The Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby, Pa., celebrated its grand reopening one year after tropical storm Isaias brought devastating flood waters into the 53,000-square-foot supermarket, closing the store for nearly two weeks.
A Full-Service Store
In the past twelve months, The Fresh Grocer spent $7 million on a full store renovation, replacing every piece of equipment including the flooring, adding more variety and enhanced offerings, including a new online shopping fulfillment center and full-service bakery department.
“Almost one year ago to the day, this beautiful store was filled with over 6 feet of flood water,” Patrick J. Burns, president and CEO of Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets, owner and operator of The Fresh Grocer of Upper Darby, said in a statement. “We are so grateful to still be a part of this amazing community, able to give back to charities that mean so much to us and provide everyone with a new and improved Fresh Grocer shopping experience in Upper Darby.”
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
As part of the grand reopening festivities, The Fresh Grocer presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $10,500 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The donated funds will support research that brings better treatments and cures to children with cancer.
“We are so thankful to companies like Burns’ Family Neighborhood Markets who continue to take a stand against childhood cancer,” said Liz Scott, Alex’s Mom and co-executive director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. “Their support is crucial to our ability to continue our daughter’s mission to put an end to pediatric cancer.”