A West Philadelphia Shoprite is to close this March, because of the imposed taxes. With this closure, the store is leaving the area without a convenient place to shop.
The store has announced through its owner that it will be closing its doors This March. The owner of the store claimed that the reason for the
West Philadelphia Shoprite closure goes back to the city’s controversial tax on sweetened beverages, known as the “soda tax.”
The neighbourhood that ShopRite store at 6710 Haverford Avenue is located will remain without a convenient place to shop.
Jeff Brown criticized the imposed tax on sweetened beverages that tacks on one-and-a-half cents per ounce on sugary drinks.
Mayor Jim Kenney said Jeff Brown is just making excuses. He stated that the tax has no effects on his business in the city.