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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

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.

April 2016 | Bon Appétit City Guides: Philadelphia, Bon Appétit

April 29, 2016 | Philly Maintains Pace in Walk Score Rankings, Philadelphia Magazine

April 13, 2016 | New Men's Retailer Opening in Center City, The Philadelphia Business Journal

March 30, 2016 | East Market: Hub of a New Design District?, Philadelphia Magazine

March 17, 2016 | Of Fergie Tower & 8th and Market, Developers Look for Next Pursuit, The Philadelphia Business Journal

March 4, 2016 | Drexel Outlines Ambitious Plans to Build Business-Residential Enclave, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 26, 2016 | Montco Native Comes Home to Open P.J. Clarke's, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 19, 2016 | Local Developer Buying Retail Sites on Walnut and Chestnut, The Philadelphia Business Journal

February 2, 2016 | Gallery Redevelopers PREIT, Macerich Buy 3 More Market St. Buildings, The Philadelphia Inquirer

February 2, 2016 | D.C. Firm Buys Controlling Stake in the Bourse, Plans $40M Renovation, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 27, 2016 | Brickstone Cos. Plans Still More Apartments for Market East, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 22, 2016 | PREIT Selling Center City Properties, Four Malls, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 21, 2016 | Why There Are 11 New Hotels in the Pipeline for Philly, PlanPhilly

January 15, 2016 | North Broad Starting to See an Emerging Retail Corridor Take Shape, The Philadelphia Business Journal

January 5, 2016 | A Pair of Hotels, but Not in Direct Competition, The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 2016 | Lonely Planet’s Best in the U.S., Lonely Planet

December 23, 2015 | Agreement Finalized in Gallery's Redevelopment, The Philadelphia Business Journal

December 18, 2015 | Target Finds Site for 3rd Center City Store, The Philadelphia Business Journal

December 15, 2015 | Large Retail Space Comes Available on South Broad, The Philadelphia Business Journal

December 11, 2015 | A Very Tall Residential Building Proposed for Rittenhouse Square Area, The Philadelphia Business Journal

December 11, 2015 | Center City Gets Another Outlet as Bloomingdale's Opens, The Philadelphia Business Journal

December 8, 2015 | Restaurant Boom Coming to West Market St., The Philadelphia Inquirer

December 8, 2015 | Report: Center City Generates Over $1B in Retail Demand, The Philly Voice

December 7, 2015 | 1919 Market St. Signs Chicago-Based Restaurant Chain, The Philadelphia Business Journal

December 7, 2015 | Study: Center City Retail Rising, Philadelphia Magazine

December 3, 2015 | Susanna Foo's Return to Center City Is Next Month, The Philadelphia Inquirer

November 29, 2015 | The 20 Best Italian Restaurants in America, Time Out

November 24, 2015 | Whole Foods, Apartment Complex on Parkway Mark Construction Milestone, The Philadelphia Business Journal

November 16, 2015 | Urban Outfitters to Acquire Vetri Family of Restaurants, The Philadelphia Business Journal

November 13, 2015 | Before Viaduct Rail Park Is Born, It Nurtures Area Investment, The Philadelphia Inquirer

November 12, 2015 | Get Ready for Snap Kitchen, a Healthy Takeout Specialist, The Philadelphia Inquirer

November 11, 2015 | Giving up the Affluent Suburbs for City Living, The New York Times

November 11, 2015 | Philly Named No. 1 Music City in North America, Philadelphia Magazine

November 6, 2015 | Warby Parker Getting a Visible Center City Presence, The Philadelphia Inquirer

November 6, 2015 | Philadelphia Becomes First World Heritage City in the US, The New York Times

November 5, 2015 | Philadelphia's Office Buildings Increasingly Attract Out-Of-Town Investors, The Philadelphia Inquirer

October 25, 2015 | Dizengoff Planning Location in NYC, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 14, 2015 | Blokes, Rejoice! Old-School Barbershop Opens in Old City, Philadelphia Magazine

October 14, 2015 | Sweetgreen Opens in Rittenhouse on Friday, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 12, 2015 | Why Butcher Shops Make Great Restaurants, The Wall Street Journal

October 8, 2015 | Undeveloped Property in Logan Square Comes up for Sale, Philadelphia Business Journal

October 5, 2015 | Scout Salvage in Old City Closing to Make Room for Cool 'Boutique Collective,' Philadelphia Magazine

October 3, 2015 | Chestnut Street Is a Desired Locale for Stores, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 1, 2015 | Developers Change Hotel Brand at Little Pete's Near Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia Inquirer

