Delayed opening for development at 40th and Sansom
Construction was supposed to be finished sometime this month
April 9, 2014, 7:59 pm · Updated April 10, 2014, 3:00 am·
Penn students will have to wait a few more months for the pizza, frozen yogurt and donuts promised at 40th and Sansom streets.
The building is estimated to open in late summer or early fall. In September 2013, the developers, P&A Associates, estimated that construction on the building would finish this month.
“There’s just a lot of coordination with the adjacent properties,” Bob Shaw , a partner at P&A Associates, said in response to to why the building is so far behind schedule.
The development will eventually house a Whirled Peace Frozen Yogurt, Zesto Pizza and Dunkin’ Donuts. P&A Associates are currently in talks with a fourth tenant.
The building is taking the place of the former Methodist Episcopal Church. While the church was demolished in January, P&A Associates has owned the property since 2007.
“I think it’s going to be a great addition to the area in terms of amenities and architecture both, so we’re looking forward to it,” Shaw said.