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Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 2:36 AM
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The Whole Foods in Newtown Square was busy as heck when it first opened pre Covid but the novelty wore off and I suspect those living below Route 3 and east of 252 migrated back to Acme and Giant. I will say the prepared food section in that store is very well run...much better than the the Exton store that always looks sad...food always out and what little is left looks like it's been out there all day. Also, that new Giant in Broomall probably gets a lot of customers. I only went into that new LA Fitness attached to it...but the store looked nice too. It seems kind of weird Amazon would open that store when they already had the Whole Foods in the same area.
The new Broomall Giant is very nice, but a big missed opportunity in a great location for a Delco Wegman’s. There was already another Giant very nearby at WC Pike and Township line. Not to mention that there was already an older Broomall Giant in the space that is now the Amazon Fresh.
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Old Posted Sep 30, 2022, 2:49 AM
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I have to point out with the KOP line, that I think the only reasons they put it ahead of everything else is, 1: because the board is mostly suburban residents, and this will somewhat lessen traffic in the KOP area, but not as well as it should, and could. 2: its a hugely visible project, these are the ones that get confidence up in transit systems for the average person, seeing a new viaduct get built for a speedy(ish) trolley over a highway with fancy new stations, and tech is a huge boost for SEPTA's public image. I hope there mentality is along the lines of "If we can show them we can build this, maybe we can get more funding to build other things??" (I hope its along those lines at least
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The new Broomall Giant is very nice, but a big missed opportunity in a great location for a Delco Wegman’s. There was already another Giant very nearby at WC Pike and Township line. Not to mention that there was already an older Broomall Giant in the space that is now the Amazon Fresh.
The Broomall Giant where the Amazon Fresh sits, had a deal to move to its current location when the new shopping center was being developed. So that spot was already taken. The new Giant is nice for sure. Big aisles, good selection of lots of food items, beers, and fresh made food. They even have aged beef and the quality is very good but pricey. A new Wegman was supposed to go to a new mega shopping center near the Don Guanella property on Rt. 352 but that got squashed through litigation and community opposition (rightly so) and the Delaware County ended up buying the land for a future county park (currently in the planning stages). Whole Foods in Newtown Square is still busy, now with students from Episcopal Academy and workers from SAP and others from the Ellis Preserve campus back to the office of certain days. Weekends it is busy, the quality of food items overall here is way better than Amazon Fresh, so I don't see a comparison in terms of quality. Time will tell if Amazon Fresh will survive in Broomall. The shopping plaza it sits on is in need of a serious update. It looks and feels dated and could use more landscaping.

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The new Broomall Giant is very nice, but a big missed opportunity in a great location for a Delco Wegman’s. There was already another Giant very nearby at WC Pike and Township line. Not to mention that there was already an older Broomall Giant in the space that is now the Amazon Fresh.
Does Glen Mills not count as Delco?

Or is the dividing line somewhere in the middle? Growing up in the Media area, I always laughed at definitions of Delco.
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My Target in Lionville is always busy and it's only 3 miles from the Target in Exton.

I ventured back past that Target this summer and was like...this has been a total waste. I mean it's still better than the abandoned rolling mill it replaced but still...it's right next to 202. It shouldn't be hard to fix. A lot of housing has gone up in that area but the retail centers along Route 29 just seem to not be getting in gear.
What is being built near the Target in Exton, is that more apartments or something else?
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Does Glen Mills not count as Delco?

Or is the dividing line somewhere in the middle? Growing up in the Media area, I always laughed at definitions of Delco.
Of course Glen Mills is Delaware County. It's Concord Township.

And that Whole Foods is always busy. Even though it's a half mile from a (also busy) Wegmans.
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Having worked at the Malvern Target, at least 50% of the foot traffic is Vanguard employees getting a Starbucks. Without Vanguard that whole area could easily just be a wooded lot there’s so many other retail centers
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Of course Glen Mills is Delaware County. It's Concord Township.

And that Whole Foods is always busy. Even though it's a half mile from a (also busy) Wegmans.
I know, it was a joke post.

