PHILADELPHIA-Developers Bart Blatstein,president of Tower Investments, andRichard Soloff, CEO of Soloff RealtyDevelopment, were joined by city officials on Wednesday tobreak ground on a much needed retail project in NorthPhiladelphia.

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The Ninth Street Marketplace Shopping Center project to be builton a nearly 2.5-acre lot in the Ludlow section of the city willinclude a Bottom Dollar Foods supermarket and a Dollar Generalstore, according to the Inquirer.

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Blatstein said the center will be "providing food to a communitythat needs it." He added, "The Ludlow community is deserving and inneed of this,"

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The developers stated the land acquisition and constructioncosts for the 41,600-square-foot center will total $12 million. Seestory in The Inquirer.

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