Posts Tagged: Center City

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 »

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 »

15 Retailers Coming Soon to Center City

Philly Retailers Coming to Center City

With the holiday season looming, Philadelphia shoppers flocking to Center City’s retail corridors will see some new store fronts along them.  Walnut and Chestnut Streets continue to be a hotbed for new retail outposts, with a number of new fashion brands set to take space along the two streets. There’s also a few spots that… Read more »

Wawa to Close Two Philadelphia Stores in Center City

Wawa Closing in Center City

Wawa is closing two Center City stores, citing “continued safety and security challenges and business factors.” The Delaware County-based company will shutter its stores at 12th and Market streets and 19th and Market streets over the next few weeks. The announcement comes a day after the Business Journal reported that Wawa is “seriously considering” taking Philadelphia out… Read more »

City Fitness is Opening a Seventh Philly Location

City Fitness opening 7th location in Philly

City Fitness plans to open its seventh Philadelphia gym, marking the latest expansion for the homegrown chain.  The company is taking over a space previously occupied by Sweat Fitness at 45 N. 3rd St. in Old City. The three-floor, 15,000-square-foot gym is undergoing renovations and scheduled to open in November. y  City Fitness opened its… Read more »

Barcade opening second Philadelphia outpost in historic Center City building

Barcade Center City Philly

Barcade is taking to Center City to open its second Philadelphia outpost, which the New York-based company aims to debut by early 2023.  The hybrid bar-and-arcade concept is headed to the historic three-story Hale Building at 1326 Chestnut St., which dates back to the late 19th century and was built by esteemed architect W.G. Hale,… Read more »

Puttshack To Open First Philadelphia Location in Center City

Puttshack opened its first two U.S. locations in Atlanta and Chicago in 2021, joining its four locations in London. New locations in the United States will open this summer in Boston and Miami, followed by Denver, Houston, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, St. Louis, Dallas, Nashville and its second Atlanta location in 2023. Its Center City location is set to include four tech-driven mini golf courses powered… Read more »