September 30, 2015 | Market Street East Blossoming, Bisnow National

September 23, 2015 | Store Opening: A Look at Rittenhouse's New Boutique, Shop Sixty Five, Philadelphia Magazine

September 22, 2015 | Philadelphia's Economy Boosted by Influx of Retail, Investments, Women’s Wear Daily

September 18, 2015 | The Great Land Grab of 2015, Philadelphia Business Journal

September 12, 2015 | Premium Digs for Discount Retailer, Philadelphia Inquirer

September 11, 2015 | East Market Inks Design Center, Closes $38.5M Construction Loan, Philadelphia Magazine

September 11, 2015 | Building on Walnut Street Trades for Big Number, Philadelphia Business Journal

September 4, 2015 | Pa. Liquor Store to Open Next to Target Near 11th and Chestnut, Philadelphia Inquirer

September 4, 2015 | Retail Property Sales, Rents on the Rise in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

August 29, 2015 | Developer Pearl Buys Center City Building for Future Old Navy Store, Philadelphia Inquirer

Surging Demand for Urban Retail: Center City Philadelphia, CBRE

August 24, 2015 | If You Want to Be a Famous Fashion Designer, Here Are the Best Colleges, The New York Times

August 21, 2015 | Target Confirms It Will Open Store at 12th and Chestnut in 2016, Philadelphia Inquirer

August 20, 2015 | Target Announces Location at 12th and Chestnut, Philadelphia Magazine

August 20, 2015 | The Suburbanization of Philly: 5 More Stores We Want Now That Target Is Taking Over, Philadelphia Magazine

August 17, 2015 | A Guide to All the Stores Coming to Philly This Fall, Philadelphia Magazine

July 28, 2015 | The Search for America's Best Food Cities: Philadelphia, Washington Post

July 23, 2015 | Walnut Street Corridor Seeing Property Sales, Philadelphia Business Journal

July 23, 2015 | Murano Success a Sign of Market Street West's Rise, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 20, 2015 | Rittenhouse Square Surges With New Shops, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 17, 2015 | Bloomingdale's Opening City Outlet Store in November, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 16, 2015 | Bloomingdale's Confirms Center City Outlet Store, Philadelphia Business Journal

July 15, 2015 | June Conventions Drive Philadelphia Hotel Occupancy to Best Mark Since 1993, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 10, 2015 | Center City Block Sells; Real Estate Empire Being Sold Off, Philadelphia Business Journal

July 8, 2015 | New York Investor Buys Public Ledger Building, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 7, 2015 | A Philadelphia Workplace, With Millenials in Mind, New York Times

July 6, 2015 | Scratch Biscuits Opening With a Freebie, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 3, 2015 | Philadelphia a Big Pull for Priced out New Yorkers, Financial Times

July 2, 2015 | Square One Coffee Opening on JFK Blvd., Philadelphia Inquirer

June 30, 2015 | Sew and Tell: Fabric Row Is Philly's Next Hot Street, Flying Kite

June 29, 2015 | Independence Mall Neighborhood Finds Its Groove, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 26, 2015 | North Broad Jazz Restaurants the 'Deal of a Lifetime': Broker, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 23, 2015 | This Is the Best Pizza in America (Yep, We Said It), Bon Appetit

June 23, 2015 | Center City Apartment Building Sale Sets New High Water Mark, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 22, 2015 | Philadelphia Apartment Developer Eyes Big Center City Properties, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 22, 2015 | UK Tech Companies Building Ties With Philly Firms, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 20, 2015 | Gallery Renovation Sails Through Last City Straits, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 18, 2015 | PREIT and Macerich Announce Philadelphia City Council Approval of Legislation for Redevelopment of the Gallery, PR Newswire

June 17, 2015 | Stop What You're Doing: Skirt Boutique Is Coming to Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Magazine

June 17, 2015 | Local Restaurant Chain Gets $25M to Fund Expansion, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 17, 2015 | TargetExpress Store Planned for Part of Boyd Site at 19th & Chestnut, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 11, 2015 | Developer Sells Portion of Shirt Corner Project During Construction, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 10, 2015 | Goodbye, Urban Indoor Mall. Hello, Downtown Outlet Center!, Next City

June 4, 2015 | MRP Residential Buys Two Center City Apartment Properties, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 4, 2015 | Art Commission Grants Final Approval to Reading Viaduct Spur and Market St. Memorial, Plan Philly

June 2, 2015 | Movement at Last for Hulking Market East Garage, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 2, 2015 | SLS Hotels Hopes to Seize Upon Phila.'s New Cachet With Broad St. Project, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 2, 2015 | Liberty Property Makes Another Buy in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

