Posts Categorized: Philly retail space

Jim’s Steaks is buying next-door neighbor Eyes Gallery

Jim's Steaks Philly

Eyes Gallery has sold its original home to neighboring Jim’s Steaks, another iconic South Street establishment. Both small businesses were devastated by a July 2022 fire that originated in electrical wiring at Jim’s. The cheesesteak spot, which recently shared plans for rebuilding, will expand into the former gallery next door, according to Eyes Gallery owner Julia Zagar… Read more »

Five Beyond conversions for 2023

Five Below offers new details on store expansion, Five Beyond conversions for 2023

Five Below Inc. said it plans to open more than 200 new stores in 2023 and convert 400 stores to its “Five Beyond” format, which features items priced above its traditional $5 threshold. The Philadelphia-based discount retailer revealed its 2023 expansion plans on Monday as it reported that net sales for the holiday season from… Read more »

Wawa CEO Reveals Plans for Center City Stores

Wawa CEO reveals plans for shuttered Center City stores, including launch of a tech hub

Wawa plans to open a technology hub at the site of one of its recently shuttered Center City locations, CEO Chris Gheysens said Friday. Gheysens made the announcement during a panel discussion at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s 2023 Economic Outlook event. He told the Business Journal that the Delaware County convenience store chain’s space… Read more »

Luxury Mattress Company to Open Brick and Mortar Store in Center City

Luxury online mattress store to open location in Center City Philly

A national luxury mattress retailer is coming to Center City.  Saatva, based in New York, will debut its ninth retail viewing room at 1712 Walnut St. in Rittenhouse Square on Feb. 13. The location was previously home to a Wells Fargo Bank branch. The e-commerce brand, founded in 2010, sells mattresses, bedding and other bedroom… Read more »

Jim’s Steaks Eyes Labor Day Reopening

Jim's Steaks Philly

The rebuild of Jim’s Steaks on South Street has finally begun after the building was damaged by a fire in July, and the almost 47-year-old Philadelphia cheesesteak shop is targeting a Labor Day weekend reopening.  After teasing the new blueprints for the building via Twitter last week, President Ken Silver told the Business Journal Jim’s is currently in the interior demolition… Read more »

Primo Hoagies Plans for Expansion to Colorado

Primo Hoagies, Philly Staple Expanding to Colorado

If Texans aren’t sure what a hoagie is, they’ll soon find out. PrimoHoagies announced plans to expand its franchise locations in 2023 not only to the north and south, but to the west, as well. The company, which started in South Philly but is now based in Gloucester County, said stores would open in five… Read more »

Post Covid – Center City Retail is on Comeback

Center City Comeback

Despite a continued drop in office workers compared to pre-pandemic levels, retail in Philadelphia made strides in 2022. As of September, 80.5% of retail storefronts were occupied within the Center City District. That put 2022 on pace to become the second consecutive year of net positive openings, according to the district. It also means occupancy… Read more »

Marshalls to Close Center City Location

Marshalls Clothing Store Center City Closing

The Marshalls at 1044 Market St. is closing, leaving another empty storefront along an increasingly vacant stretch in the heart of Market East.  The department store will shutter on January 14, according to a spokesperson for TJX, the chain’s parent company. The nearby T.J. Maxx at 1130 Market St., also a part of TJX brands,… Read more »

Urbanspace Food Hall Opening in 2023

Urbanspace Philadelphia

Urbanspace, a New York-based developer of public markets, plans to open a food hall at the Schuylkill Yards development in University City next year. The venue is expected to open in fall 2023 and will feature 16 food and beverage vendors, including concepts both local to Philadelphia and from Urbanspace’s national portfolio. No vendors have… Read more »

Chase Bank Opens Community Center Branch in Philly

Chase Bank Philadelphia Branch

Chase Bank has now opened 52 branches in the Philadelphia region since entering the retail banking market in 2018, but the latest one is unique. Opened earlier this month and situated at 15 S. 52nd St. in West Philadelphia, it is more than three times the size of a normal Chase branch and occupies the former… Read more »