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Kennett Square Developers Plan for Luxury Apartments on Former Mushroom Cannery Site

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Can you smell the shiitakes? We'd like to take a moment to zero in on the mushroom capital of the world, Kennett Square. Sure, it's about an hour-ish from these city parts, but this town is experiencing its own multi-use development boom that's worth keeping an eye on. Most recently, Kennett Square Realty released renderings of a new development that will sit on the site of a former mushroom cannery. Fittingly dubbed Cannery Row, this mixed-use property will be located on the site of SunnyDell Foods Mushroom Cannery and adjacent to Victory Brewing Company. Mike Pia, Jr. of Kennett Square Realty, the firm behind the project, tells Curbed Philly that Cannery Row will include a total of 13 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom luxury apartments—some of which will be two stories. There will also be 10,500-square-feet of retail space and 3,000-square-feet of office space. Kennett Square's first dog park and a trail head to the Red Clay Green Way Trail System.

Otherwise, there's not much else to garner from the renderings. Pia says they're still working out rental prices and have to receive approval from Kennett Borough and Kennett Borough. If everything checks out, the development should break ground in April and be completed by 2017. As for retail, a flyer for Cannery Row says it's seeking a yoga studio, a bike shop, and a natural foods grocery store.

· New multi-use project in Kennett Square expected to break ground in April [Chester County Press]