Construction is scheduled to begin in late March
CARLISLE, Pa. – The GIANT Co. will expand its footprint in Philadelphia, adding a new store in the northeastern part of the city.
The retailer said Tuesday that construction is slated to start in late March on the 67,000-square-foot store, which will be located at 2201 Cottman Avenue at the corner of Bustleton Avenue. The outlet is expected to open later this year.
“With its diverse neighborhoods, people, and undeniable passion for food, there’s no place quite like Philadelphia, and that’s exactly why The GIANT Company continues to invest in new stores across the city,” company president Nicholas Bertram said. “Featuring a new look and the very best of the GIANT brand, once completed, our new Cottman Avenue store will serve as a bold sign of our commitment to the city, bringing along hundreds of new jobs all while increasing access to great-tasting and affordable food, inspiring meal solutions and time-saving grocery conveniences to the families counting on us.”
The new store will feature GIANT’S signature fresh departments, in addition to a Beer & Wine Eatery, expanded plant-based offerings, made-to-order meal solutions and GIANT Direct grocery pickup. More details about the store will be shared at a later date.
GIANT expects to hire about 200 team members for the new Cottman Avenue store.
The Ahold Delhaize company currently operates four stores in the city of Philadelphia, including GIANT and GIANT Heirloom Market formats. Those stores — together with GIANT’s Cottman Avenue project and previously announced Riverwalk store and Island Avenue e-commerce fulfillment center — bring its total capital investment in the city to more than $106 million. With the help of its customers and supplier partners, and through strategic partnerships with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philabundance, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Urban League of Philadelphia, and Please Touch Museum, the company has contributed more than $35 million in support of its purpose of connecting families for a better future, the retailer said.
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