Monday, October 11, 2021

Asian grocery chain not coming to Hill District space after all.


The City of Pittsburgh announced today that Salem's Market has been selected to open in the Hill District space formerly occupied by Shop n' Save. In the running as a finalist was Fresh International Market, a small chain of large Asian groceries that got its start in Michigan in 2012. Its proposal was, admittedly, much weaker than the other three finalists, and the Hill Community Development Corporation notes it was submitted after the deadline. But, while only 4.2% of respondents ranked it as their top choice, it was voted the top second choice should the first choice not be chosen, though the numbers used were not clear.