Congressman Chaka Fattah to appear at Weavers Way’s grand re-opening celebration

This Saturday, Weavers Way Co-op will officially hold its grand re-opening ceremony of it’s Mt. Airy food store.

But the Northwest Philadelphia co-op prefers to call it a “Renovation Celebration” arguing that its temporary mini-store used during the renovation technically means they never closed.

Bottom line though, the corner store was renovated and it looks shiny new. To celebrate this, Weavers Way will hold an event Saturday at 559 Carpenter Lane from noon till 4 p.m..

As a growing sign of Weavers Way’s regional influence, Saturday’s event will feature appearances by Congressman Chaka Fattah, State Representative Dwight Evans and City Council members Cindy Bass and Bill Green.

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Weavers Way has a second store in Chestnut Hill and once operated a store in West Oak Lane.

During the celebration, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the renovated Mt. Airy store, which now has more than 400 bulk items. They will also get the chance to tour “Weaver’s Way Across the Way,” that sells wellness and pet care products. It is located at 610 Carpenter Lane. The wellness store was also a part of this summer’s renovation plan.

The celebration will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, free cake and a raffle. Live music will be provided by Slippery Slope, Singsation and Art Miron from 1-4 p.m.

Jon McGoran, communications director of Weavers Way, says the Co-op is grateful for all of the support it received to make the renovation possible.

Long-time members and supporters Dorothy Guy, Viviann Schatz and Sylvia Carter will be in attendance at the celebration.

Members Appreciation Days will also coincide with the event and last until October 1 giving members an additional five percent off all purchases. Members who are also employees of the co-op will receive 10 percent of their purchases.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to

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