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"I love to wander around Philadelphia, down Walnut Street all the way down to the Delaware River...all those little streets, it’s almost like being back in England."

Simon Doonan
Creative Ambassador-At-Large, Barneys New York

Unconventionally Diverse
Thanks to the proximity of Chinatown, the ever-bustling Market Street East and the historic Reading Terminal Market (a culinary cornucopia of fresh and prepared foods), Philly's Convention Center area defies convention. The Convention Center itself is undergoing a major expansion, slated for completion in early 2011. The area draws enormous numbers of out-of-towners each year, and features several major hotels to provide them all with a good night's sleep. Macy's is steps away, as is the Gallery at Market East – an urban mall that hosts 40,000+ shoppers per day.

macys Century 21 Mac MAC Cosmetics
macys Macy's fpo MarketPlace East
featuring: Ross Superstore, Dress Barn
macys Marshall's  
gallery The Gallery at Market East:
Indoor mall with 160+ shops including: Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Nine West Outlet, Bath and Body Works

thirteen marriott 13 in the Marriott Hotel
Inspired American Cuisine
maggianos BurgerFi
chilis Chili's
hard rock cafe Hard Rock Cafe
maggianos Maggiano's Little Italy
melting pot The Melting Pot
maggianos Panera Bread

chinatown Chinatown
45+ Asian restaurants and specialty shops
reading terminal Reading Terminal Market
One of the country's oldest farmers' markets

city hall City Hall
chinatown Chinatown Friendship gate
franklin square Franklin Square
independence national historic park Independence National Historical Park
lights of liberty Liberty 360
Sound and Light Show
loews Loews Philadelphia Hotel
marriott Marriott
Featuring three nearby hotels
masonic temple Masonic Temple
National Historic Landmark with stunning architecture
nat constitution center National Constitution Center
Leading lodging company with three of their brands represented in this area: Marriott Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn Marriott
convention center Pennsylvania Convention Center
pafa Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
liberty bell The Liberty Bell
trocadero The Trocadero Theatre
19th century Victorian theatre concert hall

pearl Eastern Tower Community Center
A 23-story, mixed-use development will include retail and a community center.
pearl 8th and Filbert Street Garage
A green parking structure with 24,011 SF of retail below will provide a gateway between Chinatown and Market Street..
pearl The Gallery
The current mall will be redeveloped and repositioned to incorporate first-to-market fashion retailers and restaurants.
pearl Mellon Independence Center Tower
A mixed-use tower will attach to the Lit Brothers building on Market Street.
pearl Goldtex
A loft conversion of the old Goldtex shoe factory with 163 rental units and 5,000 SF of retail.
pearl Convention Center Expansion
A $786 million expansion of the convention center was completed in 2012.
pearl East Market
A 17-story tower, 322 rental units, and more than 200,000 SF of retail space on an entire city block.
pearl Hilton Home2Suites
One of the first newly built hotels in Philadelphia in more than a decade, with 10,000 SF of ground-floor retail.
pearl The Pearl
100 contemporary residences in the heart of Chinatown

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