Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration Set for Oct. 27-29
Ambler, PA, Oct. 17, 2017 — Just days after a "soft" opening to work out the kinks, Weavers Way is preparing to pull out the stops Oct 27-29 for the "official" opening of its newest grocery store.
Weavers Way Ambler is the consumer cooperative's third location. The new store stocks the same healthful, local, sustainable, organic and fairly traded produce, bakery, dairy and groceries as its sister stores in Northwest Philadelphia, in a spacious, modern facility newly renovated by the Co-op at a cost of $4.3 million.
The new store features an expanded prepared-foods kitchen and a sit-down cafe to go with it; a full-service meat and seafood department; a wall of holistic and organic pet foods and products; a massive bulk-grocery section; and an extensive selection of health and wellness and cruelty-free beauty supplies.
"With this great store and great staff, we're looking forward to converting all of Montgomery County into Co-op shoppers," said Weavers Way General Manager John Roesser. "Seriously. . . we're really excited to be here, and really grateful for all the support we've had from the people of Ambler.
"We're looking for everyone to come out for our opening celebration and have a great time."
On the evening of Friday, Oct. 27, Roesser and other dignitaries will wield the silver scissors to cut the ribbon that formally opens the Ambler store. Refreshments, including cake from Ambler's Alice Bakery and coffee from Ambler's Parry Coffee Roasters, will follow. Cake will also be served at the Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy Weavers Way stores.
Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can enjoy live music, Weavers Way merchandise giveaways, store tours, info tables from community groups and plenty of sampling and tasting.
- On Saturday, young people will be the focus, with trick-or-treating, face-painting, a visit from the Wissahickon Fire Company and other kid-friendly activities.
- On Sunday, there will be grilling featuring Dietz & Watson, and beer tasting hosted by the Co-op's next-door neighbor, Ambler Beverage Exchange, plus grocery basket raffles.
In honor of the new Ambler store, Weavers Way has also declared Member Appreciation Days on Oct. 27-29, with an extra 5% off all purchases at all stores for Co-op member-owners. Weavers Way is open for everyone to shop; non-members who join can receive the Member Appreciation discount immediately.
Weavers Way Ambler is located at 217 E. Butler Ave. Store hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. The store phone number is 215-302-5550. To arrange a store tour, contact Weavers Way Communications Manager Mary Sweeten at 215-843-2350, ext. 135, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Weavers Way Co-op, visit www.weaversway.coop.
Weavers Way Ambler Grand Opening Celebration/Member Appreciation Days
217 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, PA
- Friday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.