A &P’s Pathmark located in Whitman Plaza on 3rd and Oregon will officially close come November 3rd, 2015. The ShopRite store at Snyder Plaza will be moving to the more spacious Oregon Ave location come Spring 2016, according to sources at ShopRite.
ShopRite hopes to expand its store at the new location by offering a sit-in cafe, dietician, and additional upscale features. Sources hint at a grand plan to develop Whitman Plaza and nearby neighborhoods, bringing in new residents, more jobs, and tight security features; all while maintaining the same low cost to consumers. The expected influx of businesses and jobs is intended to draw in new and diverse residents, further developing the neighborhood.
The building where Pathmark once stood will be completely renovated to give ShopRite a specific modern appeal, the first of it’s kind in Philadelphia. ShopRite was unclear about their planned security features and specific plans to clean up the neighborhood. Their decision to go green will mostly depend on neighborhood associations and nearby residents.
The new ShopRite does not advertise a pharmacy department. Pathmark’s pharmacy department closes October 31, 2015. Prescriptions have been sold to RiteAid Pharmacy. Consumers with prescriptions or refills at Pathmark Pharmacy in Whitman Plaza will have to contact RiteAid to get their prescriptions. Alternatively, customers can have their new pharmacy of choice contact RiteAid and transfer all their prescriptions.
Update: ShopRite announces opening of ShopRite of Whitman Plaza in early 2016 | ShopRite finalizes opening date of September 2016 after months delay
3 thoughts on “Snyder Plaza ShopRite moves to Oregon Ave as Pathmark Closes”
ShopRite is in the process of negotiating the purchase of more buildings in Whitman Plaza. I know contractors that have been quoted for major projects in the area. They want to expand really big. Basically they are getting land and rent for cheap so before the prices in the area rise they are swooping in and reaping benefits. This South Philly area is about to experience a big boom. Not sure what will become of Snyder Plaza…
Really? They’re closing the pharmacy but bringing in a dietician? Sounds like marketing BS to me. I want to keep my hopes up, but don’t expect Shoprite to be cleaning up our streets for free…