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Ex-Sears location was supposed to become a film studio in Norristown, PA


Ex-Sears location was supposed to become a film studio in Norristown, PA

This shopping center started with a Sears as an anchor in 1956, and was the place to shop in the area until the early 80s when Sears moved to King of Prussia. From 1984 to 2000 it had a Ports of the World as the anchor. That building is now USM (US Maintenance) Services. There were big plans for a film studio here, but that development ran into problems. The site was sold at sheriff's auction on 10/30/13 for $8,000. There is quite a bit about the locations tortured history on the Web.


Location: Norristown Centre, aka Logan Square , 1800 Markley St. , USM Services is in old Sears building., Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401, United States
Listing Category: Movies, Films, Cinema, Nostalgia, Repurposed Properties, Retail Stores, Malls
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Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Todays Philadelphia Inquirer has a front-page article by Carolyn Davis on the costly mess the movie studio project left behind. It mentions that an Amudipes Thrift Store was once a part of this center. It also clarified that the $8,000 mentioned above was sheriffs fees, as a private investor bought the place for the value of the debt plus the fees. It is still up in the air as to what to do with this site.
Date : 2014-02-17

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.philly.com/philly/news/ [sorry, broke up URL to fit in space - Ed.] politics/20151009_Montco_invests__25M__gets_back__800K.html.
Date : 2015-10-11

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