Crews are scheduled to break ground Tuesday on an 85, 000-square-foot supermarket-anchored shopping center near Third Street and Allegheny Avenue that city officials said would be a new economic engine for the surrounding Fairhill neighborhood.

The $16 million project will create 140 permanent jobs in the community, according to a release from Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. (PIDC), which is helping to fund construction.

Fairhill can expect a “major economic boost” from the Plaza Allegheny project, Mayor Kenney said in a release. During last year’s election campaign, he promised to champion development in underserved neighborhoods.
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