Bakers Centre Opens With Great Fanfare & Delight in Northwest Philadelphia with a Brown’s ShopRite, Ross and Gov Tom Corbett
Earlier this month residents from Northwest Philadelphia and dignitaries were
at Bakers Centre to celebrate the grand opening of the new shopping center. Bakers Centre is a 220,000-square-foot, expansive shopping complex
encompassing 30 acres located on Hunting Park Avenue, Fox Street and
Roberts Avenue. It is the former site of the Tasty Baking Co.
The neighbors are excited for the 71,000 square foot Brown’s Shop Rite
to open. It’s operated by the same family which
operates the Roxborough ShopRite, which many of the neighbors shop at
currently. It will be the anchor store of the
30-acre, 220,000 square foot plaza, which will also include retail
shopping including a Ross, eateries (Subway, Wendy’s), and a 73,000
square foot Restaurant Depot outlet. Bakers Centre is anticipated to
bring 1,000 jobs to an area
that straddles East Falls, Allegheny West, Nicetown, and Hunting Park.
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innovative mixture of state, local, and private funding. The lead
developer is US Realty Associates, Inc.
Nicetown’s SHARE Food Program, halal foods, products from Africa and
the Caribbean, as well as hard-to-come-by conveniences like an American
Heritage Credit Union branch and a health clinic staffed with nurse
helped develop the former Tasty Baking headquarters into a $60 million
shopping center project in Hunting Park West featuring a 77,000 foot
Shop Rite, a Ross Dress for Less department store, a Subway, Planet
Fitness, Dunkin Donuts and other retail.
completion will likely start the revitalization of one of Philadelphia’s
most underutilized industrial zones The Hunting Park West District,
into a vibrant retail hub within this trade area, which will ultimately
create future rateable s for the City of Philadelphia and will
immediately provide a new and much needed shopping experience for the
Centre. An important project that would make a positive contribution to
the neighborhood, as well as Philadelphia. Corbett doesn’t attend a lot of these events, so just him being there was a resounding yes to progress in Philadelphia.
funds for the project through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital
Program. The development is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs.
Curtis Jones, Jr, Us Rep Pa 7th Senatorial District Vincent Hughes, Gov
Corbett, Michael Grasso, Mayor Nutter, Jeff Brown, Mrs Brown, Nick
Micozzif, State Rep (blue tie) and Greg Bianchi
Pa 7th Senatorial District Vincent Hughes, Gov Corbett, Mayor Michael
Nutter participate in the ribbon cutting of Bakers Centre.
center. No longer to they have to drive to Olney or Roxborough to get
Bianchi, Greg Bianchi, VP at US Realty/Metro Development Company,
Christie Honigman (The Honigman Group PR – she produced this event.), Michelle Grasso and Oksana
Strockyj, US Realty Associates Inc
Rite, and Tom Micozzif, Mayor of Upper Darby check out the new Shop
Rite in Bakers Centre