Making fun that Glen Mills is Delaware County but not "Delco", as you may know being from Boothwyn, right?
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Amazon overstocked on warehouses. Any closings planned at Delaware sites?

https://www.delawareonline.com/story...e/69522397007/

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After expanding its warehouse network as online sales surged during the pandemic, Amazon has delayed or canceled the launch of over a dozen warehouses across the country, a company spokesperson confirmed for USA Today.

The freight industry trade publication FreightWaves reported that Amazon had canceled or delayed plans for opening at least 16 warehouse facilities in 12 states this year, and the company confirmed those numbers for USA Today.

"In total, Amazon has canceled, closed, delayed or put on hold more than 40 centers across the country, according to supply chain consultancy MWPVL International," FreightWaves reports.

I remember a while ago when Amazon was opening all of these warehouses up I thought to myself, what will happen when they pull back operations or the company failed.

Would we see the same thing we saw in the 60's-00's with manufacturing jobs leaving communities again leaving the area just as depressed as it was before?

Now instead of old decrepit warehouses we will have new empty warehouses, definitely helping our communities, and people that rely on jobs right?

We already have one example of a warehouse pull out in SW Philly which is insane. I guess the argument could be made that since the warehouse is brand new it can be filled with anyone willing to do so, however why would we even allow the land to be wasted on that in the first place. when it could have been so much more.

I digress though, what do you guys think of this Amazon debacle which I knew was gonna happen sooner or later.
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What's the land use meant to be around these stations? Are we just going to get parking lots surrounding train stations?
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Amazon overstocked on warehouses. Any closings planned at Delaware sites?

https://www.delawareonline.com/story...e/69522397007/




I remember a while ago when Amazon was opening all of these warehouses up I thought to myself, what will happen when they pull back operations or the company failed.

Would we see the same thing we saw in the 60's-00's with manufacturing jobs leaving communities again leaving the area just as depressed as it was before?

Now instead of old decrepit warehouses we will have new empty warehouses, definitely helping our communities, and people that rely on jobs right?

We already have one example of a warehouse pull out in SW Philly which is insane. I guess the argument could be made that since the warehouse is brand new it can be filled with anyone willing to do so, however why would we even allow the land to be wasted on that in the first place. when it could have been so much more.

I digress though, what do you guys think of this Amazon debacle which I knew was gonna happen sooner or later.
Well the shipping ports needs warehouses. But I would think most of them or not in good locations for the port. For example the abandon warehouse at Elmwood St. There is a industrial area one mile away with better highway access.
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The Broomall Giant where the Amazon Fresh sits, had a deal to move to its current location when the new shopping center was being developed. So that spot was already taken. The new Giant is nice for sure. Big aisles, good selection of lots of food items, beers, and fresh made food. They even have aged beef and the quality is very good but pricey. A new Wegman was supposed to go to a new mega shopping center near the Don Guanella property on Rt. 352 but that got squashed through litigation and community opposition (rightly so) and the Delaware County ended up buying the land for a future county park (currently in the planning stages). Whole Foods in Newtown Square is still busy, now with students from Episcopal Academy and workers from SAP and others from the Ellis Preserve campus back to the office of certain days. Weekends it is busy, the quality of food items overall here is way better than Amazon Fresh, so I don't see a comparison in terms of quality. Time will tell if Amazon Fresh will survive in Broomall. The shopping plaza it sits on is in need of a serious update. It looks and feels dated and could use more landscaping.
I work at Ellis and it does have more people back then it did a few months ago. I don't know if Amerihealth has ever fully occupied that big new building they built there....and it still looks like SAP isn't fully back either.
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What is being built near the Target in Exton, is that more apartments or something else?
I don't think anything new is going up there. It's pretty well developed around each side of it. I know the pipeline crossed 100 right if front of it but that is mostly done.

Where are you talking about?

We are getting more apartments in Eagleview and Hankin expanded their Severgn Apartment Complex along 113 with some more new units.
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