Groundbreaking today for shopping center at former Edison High School site

    Not exactly the kind of weather you’d like for a groundbreaking, but city and state politicians supporting a new North Philadelphia shopping center will just have to get out their umbrellas and make do.

    A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at Edison Square, the shopping center at the site of the old Edison High School at Eighth Street and Lehigh Avenue.

    The development will also include housing, and a monument honoring the 54 Edison High students who died during the Vietnam War.

    Save-A-Lot, Family Dollar, Kicks USA and Burger King will also be constructed as part of the first phase of the development; followed by 60,000 square feet of housing.

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