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"Philadelphia is a very, very important part of the eastern seaboard. So not only are we happy to be here but we're part of a very, very dynamic city that is on the move."

Ed Goldberg
Senior VP, Macy's
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Linda Harris, Director of Communications
Center City District
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215.440.5546
E-mail: lharris@centercityphila.org

This is your place to keep up on the latest news and information about retail in Philadelphia.

November 6, 2014 | Chocolate Factory in Graduate Hospital Neighborhood up For Sale, Philadelphia Business Journal

November 4, 2014 | Reading Tea Leaves: CBRE Makes Commercial Real Estate Forecasts for Next Year, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 31, 2014 | New $125M Hotel Proposed for Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 31, 2014 | PREIT Seeking Public Financing for Gallery Makeover, The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 30, 2014 | Updated: Center City Diner to be Torn Down, Replaced by Luxury Hotel, PlanPhilly

October 29, 2014 | 6 Best Finds At The (Surprisingly Awesome) New Timberland Store, Philadelphia Magazine

October 28, 2014 | Brandywine Forms Joint Venture to Build 1919 Market St. in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 24, 2014 | 5 Best Fashion Buys at Philly's New Nordstrom Rack, Philadelphia Magazine

October 23, 2014 | Photos: Strawbridge's Becomes Century 21, Philadelphia Magazine

October 23, 2014 | This Is What a "Philly Sofa" Looks Like, Philadelphia Magazine

October 22, 2014 | Sneak Peek: Your First Look at the New Century 21 Store Before it Opens, Philadelphia Magazine

October 21, 2014 | Century 21, Nordstrom Rack and Timberland: All of This Week's Store Opening, Philadelphia Magazine

October 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Office Sales Double on Higher Yields, Finance & Commerce

October 21, 2014 | Duke & Winston Debuts Fantastic New Antique Section Called Duke's Library, Philadelphia Magazine

October 20, 2014 | 2 Big Name Stores Breathing New Life Into Center City's Retail Landscape, CBS Philly

October 16, 2014 | Five Starr Restaurants Among Top 100 Independent Restaurants in Sales, Philadelphia Magazine

October 15, 2014 | 1818 Market St. in Center City Nearing Deal to be Sold for $203M, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 13, 2014 | Ultra-Luxury Condominium Developer had Humble Beginning, The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 9, 2014 | Once an Office Building and Now Apartments, 1616 Walnut St. in Center City up For Sale, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 8, 2014 | Exclusive: Under Armour to set up shop on Walnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 8, 2014 | Architype: Lush Life, Philadelphia Magazine

October 7, 2014 | New York Firm Buys the Sansom Apartment Complex in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 6, 2014 | Is Philadelphia in a Housing Bubble?, Next City

October 3, 2014 | Century 21 Exec Talks Philadelphia Expansion, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 2, 2014 | First Look at Chestnut Street's New UNIQLOPhiladelphia Magazine

October 2, 2014 | Mayor Nutter Helps Break Ground on East Market Mega-ProjectCurbed Philly

October 2, 2014 | Pizzeria Vetri Opening in Rittenhouse, Philly.com

October 1, 2014 | Selling Like Hot Cakes: Million Dollar Condos in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Magazine

October 1, 2014 | Most Expensive Neighborhoods for Renters - And Cheap Alternatives, Main Street

September 29, 2014 | Surging Center City Sales Activity to Presage Broader Office Market Recovery? [PDF], CBRE Global Research and Consulting MarketView

September 29, 2014 | Bakeshop on Twentieth is Now Open, Philadelphia Magazine

September 29, 2014 | Chops Opens Inside at the Comcast Center, Philly.com

September 23, 2014 | Meltkraft: Grilled Cheese for Rittenhouse, Philly.com

September 22, 2014 | Robeks Gets its Juice and Smoothies on, Philly.com

September 12, 2014 | Center City Condo Market Making a Serious Comeback, Philadelphia Business Journal

September 11, 2014 | La Colombe Raises $28.5 Million; Plans Nationwide Expansion, Philadelphia Magazine

