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RETAIL NEIGHBORHOODS

"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











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Everything Old is New Again
Beer lovers, food fiends and art aficionados mingle in this historic neighborhood turned über-hip destination. Noteworthy landmarks like the B. Free Franklin Post Office and Betsy Ross's house pepper the area's colorful façade of quaint homes, art galleries (open late once a month for First Friday), music venues, worldly pubs and popular restaurants…where outdoor seating abounds. Indie boutiques, funky furniture stores and purveyors of modern housewares give the area a design-heavy utilitarian vibe.
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RETAIL HIGHLIGHTS
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction charlies jeans Charlie's Jeans
Upscale boutique
doggie style Doggie Style
Upscale pet fashions and supplies
Erdon
franklin fountain Franklin Fountain
Retro ice cream saloon
Geisha House
jonathan adler Jonathan Adler
Furniture and decorative home accessories
lux Lux Spa and Fitness
In the Omni Hotel at Independence Park
metro bakery Metropolitan Bakery
Delicious breads and confections
mode moderne Mode Moderne
Vintage modern furniture
bourse Mr. Bar Stool
Restaurant supply store
pinot Pinot
Wine accessories
roche bobois Roche Bobois
Tomorrow's classic furniture
scarlett alley Scarlett Alley
Hip gifts & home accessories
Smak Parlor snyderman gallery Snyderman-Works Gallery
Art gallery focusing on sculpture & furniture
sugarcube1 Sugarcube®
Independent designers and vintage styles
Third St. Habit
United by Blue Vagabond
bourse The Bourse at Independence Mall
with over 25 shops featuring tourist shops and a food court


RESTAURANT HIGHLIGHTS
amada Amada
Authentic Spanish tapas
buddakan Buddakan
Modern Asian cuisine, family style
city tavern City Tavern
Historic tavern with coloniel fare
continental Continental
Hip night spot, martini bar and eatery
cuba libre Cuba Libre
Regional chain Cuban restaurant
pinot Farmicia
Lively local restaurant and bar
fork Fork
American bistro, emphasizing seasonal and artisanal foods
The Gaslight
Han Dynasty High Street on Market
Red Owl Tavern ristorante panorama Ristorante Panorama
Upscale Italian cuisine with extensive wine selection
zahav Zahav Restaurant
Innovative Israeli cuisine
 


NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST
betsy ross house Betsy Ross House
America's most famous flag maker
independence Independence National
Home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the First and Second Banks of the US, Congress Hall and Old City Hall
constitution center National Constitution Center
Interactive history museum
american jewish history National Museum of American Jewish History
The only museum dedicated to chronicling the American Jewish experience
tin angel Tin Angel
Live music, bar & restaurant
arden Arden Theater
christ church Christ's Chruch
elfreths alley Elfreth's Alley
franklin square Franklin Square
seaport museum Independence Seaport Museum
penns landing Penn's Landing
ritz theater Landmark Theaters: Ritz Five, Ritz East, Ritz Bourse
Independent / art house movie theaters
third street gallery Third St. Gallery
national liberty museum The National Liberty Museum
national old city The National @ Old City
us mint United States Mint
FEATURED DEVELOPMENTS
410 at Society Hill
55 luxury condominiums at the former New Market site.
500 Walnut
A 26-story tower designed by Cecil Baker & Associates overlooking Independence National Historic Park.
Shirt Corner
Residential apartments with a CVS on the ground floor at the former site of Shirt Corner.
Walnut Place
This historic building will have 77 rental units and 3,000 SF of ground-floor retail.
FringeArts
A center for contemporary performing and visual arts in the historic former pumping station.
Museum of the American Revolution
A new museum designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects at the site of the old Bicentennial Visitor Center.


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