Naked Philly, the real estate news website run by OCF Realty, shared a snippet of news on Friday about plans for a “big glass box” that will descend upon Point Breeze Avenue.
The plan for the project is to keep some of the remaining structure, which is currently Point Save Super, and add an additional two floors of the more modern-looking, glass-box-like structure to the top of the building at 1245 Point Breeze Ave. While the plans themselves are worth checking out, what may be the more interesting news about this project is the food co-op that could be in the works for the ground-floor commercial space.
From Naked Philly:
Word on the street is that this could become the home of a new food co-op for Point Breeze. Ori Feibush has been sharing these renderings, along with some more community information on planning for a food co-op, in Facebook groups dedicated to this effort for a Point Breeze community grocery store.
In a previous Facebook post about a month ago, Feibush stated that he has a “top secret,” soon-to-be-built development that would be perfect for this effort. These newly-released renderings seem to lend themselves to that.
If this indeed is a new food co-op coming to this location, how would this project compete with the South Philly Food Co-op‘s efforts?
Here’s what Feibush said in the same Facebook post:
This effort is not a knock on the South Philly Food Co-op. In fact, I love them and all they hope to accomplish. I am just jealous that other neighborhoods are more likely than ours to see a cooperative open up in their boundaries.
A public design session is being held on Saturday, May 21 at the Kind Institute to brainstorm for the Point Breeze Food Co-op. You can find out more about that event here.