Pennsylvania – Key Food Grocery To Replace West Philly ShopRite, Sparking More Debate Over Impact Of Soda Tax

A new grocery store is poised to replace the ShopRite that closed this week in West Philadelphia after its owner, Jeff Brown, blamed the city’s tax on sweetened beverages for a drop in sales.

The new tenants were expected to sign a lease Friday to open a Key Food store at the Haverford Avenue site in September and ensure that the Overbrook neighborhood has a grocery store, said Tilak Singh, one of the property’s owners.

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by laura mccrystal
march 15, 2019