On Philadelphia Speaks, there is rumor and innuendo and plain old fact regarding two new supermarkets and one very popular beer distributor. The first is the rumor of a Wegmans that would live at 1751 Wilmington-West Chester Pike off 200 near Rt 1. The person who posted that information wasn’t thrilled with the added traffic the new store would bring, which prompted a backlash from fellow Speaks-ers, who even linked to the BuzzFeed piece “25 Reasons Wegmans Is The Greatest Supermarket The World Will Ever Know.” We’ll keep you posted on that one.
Next up, a new Sav-A-Lot has opened at Knorr and Frankford, right across from a ShopRite. But it’s clear from PS member remarks that the chain isn’t exactly popular. To wit: “The Save Alot on Washington Ave is the most soul destroying grocery store I’ve ever visited.”
Finally, Springfield Beer Distributor has reversed course on their move out of their current neighborhood. They’ll move to 22nd and Washington, according to a PS member, rather than 24th and Oregon. And the people rejoice!
So what else we got?
• Getting closer now… City Planning Commission Approves Whole Foods Relocation Plan [CBS Philly]
• Review of the new Benjamin Franklin Museum… Benjamin Franklin Museum Opens This Weekend, Free Of Its Old Quirks [Hidden City]
• Parkway Corp’s Joe Zuritsky: Yeah, Home2 Suites is ugly, but good for the city [Metro]
• Personally, we’re fond of the Passyunk Avenue Spur… 6 Phantom SEPTA Subways, and Where to Find Them