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No Worries—The Foodery Still Coming to Roxborough

Craft beer store and market talks construction.

For Kyle Sebring, the Foodery's newest location in Roxborough keeps coming up in his conversations—not that it's a bad thing. And although no fixed timetable exists for when the new Ridge Avenue craft beer store and market will open, Sebring said residents can rest easy.

"We're working on it as we speak. Progress is being made... People don't need to worry about it," he said Monday.

The Foodery, which currently has locations in Washington Square and Northern Liberties, will occupy the former building at 6148 Ridge Ave Ridge Ave. The shop specializes in selling a massive selection of craft beers in addition to serving sandwiches, chocolates and other snacks.

Sebring said there wasn't any specific setback to opening the Roxborough store and that construction progressed normally.

"There's really not too much to report. We're still working on it. The construction is happening right now," he said.

Lately, residents have grown anxious as to the status of long-term projects on Ridge Avenue. Readers frequently email Patch, and neighbors recently posted on the Philadelphia Speaks forum, wondering when the Foodery would open, in addition to the  and renovations at  in Manayunk.

Foodery officials never committed to a fixed opening date. Roxborough organizers , and the Foodery later said . As of Monday, no timetable was set.

Previously, RDC Operations Manager James Calamia said the Foodery would "bring something new to the corridor and open up more diversity. Hopefully it will be an example to other businesses."

Follow the Foodery's Twitter feed for updates

Roxborough Area Man August 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM
What a great business to hit the Ridge...I am so looking forward to being able to buy individual big-bottles or six-packs of microbrews...it's a hard thing to spend $60 for a case of something I've never tried, but $15 for a six-pack or $8 for a big-bottle makes it so much easier to try something new (and support the many local and nearby micro- and craft-breweries). HURRY UP GUYS I AM THIRSTY AND HAVE CASH THAT NEEDS TAKING!!!
Ali G August 28, 2012 at 01:59 PM
I am so excited for this! I love living in this area, but we needed the Foodery! I was really worried it might not come, thanks for the update!
Louise Fischer August 28, 2012 at 02:29 PM
It will be good to have some positive retail activity on Ridge Ave, hopefully bring more foot traffic to the area, and to Crossroads, the most undervalued coffee shop in this area. Everything that I've ever had from them is fabulous, including their customer service.
poorrichard August 28, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Just last weekend, I wondered the same thing as I drove past the intended site. I become a bit cynical when a business takes too long to open. Contrary to what the "official" party-line is, this makes me wonder if they will be coming. We shall see.
Debbie Thomas August 28, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Now find out what is going on with Main Street Market. They were supposed to re-open after July 4th.
Kevin August 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I agree with poorrichard. There is good reason for his cynicism. Foodery and Planet officials view Roxbourough as too risky and their investment isn't worth that risk. If there was money to be made at these locations, then the businesses would be opening their doors. The simple fact that they haven't committed to even a vague opening date is very disheartening.
nancy zubrod November 24, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Does anyone know what new shop is replacing the vacant floral shop on the 4200 block Manayunk Ave.?

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