Any chance they'd go for the liquor license loophole in their relocation?
It will be in the Best Western site across the street:
Whole Foods moving Phila. museum district store to bigger site - Philadelphia Business Journal
Unrelated: What could use a 30k sf space there?
"It was one of those moments that would have had dramatic music if my life were a movie, but instead I got a radio jingle for some kind of submarine sandwich blaring over the store's ambient stereo. Man, the movie of my life must be really low-budget." Dead Beat
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Better something then nothing..and if it adds more retail on Market st..good.
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Even though it's not that tall, it does have considerable girth. I like it.
The last comment made me chuckle a bit
But agree with both posters in that the retail is good and the fill is appropriate (meaning a 250 ft building filling a whole will actually go a long way
On a sort of related note I just read that Septa (which I didnt know owned the area) is basically seeling off all the land between JFK and Cherry from 22nd to the river.
Will see if I can find the post
Now any development there along with the Market lot between 22nd and 23rd would make that area of West Market dramtically different
No office space wheee
Three floors of retail makes up for the shortened height. It will pull more people into the area and create the foot traffic necessary to further enliven the area. Nice to see that kind of thinking from the developer (and promising that they believe it is viable).
The ZBA hearing for this project is today. curious to hear from anyone who attends...
The office jobs will come, but they will be the last to do so.
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We compare to Houston, the wrong model for CC unless we want to redo KOP to be a fringe city in the Houston form (Philly is not built with the infrastucture to be set up like Houston)
We have a vastly under-utilized RR system and a DT with the biggest need of commercial space- more importantly good jobs
Philly issues 1 and 1a
1 - Jobs to the core
1a - Public Education system in the city
It's on again, with less commercial than before: Work starts 'immediately' on 29-story apt. tower at 1919 Market St.
On the other hand, everyone's favorite Rhode Island-based drugstore chain has signed on as a ground-floor tenant