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Snyder Avenue ShopRite moving to Pathmark’s location in Whitman Plaza

A few months ago we told you about A&P filing for bankruptcy, which at the time was only affecting one South Philly grocery store, the SuperFresh on Columbus Boulevard. Later the Pathmark at 330 Oregon Ave. was added to the list of stores closing.


Photo of Pathmark from Mike Kalasnik on Flickr.

Because of Pathmark’s closing, the ShopRite grocery store at 29 Snyder Ave. has decided to move into Pathmark’s location, just 1.5 miles away from their current store.

This new, bigger location for ShopRite will include an in-store cafe and seating area, an expanded area for ShopRite From Home for pick-up and delivery, an in-store dietician, an expanded catering area, larger training and break rooms, more retail space and a larger parking lot.


A letter from the grocery store shared on Whitman Council’s Facebook page.

This move could happen as early as the spring of 2016.

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35 Responses to Snyder Avenue ShopRite moving to Pathmark’s location in Whitman Plaza

  1. Lou_100x October 21, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    Awesome! Snyder Plaza is horrible.

  2. Philly Ray October 21, 2015 at 11:27 am #

    I heard a hot rumor that the ShopRite on Snyder will then be replaced by a Wegman’s. Can anyone confirm?

  3. Toni October 21, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    @lou Whitman is worse than Snyder!!

    • Lou_100x October 21, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

      No, the parking lot at the old Pathmark can actually accommodate more than 24 cars. Though, yes, the rest of “shopping” experience blows.

  4. Memmem October 21, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    What is going into the old Shop Rite building?

  5. Kathy October 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    I LOVE the Shop Rite on Snyder. The employees are So friendly and helpful, and the music! Customers walk down the isles singing to the oldies. Lets hope it continues on Oregon Avenue. The parking will greatly improve.

  6. mjg58 October 21, 2015 at 1:35 pm #

    so 2 big vacancies on delaware ave. Shoprite and Superfresh. Keep us posted on what’s going to replace them!

  7. Zachary October 21, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    That sucks. I liked the close cluster of Shop Rite, Target and Ikea. I can get most of my shopping for the week done in an afternoon.

    • Helene Scherer October 21, 2015 at 5:50 pm #

      You have the wrong ShopRite – the one near Target isn’t the one that’s moving

      • Albert Stumm October 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

        Were you told something different? The letter says 29 Snyder Ave.

      • Gwen October 21, 2015 at 8:39 pm #

        That Shop Rite is the one moving. Announced on Monday.

    • Meg October 22, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

      I read they are planning some big developments in Whitman Plaza at Snyder ave and will be opening new businesses to attract residents and skilled or technical employees. Notice all the new local job postings for college adults and graduates. Guess it makes sense to make good use of all the space.

      • Albert Stumm October 23, 2015 at 8:52 am #

        Know any specifics? Send us an email with what you’ve heard, and we can try to find out more.

  8. Phillygirls October 21, 2015 at 4:30 pm #

    @Zachary I agree!

  9. davefame October 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    There is plenty of parking at the current location, plenty of spots in front of Modell’s. It just requires you to walk an additional 50 feet.

  10. Lee October 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    While I love that shoprite, I don’t see myself trekking further south to Oregon to grocery shop. I suppose this just means that acme will get that much more of my busin.

  11. Gwen October 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    Super Fresh employees were told a Home Goods was moving in and I have read that a Fresh Grocerer was going in the Shop Rite location. It is also owned by the Wakefern Corp so that makes sense. We will see.

  12. Vikki October 21, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    As someone w/NO Car, a family, and 7 animals to shop for I CAN’T Wait for this move!! Having the bus pick you up RIGHT AT THE STORE is going to be WONDERFUL!! Will even shop there MORE NOW!! ONLY went to Pathmark when I was unable to walk or get a ride to Shoprite.
    AND this is going to create MORE Jobs for South Philly! Win/Win situation here!!

  13. Me October 22, 2015 at 3:59 am #

    So instead of 3 supermarkets in the area.. We now have 1??? SMART! How long b4 Wegman opens??

  14. Warren October 22, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    Hmm. Wegman’s model doesn’t usually fit “city” settings. As far as I know all Wegnan’s are suburban, located in very large shopping centers (that include major big box stores) or attached to malls.

  15. Lou_100x October 23, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Wegman’s has confirmed it is opening a store in Snyder Plaza. A Trader Joe’s is moving into the old SuperFresh.

    • Constance October 24, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

      Can you provide links for this information? I just checked the websites of both stores without luck. No indications on either site of their opening stores in South Philadelphia. there

    • Zachary October 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      You’re trolling pretty hard there, Lou. I would say at 100x the normal rate.

      • davefame October 30, 2015 at 11:03 am #

        That’s his MO, he’s like the new ProvWithout

        • lou_100X October 30, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

          @davefame: you probably ride a bike, don’t ya?

    • Joe November 9, 2015 at 7:41 am #

      Where did you hear a confirmation? I need a supermarket to move there because I’m a cake vendor that’s loosing the shoprite when it relocates.

  16. Kevin October 24, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Lou, confirm where you are getting these facts? Mary from church? Makes no sense. Wegmans and trader joes are to high class for s philly. Nothing against the area. I live there. Just no money to support them in walking distance.

    • Gemini November 6, 2015 at 3:18 pm #

      Thinking of the center city population.Totally agree with you.Sad to say they don’t have the S. Philly population in mind. There is a method to their madness.I’m from S. Philly,too.

  17. Lisa November 3, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Wegmans is way too big to move to Snyder plaza. Home goods would be awesome.

    • Lou_100X November 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

      It’s going to be a smaller urban-scale test store.

  18. Gemini November 6, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    Wegman’s and Trader Joe’s are considered high end. Would not be surprised if they both open along Columbus Blvd. Catering to the Center City population.

  19. Joe November 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    Is wegmans definitely confirmed for Snyder plaza? I’m searching every website and nothing confirmed.

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