A large banner hung above the storefront at 6148 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough this past Thursday to announce the grand opening of The Foodery bottle shop.
The Foodery, whom currently has two locations in Northern Liberties and Old City, began plans to open their third locations back in November of 2011. However, since then renovations and city permitting has pushed the opening day back a few times.
“It feels awesome,” said the store's general manager Yung, “A lot of people have been anticipating this opening.”
Yung and the store's owners have plans to do more then just sell beer to the Roxborough and Manayunk communities.
“I hope to help this neighborhood a lot...not just by being here and selling beer but by helping the neighboring area and the people that live around here,” said Yung. “We're employing people from this area, so we're helping bring employment to this area.”
The store's interior includes tables for dining and a Boar's Head Deli amongst the refrigerators carrying between 700 and 800 craft beers from America and around the world.
“Sam, the deli manager from The Foodery on 2nd Street, actually creates a lot of the salads, sandwiches and ingredients herself from scratch,” said Yung.
Customer's can also look forward to crafting their own custom six-packs, which come with plenty of discounts.
“If you do get a mixed six pack, you will get a 10% discount. If it is the same six pack of the kind of beer, you will get a 20% discount,” said Yung. “Say a customer gets a mixed six pack with one of our big bottled beers...that big bottle beer is added into our normal six pack price so they get a discount instead of paying full price for the larger bottle.”
Future plans for The Foodery include; adding glutton-free breads and meats to the deli, new seasonal beers and potentially in-store beer taps.
“There are a lot of tap beers that are not available in bottles right now,” said Yung. “So that can be something that people can look forward to in the near future.”
Store hours are : Monday through Thursday- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday- 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Sunday- 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.