September 10, 2014 | Capital Teas Coming to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine

September 4, 2014 | Bareburger Joins Center City Burger Scene, Philly.com

September 4, 2014 | Jacques Ferber Reveals Its New Walnut Street Store, Philadelphia Magazine

September 3, 2014 | Drexel Looking for Master Development for its Innovation Neighborhood, Philadelphia Business Journal

September 2, 2014 | East Market Official Groundbreaking Set for This Week, Philadelphia Business Journal

September 2, 2014 | $160M Whole Foods and Apartment Complex in Art Museum Area was No-Brainer to Out-of-Town Developer, Philadelphia Business Journal

August 29, 2014 | Bud & Marilyn's Coming to 13th and Locust, Philly.com

August 25, 2014 | Nu, Abe Fisher? The Latest Festaurant from Solmonov and Cook, Philly.com

August 19, 2014 | Bon Appetit: High Street is #2 New Restaurant in US, Philly.com

August 19, 2014 | $55M Later, Renovated Dilworth Plaza Unveiled at City Hall, Philadelphia Business Journal

August 6, 2014 | Reap the Benefits of Honey Rose & K’s Move to Philly, Racked Philadelphia

August 4, 2014 | Hummus Specialist Dizengoff Opens Aug. 11, The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 30, 2014 | Here’s When Nordstrom Rack’s Chestnut Street Store Will Open, Racked Philadelphia

July 29, 2014 | Timberland, Banana Republic Pick Center City Stores, The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 29, 2014 | Deptford Mall Owner Pledges $107M to Help Redevelop The Gallery, The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 25, 2014 | Gyu-Kaku: Cook-your-own Japanese BBQ, The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 23, 2014 | $196M: Economic Benefit of Philadlephia’s National Parks Last Year, Despite Decline in Visitors, Philadelphia Business Journal

July 23, 2014 | Saxbys CEO Talks Coffee, Starbucks, and the Future, Philadelphia Business Journal

July 21, 2014 | The Rittenhouse Hits $1,000 per square foot, The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 21, 2014 | By the Numbers: A Fantastic Year for Philly Restaurants, Philadelphia Magazine

July 17, 2014 | UNIQLO’s Marketing Game is on Point, Resistance is Futile, Racked Philadelphia

July 10, 2014 | 10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Live in Philly at Least Once, BuzzFeed

July 9, 2014 | Going, Going – Girard Square Almost Gone, PhillyLiving Blog

July 8, 2014 | Saxbys Coffee to Open Nine Locations This Year, Philadelphia Business Journal

July 3, 2014 | Custom Menswear Company My.Suit Now Open on Walnut, Racked Philadelphia

July 2, 2014 | Philadelphia Saw Rent Growth in Second Quarter, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 30, 2014 | Your First Look at Uniqlo’s Massive New Rittenhouse Location, Philadelphia Magazine

June 30, 2014 | Another Rittenhouse Square Buy for Allan Domb, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 27, 2014 | Your First Look at Joan Shepp Before It Opens This Weekend, Philadelphia Magazine

June 27, 2014 | Opening Alert: The Fabulous New Joan Shepp Boutique On Chestnut Street Opens This Saturday, June 28, Uwishunu

June 26, 2014 | Property at 15th and Chestnut Streets up for Sale, Could Fetch $10M, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 23, 2014 | Good Stuff Eatery Ready to Roll, Philadelphia Magazine

June 19, 2014 | Finally! Joan Shepp Announces Chestnut Street Opening Date, Racked Philadelphia

June 18, 2014 | Vince Opening in August, Selected to Debut Men’s Footwear, Racked Philadelphia

June 18, 2014 | Three New Towers Proposed for Logan Square in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 18, 2014 | Blatstein has Bold, New Development Idea for Broad and Washington, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 17, 2014 | Alex and Ani’s USA-Made Charm Jewelry is Philly-Bound, Racked Philadelphia

June 12, 2014 | More Macy’s on the Horizon for Center City, a Retail Executive Says, PhillyLiving Blog

