Opening Date Announced for Quarry Center Giant

'We should have a thriving shopping center,' commissioner says while making the announcements.


It's a shopping center more than 30 years in the making and now there's a grand opening date for the new Giant supermarket that will anchor the new Quarry Center shopping center on Township Line Road in Haverford.

Haverford Township 9th Ward Commissioner William Wechsler told colleagues and audience members at Monday's commissioner's meeting that the Giant supermarket is set to have a grand opening on April 17.

The Giant is one of two main anchor stores in the new Quarry Center shopping center on Township Line Road just south of West Chester Pike/Route 3. It's built on the old Llanerch quarry that Wechsler says took about 32 years to fill before construction could even begin.

According to Wechsler, the Lowe's home improvement store is running about a month behind the Giant and should be opening in May. "By the end of May we should have a thriving shopping center," Wechsler told the commissioners.

What are you looking forward to most about the new Quarry Center?

Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

MerionManor March 12, 2013 at 12:08 PM
Nothing, What a mess we don't need.
Angela Serensky March 12, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Looking for Giant to be all that the Springfield Del Cty location on 320 is. Looking for maybe another anchor to be a restaurant like Bertucci's or Olive Garden so Havertown won't have to travel to Springfield De. Cty.
FRANKW March 12, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Well for me, I am looking for great prices, good service, fresh produce and perhaps a shopping cart that doesn't have that one wobbly wheel, while were at it, maybe just once they won't put the laundry detergent on top of my eggs in the shopping bag, oh and maybe they will be a little more compassionate if a person eats directly from the salad bar, and would it kill them to be more lenient on us older shoppers that want to take a battery or two without paying,,,I mean they are only batteries! Anyway, I will be first in line on the 17th, unless I have to go to the post office or a funeral.
MJP March 12, 2013 at 01:30 PM
just what we need, more traffic on route 1 and west chester pike, it is not congested enough.
Havertownian March 12, 2013 at 01:32 PM
Eating from the salad bad, DISGUSTING! No compassion for anyone that does that, age doesn't matter. Stealing is stealing, be it lettuce or batteries.
MerionManor March 12, 2013 at 01:46 PM
Agreed MJP, but, hey, if this won't generate enough traffic for you. . .Then The YMCA will be right there to guarantee congested roadways!
S.But. March 12, 2013 at 05:16 PM
S.But. March 12, 2013 at 05:23 PM
oh boy...can't wait...already been 1 fire there...and 1 death just up the road...already a nightmare for me due to anticipated loss of home value...thanks a lot "neighbor".
JAA999Pa March 12, 2013 at 06:34 PM
That was funny!
JAA999Pa March 12, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Havertownian, did you not get that the person was joking?
Hava Nigela March 12, 2013 at 07:50 PM
You know, from our end of Havertown, we can get to Wegman's KOP probably in almost as much time as it takes us to crawl WCP/Darby or Eagle roads to get to that end. And Wegman's is better!
Berk Hath March 12, 2013 at 08:36 PM
I'm just hoping that the new Quarry isn't swallowed up by a gigantic sinkhole from the old quarry. Wouldn't that be something?
Itstom419 March 12, 2013 at 08:39 PM
Best move Havertown has done for us! Hoping to see more tax revenues. Thank you!
HavertownNative March 12, 2013 at 08:40 PM
I'm looking forward to the convenience of having these two great businesses right in our neighborhood! I currently drive out to Broomall and Springfield for Giant and occasionally I go to Plymouth Meeting for both Giant and Lowe's. It will be nice to save a little bit of gas money. And isn't alot of the congestion in Havertown due to the enormous amount of stop signs, "Do Not Enter" signs and "No Thru Traffic" signs posted around town? Maybe if they removed some of them, main roads like Darby, Eagle, and West Chester Pike wouldn't be so bad.
Edward Byers March 12, 2013 at 10:57 PM
To many stop signs wait till the Township blows more money on buying "STOP SIGN AHEAD " signs 25 yds. before the stop signs ! eb
MerionManor March 13, 2013 at 12:33 PM
Please don't give them any ideas!
Frosty March 14, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Are they D cell batteries? I have a kickass boombox from my poppin' & lockin' days. And can you still get broken down cardboard boxes? Need that for the hippity hoppity, yo.
bigben April 03, 2013 at 11:21 PM
some rocks
Pinnie April 05, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Well I blame bush!
bigben April 07, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Progress is good.
bigben April 07, 2013 at 11:39 PM
OMG, no more chains that serve phake phood!


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