Giant plans to open two-level urban flagship store in Philadelphia

Giant is opening an urban flagship store in Philadelphia in the next month.

Scheduled to open on March. 19, the store is located at 60 N. 23rd St., and will feature a ground-level parking garage with access to its store lobby for shoppers, the company said.

“Philadelphia’s grocery scene is experiencing a major renaissance and The Giant Co., has been at the forefront, introducing new formats, opening new stores and expanding grocery delivery services," president Nicholas Bertram said. "Our Riverwalk store celebrates this transformation, offering an elevated omnichannel grocery experience unlike anything Philadelphia has ever seen.”

Inside the location, consumers can expect to find a full-size Starbucks, and a station for Giant Direct orders placed online.

In addition, there will be a food hall with selections from Mission Taqueria, Saladworks, Hissho Sushi, and made-to-order sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, smoked meats, hot foods and gelato, the company said.

“Expertly designed to meet the needs of urban dwellers, our Riverwalk store is the perfect blend of modern sophistication and surprise, and of course, pays homage to the city’s fantastic food scene," Bertram said. "We can’t wait for opening day and to finally let the community discover what we’ve created for them — a one-stop destination for all things food.” 

There also are plans for a plant-based section, full-service meat and food departments, a cheese section, a full-service deli, a beer and wine collection, and locally sourced products.

“Our new brand platform, For Today’s Table, is all about encouraging families to connect over a meal — it’s what we stand for and guides all that we do,” Bertram said. “Our Riverwalk store brings For Today’s Table to life in a way that, until now, we have only dreamed about. It’s the sum of the team’s very best work and is a tangible symbol of The Giant Co.’s continued focus on omnichannel growth, innovation and, above all else, families and community.”