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Monthly Archives: September 2013

For long-suffering Chester, a supermarket – finally

September 29, 2013  by 

Read the original article on the Philadelphia Inquirer website. Minutes after the Fare & Square supermarket opened in Chester on Saturday, so many customers crowded the aisles that every shopping cart was taken, and newcomers had to wait their turn. Otherwise, people didn't stop coming through the doors all day. For hours, in ...

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Fare & Square, the First Nonprofit Grocery Store of its Kind, Opens Today in Chester, the First City in Pennsylvania

September 28, 2013  by 

Chester, PA- September 28, 2013- Fare & Square, the nation’s first nonprofit grocery store of its kind, opened today in Pennsylvania’s first city, the City of Chester in Delaware County. The Grand Opening was celebrated with local elected officials, supporters, community leaders and community members during a block party at the ...

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Shoppers in Chester, Pa. welcome 1st grocery store in 12 years

September 28, 2013  by 

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Chester Residents Welcome First Grocery Store Opening In 12 Years

September 28, 2013  by 

Read the original article on the CBS website. CHESTER, PA (CBS)– For the first time in 12 years, residents of the city of Chester now have a grocery store close to home. Fare & Square is a 16,000 square foot oasis in the middle of a food desert. Chester residents are thrilled. “It means a ...

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Fare & Square opens in Chester, ending years of city as ‘food desert

September 28, 2013  by 

Read the original article on the Delco Times website. CHESTER — The purple, white and green sign jutted into the brilliant blue sky Saturday morning and a purple inflatable carrot whirled in the wind as dignitaries and community residents congregated at Ninth and Trainer streets to celebrate the realization of a dream ...

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Food desert no more, Chester welcoming first grocery store in years

September 27, 2013  by 

Read the original article on the Newsworks website. Chester's first grocery store in over a decade opens this weekend. On the eve of its public unveiling, the project's visionary, Bill Clark, describes the store, on Trainer and 9th street, as a mix of mayhem and excitement. "In addition to about 60 of ...

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Non-profit supermarket coming to Chester

September 27, 2013  by 

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Fare & Square Grand Opening

September 26, 2013  by 

Join us for the grand opening event of Fare & Square on Saturday, September 28, from 10 AM until 1 PM at the store, located at the corner of 9th and Trainer in Chester, PA! This grand opening celebration is open to all ages. No RSVP is required. Free family friendly activities include: music, ...

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Nation’s first nonprofit supermarket to open in Chester

September 26, 2013  by 

Read the original article on the Philadelphia Inquirer website.  In Chester, a city where hard times often plow under shiny promises, a hunger-relief agency's pledge to build America's first nonprofit supermarket was greeted skeptically at first. But Philabundance may be confounding local doubters. Its Fare & Square grocery store, seven years in ...

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Philabundance Celebrates 2013 Harvester of Hope Winners

September 25, 2013  by 

On September 12, 2013, Philabundance celebrated the 2013 Harvester of Hope Award winners, Meeghan Kersten and Subaru of America, at a special luncheon at the Hard Rock Café in Philadelphia. The Harvester of Hope Award is given by Philabundance in recognition of individuals and organizations who are leading the way ...

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