Chester, who’s residents have gone years without a supermarket, will soon have two.
On Friday, construction will begin on a Bottom Dollars Food store, which will open in early 2014 on the northwestern corner of Edgmont Avenue and 15th Street. This will be the city’s first for-profit grocery store in more than a decade.
The second, a nonprofit market named Fare and Square built by Philabundance will premiere in September at Ninth Street and Trainer Avenue.
These markets will bring fresh produce and jobs to the city “long considered one of the nation’s most vast food deserts.”