 2013 at 03:57 AM
My uncle Blackie was a barber there for many years.....can remember my dad dragging me in kicking and screaming, but always got a sticky bun on the way out!! And dad would buy some of that stinky cheese! Skip Sommerer
Tony March 27, 2013 at 05:09 PM
Skip, my dad Al used to run barbershop with your uncle! Small world.

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