Germantown’s Pathmark manager wants residents to suggest ways his store can better serve them

 An overhead view of the Germantown Pathmark location. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

An overhead view of the Germantown Pathmark location. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

At Wednesday night’s Germantown United Community Development Corp. meeting, the new manager of the Pathmark supermarket located at Wayne and Chelten avenues will meet with residents to discuss potential improvements for the grocery store.

The meeting comes nearly two years after a Save A Lot arrived blocks away in Chelten Plaza and about two months after the new Bakers Center ShopRite opened its doors a shade under two miles away from Pathmark.

While Germantown’s Pathmark, located at 178 W. Chelten Ave., has been there for many years, new manager Jeff Kelly hopes the community will offer input to help improve the shopping experience. Funding from a Pathmark corporate initiative will provide the possible updates and improvements to the store.

“This is a great opportunity for Germantown residents to express themselves to a major retailer on what they’d like to see,” said Andy Trackman, GUCDC’s Board President. “This doesn’t happen often, and we’re fortunate Pathmark’s giving its customers here the chance to weight in.”

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The 6:30 p.m. meeting will take place in the Flying Horse Center’s Pegasus Room, 5534 Pulaski Ave., and is open to all.

For more information, please contact the Pathmark store at (215) 991-6368, or GUCDC at

NewsWorks will have a report from the meeting on Thursday.

Amanda Staller is a La Salle University student who writes for GermantownBeat, a local student-produced news site. NewsWorks features articles from GermantownBeat on its Northwest Philadelphia community sites and contributes multimedia journalism training to the program.

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