June 11, 2014 | Philly 360° Exclusive With Estelle, Philly 360°

June 11, 2014 | Panel Forecasts Bright Future for Center City Retail, PhillyLiving Blog

June 11, 2014 | Center City Retail Scene on Fire, The Philadelphia Business Journal

June 11, 2014 | Real Estate Firms Investing Millions on East End of Center City, The Philadelphia Business Journal

June 10, 2014 | Store Owner Pledges to ‘Alter The Retail Landscape’ in Center City, The Philadelphia Inquirer

June 10, 2014 | Shoppers’ Mecca Century 21 to Arrive In Philly “With A Bang”, Philadelphia Citypaper

June 10, 2014 | Brickstone: Mercantile Library to Become Coworking Space, Philadelphia Magazine

June 10, 2014 | Lit Bros. Owner Promises Subway, Other Improvements, in Exchange for Large Digital Sign, PlanPhilly

June 3, 2014 | Federal Donuts Goes Bigger, Badder with Fourth Location, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 27, 2014 | Philadelphia Is in Top 10 Luxury Homes Markets, Philadelphia Magazine

May 27, 2014 | Where’s Jose Garces Going?, The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 24, 2014 | Ritual Ritual’s New Location Will Double As a ‘Community Hub,’ Racked Philadelphia

May 19, 2014 | Zavino’s Dodge is Cornering the Market with New Bistro, The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 15, 2014 | At a Cost of $230M, First Phase of East Market Under Way, The Philadelphia Business Journal

May 14, 2014 | First Look: Duke & Winston’s New Center City Location, Philadelphia Magazine

May 14, 2014 | Philadelphia Tourism Generate $10B in 2013, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 7, 2014 | UNIQLO to Open Three Stores in Philadelphia Area This Year, The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 6, 2014 | Lifestyle Brand Duke & Winston Headed for Chestnut Street, Racked Philadelphia

May 6, 2014 | Saxbys Coffee opening at 11th and Locust, The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 5, 2014 | $6.4 Billion PHL Airport Expansion Moves Forward After Agreement with Neighboring Town, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 5, 2014 | One South Broad Sells for $68 Million, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 5, 2014 | Airport Expansion Settlement Reached After $5.2 Billion Proposal, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 4, 2014 | New Hope - and Funding - for Divine Lorraine, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 30, 2014 | 21st-Century Center City, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 30, 2014 | Project Runway Winner on Why She’s Launching Clothing Line in Philly vs. NY or LA, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 30, 2014 | Century 21: Expanding Beyond its Retail Comfort Zone, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 30, 2014 | Will Buyers Flock to Phialdelphia’s Century 21?, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 29, 2014 | Valuable Walnut Street Retail Space Emerging from Office Conversion, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 27, 2014 | Century 21 to Open in Philadelphia, Women’s Wear Daily

April 26, 2014 | $60-$70 Million Chestnut Street Residential Development Set to Begin, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 26, 2014 | Retailer Century 21 ‘In Sync” with the Gallery’s Desired Customers, PREIT’s CEO Says, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 25, 2014 | Will Century 21 Attract Other Retailers to the Gallery?, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 25, 2014 | Discount-Apparel Retailer Center 21 Coming to the Gallery, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 24, 2014 | New Anchor Department Store Coming to Philadelphia’s Market East, NewsWorks

April 22, 2014 | National Brands Rep a Mere 21% of Philly's Center City Retailers, Racked Philadelphia

April 18, 2014 | How You Will Spend Your Summer: Spruce Street Harbor Park, Philadelphia Magazine

April 18, 2014 | L.A. Smoothie Shop Robeks Coming to Town, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 14, 2014 | Breaking! Vince is Coming to Walnut Street, < Racked Philadelphia

April 14, 2014 | Two Center City Apt Buildings – Each with Famous Retail Tenants – Sell for $11.3M, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 10, 2014 | Marketplace Design Center Sells for $42M, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 10, 2014 | 1725 Chestnut Sold for $2.2m: Retail or Restaurant?, The Philadelphia Inquirer

