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5:33 AM / Sunday September 27, 2020

8 Nov 2010

ShopRite of Cheltenham to expand, create jobs

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November 8, 2010 Category: Local Posted by:

Brown’s Super Stores, owners of 10 ShopRite supermarkets in the region, will break ground at 10:00 am on Monday, November 1, 2010 on an $11 million store expansion project in Cheltenham. The project will provide additional construction and permanent jobs in the community; create space for a new convenient health center; and increase the offerings at the store to include an international market.

 

“This store has been an integral part of the community for almost 16 years,” said Jeff Brown, President and CEO of ShopRite, the company which purchased the store 10 years ago. “We are committed to our investment here and I’m excited about the new opportunities our superstore project will provide.”

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The expansion will add another 10,000 square feet, bringing the store’s size to a total of 75,000 square feet of space, converting it to a ‘state-of-the-art’ superstore. The project is expected to be completed in late 2011 and will add an additional 40 new jobs, bringing the number of employees to more than 300.

 

The newly renovated store will feature an International Market offering products from around the world. It also will have expanded fresh Seafood, Produce and Bakery departments to offer an even wider variety of products than before and ensure fresh food access for an expanded population through SEPTA’S expanded bus terminal across the street.

 

“ShopRite of Cheltenham is a classic example that shows how much of an impact one store can have on a community. ShopRite is more than a grocery store, it’s a community hub,” said State Representative Dwight Evans, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and nationally recognized for his efforts to use supermarkets as a way to promote economic development and community vitality. “The neighborhoods in the northwest embraced the ShopRite here and in return, the Browns have embraced the community by investing here. It’s all very exciting.”

 

In addition to Brown and Evans, others expected to be on hand for the groundbreaking are: Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, State Representatives Lawrence Curry, John Myers and Cherelle Parker, Philadelphia City Councilperson Marian Tasco, Cheltenham Township Commissioner Art Haywood, Cheltenham Township Manager David Kraynik and President of United Food and Commercial Workers Union 1776, Wendell Young, IV.

 

Brown’s ShopRite is a family owned and operated supermarket chain of 10 stores and was founded in 1988 by President and CEO Jeffrey Brown. Brown’s prides itself on offering state-of-the-art supermarkets that are clean with low prices, wide variety and friendly customer service. They are proud to be one of the few major family owned grocery businesses left in the area and are committed to supporting all the communities where they do business.

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