By Elizabeth Perry
After 38 years in business, the Blue Eagle Market on 726 Broadway in Stowe closed its doors.
Its last day of operation was Oct. 31.
Replacing the shop will be an Anytime Market.
New owner Mo Khan said the convenience store is temporarily closed to give the space some updates.
There are no plans to change the offerings which were available at the Blue Eagle Market.
“All we’re doing is remodeling and refreshing but pretty much the same concept,” Khan said.
Khan, who owns another Anytime Market a few doors down at 730 Broadway, said the renovations will likely be completed by the end of December. His purchase of the Blue Eagle building was finalized during the last week of October according to Khan. He bought the building because it had larger square footage than the old Anytime Market.
“I bought the building in the last week of October, we’re going to turn it back into a store in the middle of or end of December,” he said.
Khan is the owner of former Mo’s West Park Diner, which is now a restaurant called Au'Driana’s Diner. Currently, he does not have plans to open another restaurant in the McKees Rocks area. He also isn’t sure what the old Anytime Market will become.
“I haven’t gotten that far ahead of myself yet,” Khan said.
Bank Jani, who owned the Blue Eagle Market with his brother, Sonny, said the shop opened on Sept. 4, 1984.
Sonny Jani is the former owner of Gazette 2.0 and recently became the owner of Jailhouse Saloon in Coraopolis.
Bank said the store had a long, successful run, but it was time to go.
“Everything has a beginning and everything has an end,” Bank said.
Presently, Bank said he was enjoying his “mini vacation” until the next opportunity comes along.