There will be new signs of life at Chelten Plaza between now and the start of April.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Citibank’s new “Germantown Lending Center” will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its location along the shopping center’s Chelten Avenue side.
Then, on April 1, Deals – which site developer Patrick Burns calls a high-end dollar-store business – is slated to open its doors to the public.
“It’s exciting,” Burns said of the two announcements which come more than three months after the Sav-A-Lot supermarket and Anna’s Linens store opened at the contentious site. “It not only helps the other tenants, but it helps build a sense of community, that it’s a real place for people to come together.”
Burns also noted that he expects to soon announce that another business would be opening up shop in Chelten Plaza. He would not offer more specifics, however, as the deal has yet to be finalized.
What about Wired Beans?
That would be in addition to the Wired Beans coffee shop advertised as “coming soon” to the plaza along Chelten Avenue.
Wired Beans owner Robert Wheeler said Thursday that he’s hoping for an “early May” opening for his Chelten Plaza shop.
“The build-out is just getting started,” Wheeler said, noting that the heavy work at the site is about to begin.
As things stand, there are sizeable vacancies between the Wired Beans location and Citibank, which is on the corner of the property, and then between Citibank and Anna’s Linens along the Pulaski Avenue side.
Earlier this week, the Deals location was abuzz with workers getting the store set up for opening day. A sign taped to the front door noted that “All positions currently filled.”