Alternate Current at Chestnut Hill

Steve Hebden photos

Tired of power outages at the Chestnut Hill store? So were we — and oh, the dry-ice bill! So last month, we were delighted when contractors BKH Electric and Penn Power installed our natural-gas-powered emergency backup generator. (We’re getting one in Mt. Airy in December.)

The backup will kick on automatically in the event of a power failure, and can supply all the store’s electricity needs. 

Over the summer, we also replaced the transformer that connects the Chestnut Hill refrigeration system to the power grid. The new one has surge protection!

So let there be light . . . and cold . . . and cash registers!