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"We like to champion the city. It’s a city that’s on the rise as we all know and...we want to be one of the standard bearers of that growing tide."

Aaron Pierce &
Craig Arthur Von Schroeder
Owners and Designers, Commonwealth Proper

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barneys Jonathan Adler
Potter and Designer, Jonathan Adler
With a huge affection for the place he proudly calls his hometown, Jonathan had always wanted to open a store in the Philadelphia area. Now, with a location in historic Old City that offers everything for the home from pottery to furniture to pillows, he's discovering that the city he loves is loving him back.


absolute James McManaman and David White
Co-Owners, Absolute Abstract – The Art of Frameless Art
Absolute Abstract is the "go to" place for affordable decorative art, while providing a venue for up-and-coming artists to showcase their work in an approachable, relaxed setting.


amada Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney
Co-Owners and Chef, Open House, Lolita, Grocery, Jamonera, Verde, Barbuzzo and Little Nonna's
This dynamic retail duo is making the most of Midtown Village with a home accessories shop, a contemporary Mexican restaurant, a Mediterranean restaurant, a cafe and gourmet market, a Spanish Tapas restaurant, an Italian restaurant, and a home and garden shop.


amada Ed Goldberg
Senior Vice President of Government and Consumer Affairs & Diversity Vendor Development, Macy's

In 2006, Macy's opened its Philadelphia flagship store in one of America's original homes of retail, the historic John Wanamaker building. Within two years, their offerings had expanded to include a Home Store and FAO Schwartz toy store.


Claire Plackwic
Usona Home Furnishings
Usona is a successful high-end furniture showroom with over 70 primarily modern European designers represented. In business since 1999, Usona moved to Center City in 2004 to provide a product not offered at that time in downtown Philadelphia and for the increased foot traffic.