Brown’s Super Stores has officially opened the doors to the new ShopRite of Fox Street.
Brown’s Super Stores officials hosted a grand opening on Thursday morning that drew politicians and civic leaders.
The 71,000 square foot supermarket anchors Bakers Square, located on the former Tasty Baking Factory site in the Allegheny West section of Philadelphia. The new store has created more than 300 jobs for local residents.
“We are thrilled to be joining this community, which has been without a supermarket for more than 20 years,” said Jeff Brown, president and CEO of Brown’s Super Stores.
“After opening supermarkets in Philadelphia for 25 years and collaborating with this local community for over three years, I believe we have developed one of the most innovative retail experiences available today.”
The full service market located at Fox Street and Hunting Park Avenue features an American Heritage Credit Union and QCare, a convenient care clinic operated by Resource for Human Development Family Practice and Counseling Network. Shoppers can also tap into the free services of an in-store nutritionist and application assistance for public benefits.
Brown’s Super Stores has been nationally recognized for opening supermarkets in “food desert” locations.
The Bakers Square redevelopment project was the recipient of a 2011 federal grant to assist with economic development activities that provided job opportunities for low and moderate income families in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia.