PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 1, 2017– State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione greeted some of her new neighbors and went shopping for fresh produce on her first official day at her new constituent service office in West Kensington yesterday. The senator’s office is one of the first storefronts to open in the newly built Plaza Allegheny at 400 W. Allegheny Ave., Suite E-11. Moving forward, staff members will be available to help walk-in visitors and callers on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“This multi-million-dollar commercial development represents a major milestone for the community and for the 2nd Senate district,” Tartaglione said. “It gives local residents easy access to an array of goods and services including a new supermarket, major auto parts retailer, restaurants and medical offices. Also, it’s bringing hundreds of new jobs to the community. We’re excited to play a leading role in the renaissance of a great neighborhood.”

Senator Tartaglione’s new district office will serve the same roles previously handled by her former district office at Front and Dauphin streets. The same friendly staff will greet constituents and assist them with services such as driver’s license renewals, auto registration, handicapped parking placards, unemployment applications, home heating assistance and property tax/rent rebates. The multi-lingual staff can also help with Spanish-English translations.

“There’s plenty of parking and we’re right next to a full -service supermarket with fresh produce and meats,” Tartaglione said.

Save-a-Lot District Manager Frank J. Calderoni and members of his management team were among the first visitors to Senator Tartaglione’s new office. Later, Tartaglione and state Rep. Angel Cruz toured the recently opened Save-a-Lot store with Region Manager Ron Munson.

The supermarket will serve a strong neighborhood population that has more than 60,000 residents living within a mile of the Plaza, according to the urban center’s developer, David Groverman. In the past, neighbors have had to travel outside the immediate area to access many of the goods and services that will be offered at the Plaza.

Senator Tartaglione plans to host a formal Grand Opening celebration at her office after the holiday season. The date will be announced later.

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