Tomorrow marks the start to the temporary closure for Weavers Way’s $500,000 renovation project for its Mt. Airy store.
Spokesman Jonathan McGoran said the grocery store, located at 559 Carpenter Lane, will officially close for the renovations July 12 at 8 p.m.
Although most items have been sold off in preparation for the closure, there will be some sales on house and kitchen items, he said.
The cooperative will also launch its pop up shop—either sometime today at the latest tomorrow —at 555 Carpenter Lane. The temporary shop hours will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
“There will be a big selection of produce in the outdoor market,” he said. “And inside, a great selection of groceries. There will also be a selection of top-selling items from our other departments, including prepared foods, frozen [items], meat, fish and poultry, bulk and deli.”
Weavers Way will also be offering a shuttle service to the Chestnut Hill location, 8424 Germantown Avenue, to shoppers. The shuttle, McGoran said, will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-to-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members can expect a half an hour wait in between shuttles.
Renovations underway across the street
Meanwhile, the wall between 608 Carpenter Lane—otherwise known as the Weavers Way Pet store—and 610 Carpenter Lane—formerly a yoga studio—has been knocked down. All the while, the Pet Store has remained open. The Wellness Department will open in the store front now connected to the pet store.
The grocery store is scheduled to be closed from July 12 to August 31, but McGoran said delays might be possible. But so far everything is on schedule.
“Everything looks right on track now,” he said. “We are anticipating a grand reopening celebration in late September.”
Although the grocery store will be closed for several weeks, McGoran said community members can still expect to see activity in the store’s village-type atmosphere.
“We will be having events throughout the summer and keeping things lievely in the Mt. Airy Village,” he said. “It kicks off this Friday, featuring food trucks, music, beer and wine tastings.”
The event will run from 5-to-8 p.m.
To keep up with the events in the area, check out Weavers Way’s website.