Founded in 1924 by a respected naturopath, Dr. Konstanty Kalkosinski, the first Penn Herb store was located on Girard Avenue in Philadelphia. In 1940, Penn Herb moved to its current location at Second and Spring Garden in Northern Liberties. The retail store has remained at that location, where a loyal following of walk-in customers continues to pack the store regularly.
“We wanted to give our customers a larger, more spacious store, with more choices and better product selection. It’s always been our desire to help educate our customers about herbs and natural remedies. A new, larger store will enable us to do this more fully,” says William Betz Jr., CEO and co-owner of Penn Herb Company, Ltd.
The new building, known as Liberties Gateway, is a three story mixed-use building totaling 35,000 sq. ft. In addition to the Penn Herb flagship store, there are 14 luxury apartments available for rental, with underground parking and elevator access.
Construction has been completed on the new store and it opened in September 2015. See www.Penn Herb.com fo rmore information.