Davidson lauds state funds to support Drexeline Shopping Center

UPPER DARBY, May 2 – State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-Delaware, today thanked Gov. Tom Wolf for releasing $1.5 million in state funding for a project that will ensure local access to fresh and healthy foods in Upper Darby.  

According to Davidson, the grant will be used to help State Road Foods demolish and then refurbish the aging Drexeline Shopping Center with a brand new 75,000 square foot ShopRite that will include green energy and building improvements to address stormwater management issues on the site. 

“It is always great to see state support for projects that contribute to the economic vitality of our community,” Davidson said. “Local access to healthy food is critical for everyone, and this project promises to deliver that to Upper Darby residents and so much more. I thank Governor Wolf for taking an active role in the Upper Darby community.”  

Davidson also acknowledged the efforts of Sen. Tim Kearney and Rep. Mike Zabel to secure the significant funds.  

“Senator Kearney and Representative Zabel’s advocacy for this project had a big impact on moving it forward,” Davidson said. “Our Delaware County delegation of members is strong and will continue to work together to help move more projects like this.”  

The grant comes from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.  

More information about the program and other award recipients can be found on its webpage.