Natalie Kostelni Reporter Philadelphia Business Journal
Acme Markets has signed a lease on 34,500 square feet at 4001 Walnut St. in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia and will open a grocery store in the space.
The lease was signed with the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to a sushi and noodle bar as well as a guacamole station, the new store will have a Starbucks and sell beer and wine. Acme plans to spend millions of dollars to renovate the space.
The new Acme will backfill space vacated by Fresh Grocer. It had been reported in December by the Daily Pennsylvian that the Fresh Grocer was trying to remain in the space and that Acme was at the ready to move forward with a store at that location. Fresh Grocer had operated from that site for 15 years.
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