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Even more D.E. Jones memories

Way back in December, I mentioned a store of the past that I had personally frequented – D.E. Jones. Turns out there were a few locally – at least in Shrewsbury, in Delco Plaza, and in Hanover. The Delco one is the one I remembered, but I was glad to hear there had been more.

New commenter J. Whitmore writes, “I wish they still had the one in Hanover. The bath towels lasted forever!”

Leigh Ann says, “I remember D.E. Jones stores, they were the best. I just loved them and really miss them. i used to go to the one in Shrewsbury & at Delco.”

Commenter Cathy also shopped in the southern part of the county; she writes, “There was a DE Jones in Shrewsbury about 5-7 years ago at the Market Square shopping center.” If that timing is right, that might have been the last one in the area to close; can anyone confirm that?

And another commenter, S. Johnson, says, “I remember D.E. Jones at Delco, I went there every now and then. I really miss the old Delco Plaza. I’ve been looking around for someone who has pictures of Delco before it was demolished or just any pics of it plain flat out.” If you do have such pictures, we’d LOVE to see them; please feel free to post them at by choosing the “Historic Photos of York” category! I will make sure to share those here and with our commenters!

Angela Place points out one just north of us; she writes, “I believe there was one in Carlisle as well, either at the MJ Carlisle Mall or the Carlisle Plaza, I forget which.”

Reader Carol said, of the Delco D.E. Jones, “I wish they never closed. We got a lot of household items there. My family misses that store.”

As does ours, Carol! Thanks to everyone for chiming in with more memories of this five-and-dime-type wonder!

7 comments on “Even more D.E. Jones memories

  1. There was one in Old Bridge NJ, at the gateway shopping center which was called the sayrewoods shopping center at the time.

      1. Hi,
        I know this is an old post, but your comment was the most recent, so I’m replying to you. I was a Manager at one of the D.E. Jones (aka D.K Stores) in NJ. I was reminiscing and looked it up for fun. The company completely went out of business years ago, just like all the other little stores we grew up with. The towels were actually from Sears believe it or not! A lot of the merchandise was from big retailers’ overstock. Us old enough to remember miss these stores and the times they represented.

    1. Omg !!! For the life of me I couldn’t think of the name of this store.
      I’m from Old Bridge and my grandparents lived in Madison Park. We went to sayrewoods almost daily !!!!!
      My grandfather would give me $10 bucks and I spent it like a baller when I went into DE JONES.
      I was just telling my daughter about how you could buy literally anything and everything in there.

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