All photos courtesy of The Giant Company
Giant’s new store in downtown Philadelphia’s Riverwalk project is the grocer’s first two-level supermarket and first in a residential tower.
On the second floor of the 25-story Tower 1, Giant’s store offers elevator, escalator and stair access, and a “cartalator” moves shopping carts between levels.
In the store’s ground-floor lobby, customers can pick up online grocery orders at the Giant Direct counter.
The 65,000-square-foot Riverwalk store serves as Giant’s urban flagship location.
Featuring items from local farms, the produce department offers 600 varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The food hall serves up meal, snack and beverage options and overlooks the Schuylkill River, 30th Street Station and the riverside bike path.
Choices in the food hall include Saladworks soup and salad, Mission Taqueria Mexican cuisine and Hissho Sushi premium sushi.
Giant Riverwalk store manager Jessica Fischer cut the grand opening ribbon, with some assistance.
A highlight of the meat department is Giant’s new aged beef program.
Custom cakes and an array of fresh-made bread, pastries and other treats are available in the bakery area.
Giant President Nicholas Bertram said his team has ‘worked tirelessly to bring the very best in food innovation.’
The store houses Giant’s largest beer and wine collection, including local craft beers and imports, Old and New World wine, prosecco and champagne.
With a line of self-serve taps, the Beer Garden provides a gathering place for city dwellers.
The tap wall offers more than 40 craft beers, wines, hard seltzer, cider and kombucha.
A dedicated plant-based food section is among the store’s better-for-you options.
The Land & Sea department includes a range of fresh and sustainably sourced seafood, including fish, lobster and shellfish.
A natural and organic section adjoins a selection of health and beauty items.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said the jobs and fresh food access brought by the Riverwalk Giant store are ‘especially important right now.’
The opening of the Riverwalk store gives Giant five locations in Philadelphia.
Also in the store’s lobby is a full-service Starbucks cafe.