New ShopRite Opens At Renovated Whitman Plaza in Philadelphia

by Jaime Lackey

PHILADELPHIA — Breslin Realty Development Corp. has announced the opening of a new 58,980-square-foot ShopRite Supermarket at 330 Oregon Ave. in south Philadelphia. The store occupies a former Pathmark store and is operated by Colligas Family Markets, members of the Keasbey, N.J.-based Wakefern Food Corp., a co-operative of more than 250 independently owned stores. The store is located at Whitman Plaza, which has recently undergone an $8 million renovation. The new supermarket was renovated to include a fresh bake shop; full-service meat and seafood departments; prepared foods and catering; and grab-and-go meals such as sandwiches, heat-and-eat entrees and Asian cuisine. The store also features a specialty cheese department, an in-store café, and a shop-at-home delivery service. It employs around 300 workers. Other tenants at the community shopping center include Burlington Coat Factory, Ross Dress for Less, Pet Valu, PennDOT, Club Metro USA, Citizens Bank, Rainbow Shoppes, GameStop, GNC, Payless Shoe Source, and Party City. Breslin Realty Development Corp. manages the center, which was built in 1980 by the Breslin organization, and was previously renovated in 2003. It now sports a new façade and more than 20,000 square feet of updated interior space. Frankie Campione of CREATE Architecture Planning & Design redesigned the center’s façade using influences from the nearby industrial areas and the nearby stadium.

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