Business Spotlight

In a city as large and diverse of Philadelphia, there are no shortage of new businesses opening every day, as well as old stand-by favorites that only get better with time. Our Business Spotlight series highlights the best places in the city. These are businesses doing everything right—restaurants reliably serving amazing fare, arthouses, and more.

The Center City Team lives in neighborhoods all over the Philly and we are always on the lookout for standout places that should be on your radar. Whether you are a longtime native to the City of Brotherly Love, or a recent transplant, use this section of the site to find businesses we love.

We hope you enjoy the advice we offer here. If you need additional information, or to speak with one of our real estate agents, contact the Center City Team: 215.440.2093

October 9, 2019
fruit

Wawa Lovers Rejoice: More Stores, New Offerings

Loving Wawa is as quintessentially Philadelphian as cheesesteaks, Tastykakes, and betting on what point this season Carson Wentz will get injured. We just adore Wawa. The coffee is bomb, the food is delish, and, wherever you are in Center City, there’s one within walking distance. The affinity for Wawa is no longer contained to the Keystone State, however. Fans in […]
October 3, 2019
dog

Where to Stay With Your Dog While Visiting Center City

Dogs are man’s best friends. (Unless you’re a cat person!) Most dog owners consider their pup to be part of the family, and therefore want to travel with them when they have business or pleasure to attend to. It’s an unfortunate fact that many hotels have pet fees if they accept dogs at all, but this of course is due […]
September 30, 2019
groceries

Trader Joe’s Prepares to Open Second Center City Location

A brand-new Trader Joe’s grocery store is coming to Midtown Village later this month. The cult-favorite company managed to keep the news mostly mum until building permits (which are public) and looky-loos sussed out that the ground floor of 1324 Arch Street looked an awful lot like a TJ. Through the windows, you can spot a dozen cash registers and […]
September 25, 2019
hangers

Poppin’ Some Tags: The Best Thrift and Vintage Stores in Center City

I was thrifting waaaaaay before Macklemore “what what’d” his way in with twenty dollars in his pocket. The song “Thrift Shop” may have inspired a craze a few years ago, but savvy consumers have always known that a great secondhand store is the best secret in their pocketbook. Thrifting not only saves you money on clothes, shoes, home decor, and […]
September 24, 2019
shopping

ICYMI: Fashion District Philadelphia Had Grand Opening This Week

In case you missed the shablam of media coverage (probably because you’re an Eagles fan who was too busy daydreaming about Nick Foles and mixing up your Draino cocktail), the long-awaited Fashion District Philadelphia opened in Center City this weekend! The so-called “retail-tainment” venue, which spans three city blocks, rose from the ashes of the former, decrepit Gallery Mall in […]
September 23, 2019
wine

Center City Restaurant Week: Best Eats of 2019 (Part Two)

Our hype train for Center City Restaurant Week 2019 keeps rolling down the tracks. Last week we shared some info about participating restaurants that the Inquirer felt were worthy of mention. Today, we continue that list, highlighting the best dishes and deals for each destination. Have you made your weekend reservations yet? Don’t forget to follow etiquette and courtesy protocol, […]
September 18, 2019
cutlery

Center City Restaurant Week: Best Eats of 2019 (Part One)

If you’re anything like me, you are probably super hyped for Center City Restaurant Week. Maybe you’ve gotten a jump-start and have already checked a few places out? Like I said in yesterday’s blog about the do’s and don’ts of attending the event, it’s a great idea to branch out and try new eateries. Worst case scenario, you can cross […]
September 17, 2019
fine dining

Center City Restaurant Week: Your Do’s and Don’ts

With the first breezes of fall bringing out our sweaters and boots, it’s the right time of year for a beloved Philadelphia tradition: Center City Restaurant Week. For what is actually two weeks (starting this past Sunday), adventurous diners can check out some of Center City’s hottest eateries with prix-fixe menus at a greatly reduced cost. As many as 125 […]
September 12, 2019
stroller

Philadelphia With Kids: A Mom’s Guide

Being a mom is a lot harder job than many people give us credit for. There’s late-night feedings and running ragged on just a few hours of sleep (if you’re lucky) – and that’s just the baby part. Coordinating play dates and other socially-stimulating activities, running to and from all sorts of practices, camps, and schools… it can feel like […]
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