As we previously reported, A&P, parent company of Pathmark, has held the future of Tower Investment’s shopping center next to the Piazza at Schmidts in limbo while meandering through bankruptcy proceedings. According to those in the know, the lease at 2nd & Girard is a keeper, and Pathmark will be signing over the lease to sister company Superfresh. This will be Superfresh’s fifth location in the Philadelphia metro area, joining locations at 10th and South, 5th and Spruce, Columbus Blvd., and Ridge Ave.
We wonder if previously rumored tenants T-Mobile, Starbucks and PNC Bank will still be on board with the new lease, or if Tower will have to find new tenants for the ground floor spaces.
Residents of Northern Liberties can now rejoice over the good news- though some are sort of crestfallen that the space wasn’t taken over by Wegmans.