When Birdsboro Market closed more than two years ago, Mayor Robert M. Myers knew it was a huge loss for the community.
“I was distraught,” Myers said. “A community of our size absolutely needs a food market of its own.”
Myers tried to drum up interest from other grocery stores and last winter began a petition, collecting nearly 2,000 signatures of residents interested in the project. Now after months of hard work, the borough presented a plan at Monday’s council meeting to build a full-service Boyer’s Food Market as the centerpiece of a small strip mall in the center of the community.
“Now the residents of Birdsboro will have a place to shop and they don’t need to drive to Douglassville or Exeter,” Myers said.