Salem market hopes for loan approval by Urban Redevelopment Authority

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Hill District is a food wasteland, with no grocery stores nearby.

However, that is about to change, but help is still needed.

Salem’s Market plans to open a full-service grocery store where the old Shop-N-Save used to be, but they need more money to do so.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority’s discussion tonight could pave the way for the $1.3 million loan Salem’s Market is asking for.

This money would cover equipment, inventory, processing operations, and other store-related expenses.

There are a few hurdles to jump through, however, board members would have to waive a maximum loan guideline of $500,000 and if they waive that guideline, the owner of Salem’s Market said it would be a ” huge step” to move forward.

The grocery store was originally scheduled to open in August, but they pushed back the opening date to the first quarter of 2023 due to significant delays.

Once they are in place, and if all goes well, Salem Market should be in the Hill District for the next 20 years.