Carlisle, Pennsylvania-based Giant opened its new Giant Heirloom Market in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia at a grand opening event that included remarks by Giant Food Stores President Nicholas Bertram. The store, located at 1002 North Second Street, is the third Giant Heirloom Market to open in the city. Highlights of the new location include an underground taproom and gaming area, a first for the company.
“After much anticipation, the moment we’ve been waiting for—opening day—has arrived,” said Tommy McClain, store manager, Giant Heirloom Market. “I know I speak for the entire team when I say we are thrilled to officially be a part of the Northern Liberties neighborhood and we look forward to showing our neighbors what’s inside their new grocery store. Whether it’s answering the age-old question of what’s for dinner or planning their Thanksgiving menu, Giant Heirloom Market is here for the families of Northern Liberties.”
The new two-level 13,000-s.f. Giant Heirloom Market, across from the Piazza, offers an experience uniquely crafted to meet the needs of the young professionals, families and neighbors in the Northern Liberties community.
“The new Giant Heirloom Markets have been an incredible asset to our city’s neighborhoods, both in terms of boosting the local economy and providing residents with access to fresh, healthy food,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. “I look forward to continuing to work with Giant as it deepens its commitment to Philadelphia.”
To celebrate the store opening, Giant made three $1,000 donations to nonprofits that serve Northern Liberties:
- Helping Hands Rescue Mission offers a number of programs to bring academic, athletic, social and artistic balance to the lives of children in North Philadelphia.
- The Food Trust works to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions.
- Northern Liberties Recreation Center serves the community through several programs and is a neighborhood resource for adults and children alike.
The store will operate 7 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week and will employ approximately 50 full- and part-time people.