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

February 27, 2020

The Top Philadelphia Speakeasies

It’s the Twenties again – the 2020s, that is – and, just like one hundred years ago when flappers and sheiks partied during Prohibition, speakeasy bars are all the rage. There may be no legal restriction on adults consuming alcohol these days, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to pretend you are doing something illicit. In a a city […]
February 12, 2020

On the Hunt For Center City’s Best Bagels

I’m sure that there’s someone reading this who doesn’t enjoy a good bagel, but I don’t want to meet them. (Just kidding. Sort of.) A token of esteem from America’s rich, diverse Jewish emigres, the bagel is the perfect breakfast food. You can slather it in cream cheese of any kind – what folks call a schmear – or drape […]
February 10, 2020
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The Best Farmers Markets in Center City and Beyond

There’s nothing like the produce, baked foods, and farmstand goodies that you can get at your local farmers market. Unfortunately, in Philadelphia, the majority of markets are closed until spring warms the city again. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few hearty stragglers, but exploring long rows of stands with your reusable bag is a April-ish game. Right now […]
February 6, 2020

Golf Simulator Rolls into Center City

Do you love hitting the links, but are sick of driving an hour in each direction to escape the concrete jungle that is downtown and find some actual grass? Golf fans, I have some exciting news. Five Iron Philadelphia just opened, bringing high-quality golf simulation, along with a hangout-worthy bar and lounge, to Rittenhouse Square. No stranger to big city […]
January 29, 2020
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Where to Enjoy Traditional Philly Foods

For years, Philadelphia has been lauded as a major foodie tourism destination. The City of Brotherly Love is a beautifully varied cultural mosaic, and this patchwork background has led to an inimitable diversity of restaurants, cafes, and other eateries. You can find countless lists of the “best places to eat” in Philly, along with the best BYOBs, the best pubs, […]
January 28, 2020

Top Sanctuaries for Nursing/Pumping Moms in Philadelphia

Unless you have been a breastfeeding mom in a big city with a nursling in the stroller (or being worn on your chest/back), it can be hard to understand how real is the struggle. Nursing in public is totally legal – louder for the prudes and misogynists in the back… TOTALLY LEGAL – but it isn’t necessarily the right choice […]
January 27, 2020

Creative and Fun Philly Date Night Ideas

Whether you are basking in the glow of a requited crush or are half of an old married pair, you undoubtedly occasionally struggle for quality date night ideas. No matter what stage of your relationship, regular dates will help you strengthen your connection and keep your pair bond strong. The obvious choice is dinner and a movie, but that can […]
January 23, 2020

New Philly Steakhouse Keeps Traditions Alive

The recently-reno’d Atlantic building at Broad and Spruce Streets just south of City Hall will house an enormous new high-end steakhouse come springtime. Steak 48, a Midwestern chain, will fill the 12,000 square foot space left vacant by former steakhouses Ruth’s Chris and Ted’s Montana Grill on the first floor. The upper floors of the Atlantic are dedicated to swanky […]
January 20, 2020

Living The Sweet Life at Shane Confectionery

Looking to sate your sweet tooth? The cure for what ails you is right in Old City. There, on Market Street (which, back in 1863, was called “the High Street”) sits a modest sweets shop called Shane Confectionery. But things are far from ordinary inside this establishment. Born in Philadelphia during the time of the Civil War, this candy store […]