Big plans in store for former Nabisco plant in Northeast Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An ambitious plan is moving along to redevelop the site of the old Nabisco plant in Northeast Philadelphia, and a central element of that plan includes the wildly popular Topgolf. 

Provco Group and a Baltimore real estate firm bought the property a few years ago for $10 million, and Provco has already built a Wawa on the 27-acre property.

Vice President Michael Cooley says they’re hoping to have Topgolf – and all the fun that comes with it – up and running by sometime in 2020.

“It’s a three-level building, about 65,000 square feet. Full sit-down restaurants, mini-golf. They have pingpong tables set up, they have cornhole, entertainment areas like bars. They have event space for corporate functions and birthday parties,” Cooley said. 

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The developer also plans to build around Topgolf.

“We have a lot of restaurants interested in it. Lot of neighborhood-type retail concepts interested in it,” he said. 

Cooley says they’re looking to break ground by August or September 2020. 

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