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Rumors have been swirling for months that the retail tenant coming to the Wharton Street Lofts, which just started leasing at 12th and Wharton, was going to be a Trader Joe’s.
Sorry, no dice.
The tenant they are working with is a 24-hour gym, says developer Leo Addimando. It’s a national chain but he won’t disclose the name until the deal is signed.
He said that tenants of the building will get drastically reduced membership fees.
The Trader Joe’s rumor, which has been pervasive, was fueled by hope as much as anything else. But we were thinking that maybe it was a whisper down the lane situation and that it was actually going to be the location for the South Philly Food Co-op. They’ve been shopping around, and the timelines kind of match up. Alas, no.