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Still, Wegman’s is not coming to Broad&Wash, but now $500 is on the line

You may have heard a rumor last week that Wegman’s was coming to a Bart Blatstein development proposed for Broad and Washington. We did some digging and learned that it wasn’t actually the case.

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Nevertheless, the source of that rumor, PhillyChitChat, stands by his sources, and so we have decided to accept his challenge of a friendly wager. The loser of the bet, which is specifically about whether the grocery chain will end up opening a store at this particular Blatstein development, will donate $500 to a cause chosen by the winner.

And to mark the friendly nature of this whole deal, we have both agreed to sit in the dunk tank at whatever Beer Week falls after a formal announcement is made about the grocery tenant for the development (that is, if they’ll have us).

Now, the way things stand, we hope that we’re wrong and right at the same time. Either way, everybody wins.

So, are we crazy? And if not, what organization should get our winnings?



8 Responses to Still, Wegman’s is not coming to Broad&Wash, but now $500 is on the line

  1. Philly Ray March 17, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Donate the winnings to a local public school.

    • Jillian March 17, 2014 at 10:40 am #

      Agree! Donate with the condition that it is used for a fun day like field day. Or donate it to Universal Vare Charter School for students who can’t afford their 8th grade graduation activity dues. That’s where all my spare money tends to go at the end of the year.

  2. Craig March 17, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Donate it to Alex’s Lemonade Stand as they continue to find a cure for children fighting cancer.

  3. ProvWitout March 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Donate it to a local Boy Scout troop… Summer is around the corner. They struggle to get to afford to go camping every year.. And they can’t just sell cookies like the Girl Scouts…

  4. Zoe March 17, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    Donate to one of the civic associations (my vote goes to EPX.) Or split among them.

  5. Beth McConnell March 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    South Philly Food Co-Op is the obvious choice for such a food-and-development related bet.

    • Lee March 18, 2014 at 8:51 am #

      I think the co-op should honestly look to purchase a space as a way to insulate against raising rents.

  6. fmd March 22, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    I think the Co-op should buy that corner property at S. Broad and Moore (NW corner). There isn’t any parking, but I bet they could negotiate something with the bank–that parking lot is almost always empty.

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