From Larry Platt at thephiladelphiacitizen.org:
He has done more to bring fresh food to inner cities than any other grocer—as with his upscale, affordable new store on Monument Road.
Just think what he could do with the Thriftway building at Pratt Street and Frankford Avenue. Read the story at this link.
In the window on September 23rd.
The Gilbert family has operated the Thriftway at Pratt Street and Frankford Avenue for almost 37 years. They will be closing the store this Friday, September 24th.
We thank them for their service and generosity to the Frankford Community.
At the Sept 9th Philadelphia Historical Commission meeting, representatives from Rite Aid of Pennsylvania, who owns the Holiday Thriftway property, actually requested another 60-day continuance, which was granted, so the commission has yet to make a decision regarding the designation.
Thanks to the Gilbert family at the Holiday Thriftway on Frankford Avenue, Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sanchez, State Rep. Jason Dawkins and the Frankford Community Development Corporation, the holiday season was officially launched on Friday night, December 4th with the lighting of the tree.
The weather was beautiful and the kids excited as they had some light refreshments in anticipation of gifts that came after the tree blazed into its glory.
That spot in front of the Triftway makes a great venue for this kind of event.
Rite Aid,who owns the property at 5147 Frankford Avenue, has extended the lease for Holiday Thiftway through at least October of 2018.
We have previously reported about the SEPTA board of directors meeting and ongoing negotiations and the concern expressed by community residents of what the loss of the store would mean.
We’ll continue to report on the prospects for development in the area of the Frankford Transportation Center.