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With the closing of Ahart’s Market, the City of Bethlehem and its partners wanted to ensure residents have the information they need to purchase groceries until Ideal Food Basket opens. This detailed map will help residents find alternative food suppliers near Bethlehem’s SouthSide. Feel free to save this map to your phone, or print out to use on the go!

And don’t forget to visit the Kellyn’s “Eat Real Food” Mobile Market at Ahart’s Parking lot every Saturday from 10am – 1pm. The Market will offer an opportunity to buy healthy, affordable and fresh food! Shop in-person or online at h

Ahart’s Parking Lot is located: 410 Montclair Avenue, Bethlehem, PA. We accept Cash, Debit, Credit, EBT Access Cards, WIC, and Senior FMNP Vouchers.

“I was saddened to learn of the closing of Ahart‘s Market located in the City’s South Side. In response, I want to let the public know we are doing everything we can to recruit another grocery store,” said Mayor Robert Donchez.  “In the interim, we have partnered with Kellyn Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that has a mission to develop, support, facilitate and implement food programs that encourage family and community physical and emotional wellness.”

The Mobile Market plans weekly stops at a selected site to provide families with locally grown fresh produce at an affordable price. Market staff also provides market customers with nutritional and cooking education. Family vouchers will be available to SouthSide residents.


Bethlehem’s SouthSide residents will soon be shopping in the neighborhood again. Juan Diaz of 410 Bethlehem Realty, LCC, also owner of C-Town, acquired the former Ahart’s Market at 410 Montclair Avenue for $2.3M.  They have plans to redevelop the existing store and give it a complete interior and exterior facelift. Although the closure of Ahart’s Market was a shock to most City residents, Mayor Donchez is pleased to see another trusted grocer step in to fill that need.

“Access to fresh food and healthy groceries at affordable prices is paramount to Southside neighborhood residents,” said Mayor Robert Donchez. “Maintaining and building sustainable neighborhoods remain a constant focus for City administration. I am thrilled Ideal Food Basket chose to locate here.”

Redevelopment plans for the full-service grocery store, to be named Ideal Food Basket, will include: exterior and roofing repairs, total demolition of the interior space, new refrigeration, heating and cooling systems, changes to the store’s layout, and new store colors and logo design.

Ideal Food Basket owners have stated the market is scheduled to open later this year.  C-Town Supermarket will continue to operate as a separate store in South Bethlehem.

“I am excited to expand my footprint in South Bethlehem,” said owner Juan Diaz.  “The opportunity to purchase this location was too good to pass up and I am pleased to be able to offer a full-service grocery store to the residents of South Bethlehem.”

To find out more about Ideal Food Basket and their 38 locations visit
Questions about the new Ideal Food Basket can be directed to Kevin Luna, District Manager, at 484-357-8818.

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