University City: The Fresh Grocer Closing After Nearly Two Decades

A West Philadelphia grocery store in University City will be closing in March.

The Fresh Grocer on the corner of Walnut and 40th Street announced it is ending its tenancy in March after nearly 20 years in business.

The University of Penn, who owns the location, announced that an Acme Market will replace The Fresh Grocer.

Until the changes are made, students and local residents will have to find alternatives to buy groceries. Geneva Williams, a student at University of Penn, said campus dining isn’t enough.

“The thing about the dining hall is that they all close at 8 o’clock,” Williams said. “And you know, we get hungry after eight.”

Words and video by Kendall Bunch.

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