Radish Republic Grocery, Allentown, PA


City Center Investment Corp., the real estate development company revitalizing downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, today announced it has leased retail space on the ArtsWalk for a long-awaited neighborhood grocery store. Radish Republic, opening in early October of 2019, will be operated by Nicole and Steve Shelly, owners of Local Food Market LV, which delivers high-quality, locally grown and produced food to Lehigh Valley businesses, houses and apartments. The Shellys also run the Fresh Fridays open-air market in the Allentown Arts Park each Friday afternoon from May to October. 

“We’re excited to extend our partnership with City Center Allentown to open Radish Republic and bring fresh, local food downtown to a permanent location,” said Steve Shelly.

Radish Republic, which will occupy the 1,800-square-foot space across the ArtsWalk from the coming Downtown Allentown Market, will offer everyday essentials like produce, meat, dairy products, frozen foods and by-the-pound bulk items, such as flour, grains and beans. The grocery store will also sell drinks, soups and grab-and-go options like salads, sandwiches and fruit. 

Radish Republic will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will accept EBT SNAP benefits. Customers can also order their groceries online and pick them up later. The Shellys plan to hire four employees. 

Nicole Shelly added, “Radish Republic will offer a wide variety of products to meet every budget, from specialty gourmet items to by-the-pound bulk options for those who require smaller portions. We’re looking forward to becoming the go-to neighborhood grocery store for residents and professionals all around the ArtsWalk.”

“We’re thrilled to bring a grocery store to downtown Allentown and meet the request of so many of our tenants who live and work downtown,” said City Center Retail Leasing & Activation Manager Natalia Stezenko.

Customers can learn more about Radish Republic at www.radishrepublic.com.