From the desk of Lance Haver, Director of Engagement for Philadelphia City Council.
As you may have heard, A&P which operates Super Fresh and Pathmark supermarkets has filed for bankruptcy. If these markets are closed, approximately 1,000 local jobs will be lost, residents will lose shopping options and the Philadelphia economy will be hurt.
Here are the Philadelphia stores that may close:
- Super Fresh 1001 South Street 19147
- Super Fresh 309 S Fifth Street 19106
- Super Fresh 180 West Girard Avenue 19123
- Pathmark 7700 Crittenden Street 19118
- Pathmark 2101-41 Cottman Avenue 19149
Acme Markets would like to buy those markets. They have pledged to keep the markets open and the employees working. To do so, Acme must receive the approval of the Federal Trade Commission. It may seem strange to many people that the FTC that allowed the Exxon Mobile merger would have any concerns about Acme keeping supermarkets open in Philadelphia and people working. That is why we are asking you to use our action link to contact the FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and let her know that you want Acme to keep the stores open.
If you live near one of the markets, please make sure your neighborhood group knows about the risk. If we work together, we can keep our supermarkets open.