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Sneaky Pete's Closing After 35 Years

'It's time,' the owner of the Ardmore institution said.

Sneaky Pete's, an athletic shoe and apparel store in Ardmore, is closing after 35 years of business. The store will likely shut its doors by May 1—or sooner, if remaining stock sells out, owner Franny Weinstein told Patch.

Deciding to close was "a fairly long process," Weinstein said. "We've been doing it for 35 years ... there's a lot of things that factor in, but mostly we felt it was time to retire."

Founded in 1977, Sneaky Pete's moved to Ardmore about 25 years ago.

In that time, "many stores have turned over... very few stores are still the original stores from when we first began," Weinstein said.

All remaining stock at Sneaky Pete's is on sale. The store, located at 5 W Lancaster Ave in Ardmore, is open:

  • Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Josh February 26, 2013 at 08:40 PM
This is sad news but thank you for the years of community support, vice versa. Good luck, Pete!
Nancy Gold February 27, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I'm one of the "new" businesses and moved King's Collar Shirtmakers here, 13 years ago from Center City. Many of my neighbors have already left ( Robinson Luggage, Robbins Jewelers, Pearl of the East, and Jacques Ferber Furs, among others,) but new faces are on the block and growth always means change. "There's a lot more in Ardmore~!~" and I'm happy to be part of this town. Sneaky Pete's, I wish you well in your retirement. You've been wonderful Community Partners. Nancy Gold

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