Walmart arrives in Port Richmond with grants for neighborhood organizations

    Walmart opens its doors today in Port Richmond, joining a Lowe’s, Sonic and Chick-fil-A in what’s been a mostly quiet Aramingo Crossings Shopping Center off Aramingo Avenue and Wheatshef Lane.

    Our partners at Philadelphia Neighborhoods were at last night’s preview ceremony, where the Polish American String Band did the Mummers strut in the aisles.
    The store will employ 300 people and will give $25,000 to a handful of neighborhood organizations: Port Richmond On Patrol and Civic Association, Port Richmond Town Watch, 24th District Police, Polish American String Band, Bridesburg Cougars, Firm Hope Baptist Church, Our Lady of Port Richmond, Tigers Sports Association and Leprechauns Sports Association.

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