June 2, 2015 | La Colombe Modernist Café on Independence Mall Set to Open, Philadelphia Magazine

June 2, 2015 | Pizzeria Vetri Opens in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia Inquirer

May 27, 2015 | City Controller Supports Public Subsidy for Gallery Redevelopment, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 26, 2015 | Center City Building on Chestnut Street Sells for $29M, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 26, 2015 | Gallery-Area Developments Seen as Cooperative, The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 22, 2015 | Developer Sets Sights on Superfresh Site in Society Hill, Philadelphia Business Journal

May 22, 2015 | Planning Commission Approves Zoning, Streets Tweaks for Gallery Project, Plan Philly

May 21, 2015 | Mirror, Mirror: H&M's Slick Campaign Targets Philly, Philadelphia Inquirer

May 11, 2015 | Aldo Shoes Opening Walnut Street Location in July so That Everyone May Buy Cork Wedges, Philadelphia Magazine

April 30, 2015 | New Report: Center City Is Growing, Booming, 6ABC Action News

April 23, 2015 | Comcast, Liberty Buy Land for What Could Be Third Comcast Tower, Philly.com

April 22, 2015 | Garces Group to Open Another Restaurant in DC, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 22, 2015 | Grocery Stores Seek to Expand in Center City, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 17, 2015 | New Building Means New Restaurants at 1700 Market, Philly.com

April 16, 2015 | PREIT Reveals the Gallery's New Look, Philly.com

April 16, 2015 | First Look at Renderings of New Flagship Center City Wawa, Philadelphia Magazine

April 15, 2015 | Philadelphia Penthouse Is Listing for a Record $17.6 Million, Wall Street Journal

April 13, 2015 | World's 6 Best Shopping Cities, Black Enterprise

April 10, 2015 | Exclusive: High-Profile Site Near the Liberty Bell Sold, Philadelphia Business Journal

April 2, 2015 | New Walnut Street New Balance Store Has Custom Philly Sneakers, Philadelphia Magazine

April 2, 2015 | MSC Retail Completes Lease With New Balance in Philadelphia, PA, MSC Retail Newsletter

April 1, 2015 | Passero's Opens for Coffee in the Franklin, Philly.com

March 31, 2015 | Firm to Buy Two Center City Buildings in a $200M Deal, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 31, 2015 | Italian Market Celebrates 100 Years With Yearlong Celebrations, Passyunk Post

March 30, 2015 | Brennan Foxman, Founder of Wokworks, on Starting Out, Philly.com

March 30, 2015 | Sources: Bloomingdale's Eyes Space at One Liberty for Outlet Store, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 25, 2015 | Developers Plan 32-Story Apartment Building in Washington Square, Philadelphia Business Journal

March 17, 2015 | High Street on Market to Open in NYC, Philly.com

March 17, 2015 | Duross & Langel Is Opening a Salon and Yoga Studio in Midtown Village, Philadelphia Magazine

March 8, 2015 | Mall to the Hall: The Corridor From Independence Mall to City Hall Has Long Defied Redevelopment Hopes. Now, the Area Looks to Take Off, Philly.com

March 5, 2015 | Bloomingdale's Is Officially Looking for Space in Center City, Philadelphia Magazine

March 1, 2015 | Philadelphia’s New Boom, Philadelphia Magazine

February 18, 2015 | Philadelphia-Area Homes Selling at Fastest Pace in Three Years, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 12, 2015 | Philadelphia Will Host 2016 Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 3, 2015 | Pennsylvania Convention Center Bookings Hit Record High in 2014, Philadelphia Business Journal

February 2, 2015 | Tennessee Company Set to Buy Rittenhouse Square Parcel for $30M, Philadelphia Business Journal

January 28, 2015 | Girard Square Razed and Making Way for East Market Construction, Philadelphia Business Journal

January 23, 2015 | Transformations: 50 Things That Will Change Philadelphia in 2015, Philadelphia Business Journal

January 22, 2015 | Mirror, Mirror: Welcome to Philadelphia, City of Shopping, Philly.com

January 16, 2015 | Travel + Leisure Calls Philadelphia "America's next Great Food City," Philadelphia Magazine

January 15, 2015 | Now Open: Indochino Custom Tailor Opens a Permanent Showroom on Chestnut Street with Made-To-Measure Men's Apparel, Uwishunu

January 7, 2015 | PhillyDeals: Mom’s Organic Market, Philly.com

January 6, 2015 | Philadelphia Apartment Market Saw Rents Rise and Vacancy Drop Last Year, Philadelphia Business Journal

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