April 8, 2014 | This New Gift Shop Wants to Banish Crappy Philly Souvenirs, Racked Philadelphia

April 8, 2014 | Drexel Works to Build Up Philadelphia, The New York Times

March 31, 2014 | Rittenhouse Square Building Sells for $6.2 Million, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 28, 2014 | Your First Look at Erdon’s Old City Boutique, Racked Philadelphia

March 26, 2014 | South Philly Shopping Center Sells for $92.3 Million, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 25, 2014 | New Sweetgreen Doing a Pay-What-You-Like Benefit for Fair Food, Philadelphia Magazine

March 21, 2014 | Center City Apartment Boom Creates Changes in Landscape, The Philadelphia Inquirer

March 20, 2014 | Seven Penn Center Comes to Market, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 20, 2014 | Retail-Residential Development Planned on Market St., The Philadelphia Inquirer

March 19, 2014 | Is Center City’s Apartment Market Being Over Built?, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 14, 2014 | Historical Commission Rejects Efforts to Save Boyd, PlanPhilly

March 13, 2014 | NYC’s Bareburger Opening in Center City, The Philadelphia Inquirer

March 12, 2014 | New Luxury High-Rise Planned for Historic Area, The Philadelphia Inquirer

March 7, 2014 | New Retail Space to Hit Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 6, 2014 | Franklin Flea Returns, with More Food, The Philadelphia Inquirer

March 1, 2014 | Boyd a Step Closer to Partial Demolition, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 28, 2014 | 31 Reasons Philadelphia is Most Underrated City in America, The Huffington Post

February 28, 2014 | Restaurant Report: Little Nonna’s in Philadelphia The New York Times

February 28, 2014 | Second Igloo Opens on Walnut Street, Philadelphia Magazine

February 25, 2014 | Beer Garden for Independence Mall, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 24, 2014 | Walnut Street Building Sells for $5m, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 21, 2014 | Gallery Owner Likely Looking at ‘Fast Fashion’ Food, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 19, 2014 | U-Bahn: An Underground Lair in Center City, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 19, 2014 | Chinatown’s $75m Tower Gets Funding Source, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 19, 2014 | Landmark Lits to Grow 30 Stories Taller, Hidden City Philadelphia

February 19, 2014 | 2014 James Beard Semifinalists Announced, Philadelphia Magazine

February 19, 2014 | CHOP Can Be a Good Neighbor, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 19, 2014 | Demand, Younger Population Boosts Rents for Center City Stores, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 19, 2014 | Luxury Hotel to Replace Family Court, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 18, 2014 | Mormon Church to Expand Development in Philadelphia, The New York Times

February 18, 2014 | Luxury Lifestyle Brand Calypso St. Barth Coming to Walnut Street, Racked Philadelphia

February 18, 2014 | PCPC Supports Apartments at Broad and Callowhill, Demands Better Response to Design Committee, PlanPhilly

February 17, 2014 | Center City Retail Rents Get a Good Bounce, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 12, 2014 | Center City’s Next Hot Block?, Philadelphia Magazine

February 11, 2014 | The Battle for the Future of Washington Avenue West in South Philadelphia, Flying Kite

February 11, 2014 | Gallery Kmart Begins its Long Goodbye, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 7, 2014 | A ‘Better Burger’ Joint to Open Opposite Convention Center, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 7, 2014 | Boutique Hotel Coming to South Philly, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 6, 2014 | The Future of The Gallery, Bisnow

February 3, 2014 | Demolition Crew Getting Daffy’s Ready for its Future, Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

January 31, 2014 | Plan for Gallery Kmart: Not Just One Store, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 29, 2014 | PREIT Buys 15th & Walnut Corner, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 28, 2014 | Planned Comcast Tech Center Raises Sights in Philadelphia, The New York Times

January 21, 2014 | Philadelphia Fourth in Carless Households, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 14, 2014 | Council Committee Approves $33 Million Subsidy for W Hotel, PlanPhilly

January 11, 2014 | Changing Skyline: Old City's Quirky Retail Zone Turns a Corner, The Philadelphia Inquirer


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