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

December 13, 2018

Prepare to Wawa Like You’ve Never Wawa’d Before!

Tomorrow promises to be a banner day for Philadelphians: the world’s biggest Wawa is opening in Center City. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The Wawa Nation has been waiting for this for a very long time. Ever since the beloved Philly-based convenience store chain revealed its plans for the enormous storefront at 6th and Chestnut, there’s been an […]
December 10, 2018

Christmas Pop-Up Bar Returns to Center City

Tinsel, the pop-up bar that drew sleighloads of cheer-filled revelers last winter in Center City, is returning this year with aggressively merry decor and cocktails that will perk you up from those endless present-wrapping marathons. This year, the bar has a bigger space (located at 116 S. 12th St. in Washington Square West), making room for more eye-popping holiday decor […]
December 4, 2018

Off the Beaten Path: 5 Hidden Philadelphia Treasures

Most people planning a trip to Philadelphia have similar itineraries. There are a number of treasures for which Philadelphia is known, including (but not limited to) Independence Hall/ the Liberty Bell / Betsy Ross’ house; the Rocky steps and statue; and either Pat’s King of Steaks or Geno’s. If they are feeling feisty, they might check out the Mutter Museum […]
November 12, 2018

Wawa Introduces Center City Catering!

Have you ever supped on a delicious hoagie at Wawa and felt… “man, I could sure go for about fifty of these to share with my closest friends?” Oh damn, son: your wishes have been answered. At least, if you live or work in Center City, they are. Effective TODAY, downtown Philadelphia denizens can order catering a la Wawa for […]
October 30, 2018

Say “I Do” to These Top Philly Wedding Venues

If you are about to get married, one of the biggest decisions you face is choosing a venue. If you’re engaged in the City of Brotherly Love, you’re blessed with an abundance of choices when it comes to wedding venues. Philly is scenic and offers unforgettable settings for romantic, picturesque nuptials. Take a look at some of Philadelphians’ favorite places […]
September 24, 2018

JP Morgan to Bring Branch Banking to Philly Area

In recent years, brick-and-mortar banking has been on the decline. Almost every major player in the game, regional and national alike, has closed branches in lieu of the internet- and mobile-based services that today’s customers prefer. That’s why JP Morgan, the nation’s largest banker, creates a monster splash today when they announced 50 new branches coming to Philadelphia, Delaware and […]
September 20, 2018

Another Axe-Throwing Bar Coming to Philly

Philadelphia’s third axe-throwing bar is coming to Old City. Yes, I said “third.” Apparently the kids these days aren’t content to dress like and wear the facial hair of lumberjacks; the want to throw sharp weapons as well. Kick Axe Throwing is coming to Market and Bank streets, in the space that held Stephen Starr’s now-closed Tangerine restaurant. It joins […]
June 25, 2018
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Philadelphia’s First Cambria Hotel Opens in Center City

Cambria Hotels made a splash recently when they opened their first Philadelphia location in the heart of Center City. The Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown – Center City, as it is officially named, will feature 223 guest rooms, says the Hotel Management website. The building is 15 stories and is topped with a roof-level indoor/outdoor bar with over 3,000 square feet […]
April 16, 2018

World’s Largest Wawa Coming to Old City

If there’s one thing Philadelphia loves (other than cheesesteaks, the Eagles, climbing streetlamps, and donuts), it’s Wawa. Even as a Florida native, I know that Wawa is amazing. Their sandwiches are bomb, their coffee is delish, and don’t get me started on the Sizzlis… they’re the best way to start a morning, as far as I’m concerned. Philadelphians worship on […]
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