The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry Grand Opening Set for Friday, Dec. 9

December 08, 2016
Contact: Carly Spross 
Office: (610) 622-1520 x212 Office: (610) 622-1520 x212 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting and Check Presentation to Philabundance
 
PHILADELPHIA, PA (Dec. 8, 2016) -The Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry celebrates its grand opening
tomorrow with a ribbon cutting ceremony and check presentation to Philabundance. Doors will open to
the public immediately following the ceremony at 9:00 a.m.
 
Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney along with PA State Sen. Anthony Williams, Philadelphia Councilman
Kenyatta Johnson, and other local elected officials will join the celebration which will culminate with the
supermarket’s $10,000 check presentation to Philabundance. The donated funds will support local
huger relief efforts, providing over 20,000 meals to people in need.
 
The 57,000-square-foot Fresh Grocer is owned and operated by Patrick J. Burns and the Burns family,
who have more than 30 years experience in the supermarket business in the Greater Philadelphia area.
 
“We are beyond excited to open a state-of-the-art, modern, full-service Fresh Grocer in Grays Ferry,”
said Burns. “The neighborhood is long overdue for a first-class supermarket and we can’t wait to open
our doors to the community.”
 
The store, formerly the site of an old Pathmark that closed over a year ago, was completely renovated
and expanded to offer an enhanced shopping experience with over 40 varieties of home style prepared
hot entrees made fresh daily, fire grilled chicken, Chinese cuisine, fresh sushi, a garden fresh salad bar,
and Fresh Grocer’s signature made-to-order hoagies and sandwiches. Customers will also find an in-
store bakery featuring special occasion cakes, expansive meat department offering custom cuts and
special orders; a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and local produce; full service deli and seafood
departments, and a beer and wine garden with wide variety of domestics and imports. The store also
offers an online shopping service via thefreshgrocer.com with curb side store pick-up and home delivery
options available daily. Additionally, shoppers who spend $50 or more are welcome to utilize the store’s
shuttle service that provides complimentary rides home for customers and their groceries.
 
The new Fresh Grocer of Grays Ferry employs approximately 225 full-and part-time workers and will be
open daily from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight. The store is located at 3021 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA
19146.
 
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About Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets 
A member of the Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative, Patrick J. Burns currently operates 
seven Fresh Grocer supermarkets and two ShopRite supermarkets, located throughout the Greater 
Philadelphia area. Under Patrick’s leadership, Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets specializes in 
providing high-quality perishables in urban and suburban environments and are committed to 
understanding the needs, tastes and traditions of the communities in which their stores are located, and 
make it a priority to offer an assortment of products and services to meet those various needs. Burns’ 
Family Neighborhood Markets are also committed to improving food access and to promoting the health 
and wellness of its customers, associates and communities. 


 

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