May 27, 2024

Proposed shopping center to bring Shake Shack, Raising Cane's and Lidl to South Philadelphia – The Business Journals

A South Philadelphia industrial site is slated for demolition to make way for a proposed shopping center.
Under plans filed with the city, a 6.2-acre property at 16 Snyder Ave. will be razed and replaced with six detached structures for retail tenants including Lidl, Shake Shack, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Advanced Auto Parts and Chase Bank. The property, bounded by Snyder Avenue to the north, Weccacoe Avenue to the east, Wolf Street to the south and South Swanson Street to the west, is owned by Inolex Chemical Co., according to city records.
Inolex said in 2019 it was listing the property for sale as it transitioned to a new manufacturing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. The South Philadelphia site is located just off Interstate 95. The personal care and cosmetics manufacturer still holds the zoning permit granted by the Department of Licenses and Inspections last week.
The company, which was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, could not be reached for comment.
One building spanning 31,000 square feet would house the Lidl, documents filed with the zoning permit show. A second building, at about 3,300 square feet, would be a Raising Cane’s and another would be a 3,200-square-foot Shake Shack. An Advanced Auto Parts in the corner of the lot would span about 6,900 square feet, and a Chase Bank would be 3,300 square feet, according to the proposal. Lidl and Raising Cane’s have previously outlined plans for expansion in the Philadelphia area.
The remaining 4,500-square-foot structure does not currently have a tenant, the plans show.
Altogether, the development would total more than 52,000 square feet.
The grocery-anchored retail development would add to an area of the city already filled with strip malls and large shopping centers. The adjacent Columbus Commons houses an Ikea, Chick-fil-A and Lowe’s. Nearby Columbus Crossing has a Walmart, Home Depot, and TJ Maxx & HomeGoods. Acme, Aldi and Target stores are also close by.
South Philadelphia continues to be a focus for commercial developers and real estate firms. Nearby Riverview Plaza was repurchased by developer Bart Blatstein in May, and Quartermaster Plaza at Oregon Avenue and 23rd Street sold in September.
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