Owner: Shawn Rinnier / Save Philly Stores
Opened: 2011former Fresh Grocer. Where it gets interesting is that, according to WHYY, the Burns family (which owned The Fresh Grocer) actually owns this Save-A-Lot too, or at least did in 2011. The theory is that the LaSalle Fresh Grocer was intended as an informal replacement for the Germantown Fresh Grocer. The Burns family, who may also owned a Save-A-Lot at 5753 Wayne Ave not far away, moved that store here and subdivided the former Fresh Grocer space. I can't confirm that this store was in fact ever owned by the Burns operation, but today (and as of late 2011) it's owned by Shawn Rinnier's Save Philly Stores, which recently acquired several Philadelphia area Save-A-Lots from corporate. (In fact, a later article also from WHYY makes it pretty clear that Rinnier has owned the store from the start, but that Burns was the developer.)
Previous Tenants: none
Location: 5834 Pulaski Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Photographed: July 2021
This is what I'm more used to in the older stores.
Up next we're going to the northwest of Germantown to check out two stores in Mount Airy -- one local favorite and one newcomer to the area. Head over to The Independent Edition tomorrow to check the first one out!