Third Giant Heirloom Market to open in Philadelphia

Giant Food Stores is rapidly expanding its Giant Heirloom Market.

The Carlisle, Pa.-based company announced that it would be opening a third location of the market in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia on Nov. 15.

“Much like Philadelphia’s story continues to unfold, so does the story of Giant Heirloom Market, and our new store in Northern Liberties is the next exciting chapter,” Nicholas Bertram, the president of Giant Food Stores. “We continue to learn, and our new location will bring new innovations while featuring what customers love most about Giant Heirloom Market — fresh produce, locally made products and our Nature’s Promise brand.” 

Tommy McClain, a grocery veteran with more than 20 years of experience, will be manager of the new location. He joined the company in 2016 and has assisted in the opening of the other two Giant Heirloom Market locations, the company said.

“Northern Liberties is always buzzing with activity and that’s especially true at the corner of North Second and Wildey Streets as we get ready to open the doors to our newest Giant Heirloom Market next month, just in time for the holiday season,” McClain said. “We’re looking forward to getting to know our new neighbors, introducing them to all that Giant Heirloom Market has to offer and serving families in Northern Liberties.”

Unique to this location will be The Underground, which is a taproom on the lower level. Windows in the floor of the grocery store on the main level will offer a look inside the room that offers more than 40 craft beers, wines, hard seltzers and hard kombucha on tap.

It also is set to feature a gaming area with classic arcade games, shuffleboard and a Scrabble wall.

“As we created each Giant Heirloom Market, we listened to the community and let their feedback guide our plans,” McClain said. “In our conversations, they told us they enjoyed having that third place away from home and work – a place to unwind, get a casual bite with friends, maybe have a drink or play a game. The Underground is our response to their wishes.”