Oct 22, 2021

This Phone Is Not In Service

C&P Store
East Chestnut Street - Hazleton, PA
A little convenience store that has been in business for over 50 years has closed up shop.  I'm not sure how recent the closure is because I don't always take East Chestnut Street when I drive to my dad's house, but I'm pretty sure it was still open just before the start of the pandemic.  Today, it stands as an empty time capsule from the days of pay phones and pre-paid cards to load minutes onto your Cingular phone.

This is the view from the window of the front door.  They couldn't have gone out of business too long ago because there are still drinks in the cooler and pipe tobacco on the shelves.  It looks like they're in the process of packing up whatever is left over so that the building can be rented out or sold to somebody else.