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Do you remember D.E. Jones?

One great thing about having other lifelong Yorkers in our family is the great dinner conversation it provides.

For instance, on Thanksgiving, my brother-in-law Mike and I were talking about the 5-and-10-type store that used to be in Delco Plaza, on your left as you came down the steps from Kmart into the mall.

My mom and I had been talking about that and could not, for the life of us, remember the name of it. She thought it might have been either a McCrory’s or a dollar store, but I was adamant that, no, it had another name.

Well, Mike came up with it. After a couple of false starts – like calling it David Jones – we recalled that it was D.E. Jones.

As near as I can tell through some quick Internet research, if a company by that name is even still in existence, it’s only in a few locations in New Jersey, and even that is suspect. When Wikipedia doesn’t even have a reference to something, you know it’s bad!

So, I’m turning to you, loyal readers. Do you remember D.E. Jones? Was it a chain? Were there others in York besides the one in Delco Plaza? I’d love to know!

2 comments on “Do you remember D.E. Jones?

  1. There was a D.E. Jones for a few years in the Fairlane Village Mall in Pottsville, PA. It was near the Boscovs in the late 90s and it basically was like a 5 and 10 or a dollar store. It had an odd assortment of cheap random stuff.

  2. There was a D E Jones store in Edison NJ for many years. It’s long gone. I loved the variety of stuff there: stickers of anime-style characters, bandanas with sports mascots (even Biker Mice From Mars) and general merchandise. Almost a replacement for Woolworth’s.

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