I could hardly contain my glee this morning when our pals over at Property shared news that MOM’s Organic Market, which we gave a Best of Be Well Philly award last year, is opening a second location in our area—this time right in Center City (!!!!). (Can you tell I’m excited?)
Our pal HughE Dillon has sleuthed out some pretty interesting news about an organic grocery store coming to the Stapler Building at 12th and Walnut. He snapped a photo of a sign in the window, which tells us that the store will be called Everything Fresh. HughE describes it as “Whole Foods but smaller.”
Well, now ShopRite wants to help.
Not long ago we told you that Mom’s Organic was going to open in Bryn Mawr’s Rosemont Square Shopping Center in a former Borders (from books to bok choy). Yesterday, Be Well Philly spoke with the Maryland-based chain’s owner, Scott Nash, and asked why he chose Bryn Mawr for his new store — the chain’s largest store to date:
“Our other stores in Maryland and Baltimore are in the big retail areas,” he said. “So I asked a lot of people in Philly, ‘Where is your retail equivalent?’ They all said the Main Line.”
Be Wellers on the Main Line, listen up: You’re getting a big, new organic market come February. Maryland-based MOM’s Organic Market is expanding to our area with a new 17,000-square-foot store in the Rosemont Square Shopping Center at 1149 East Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr.
It’s the market’s biggest store to date, founder Scott Nash told me, and if all goes well, he hopes to open more MOM’s stores in our area down the pike. “Our other stores in Maryland and Baltimore are in the big retail areas,” he said. “So I asked a lot of people in Philly, ‘Where is your retail equivalent?’ They all said the Main Line.”