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

June 19, 2019
cupcakes

Philly’s New Keto Bakery Serves Up Low-Carb Bliss

Excellent news for those who follow a ketogenic (keto) or low-carb diet: Philly’s first brick-and-mortar keto bakery, Dessert Crazy, has opened in Fairmount. In case you haven’t heard of it, the keto diet is a popular way to loose weight and improve your health. The basic rules behind the diet are extremely low carbohydrates, moderate proteins, and high fats. The […]
June 17, 2019
mannequin

Update: Fashion District Philadelphia Making Progress

The site of the former, rundown and depressing Gallery Mall in Center City is undergoing a Cinderella-worthy transformation as its new incarnation, Fashion District Philadelphia, shapes up. In the capable hands of local mall operator Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and Santa Monica, CA-based Macerich, the new mall is attracting tenants quickly as it approaches its planned September 19th […]
March 26, 2019
hotel room

Hospitality Jobs Skyrocket as Philly Hotel Scene Expands

Tourism has been on the rise in the City of Brotherly Love for a long time. In the last five years or so, Philly has been thrust repeatedly into the national spotlight. We had the visit from the Pope, the Republican National Convention, and many other events that have put Philly even more prominently “on the map.” More special events […]
February 25, 2019
starbucks

Center City Starbucks Receives Chilly Welcome

I love Starbucks. You probably love Starbucks. But sometimes, too much of a good thing is just… too much. At least, that’s the feeling coming from opponents of Center City’s newest Starbucks, which is under construction in Dilworth Park right at the base of City Hall. Is Big Coffee ruining the local scene? A lot of Philadelphians seem to think […]
February 18, 2019
cash register

City Council Passes Cashless Ban

Philadelphia is one step closer to eliminating cashless businesses. On Thursday, the City Council passed a bill that would require all businesses to accept cash as well as debit/credit. The bill is now on Mayor Jim Kenney’s desk for signing. Consumer advocates argue that cashless businesses are discriminating against poor people and the elderly. Low-income citizens are often underbanked, meaning […]
February 12, 2019
wedding

Philly-Based Flutter Social Will Help You Plan the Perfect Wedding

Getting engaged is SO exciting… but, after the thrill wears off and you stop conspicuously flashing your left hand at the deli counter, you now have a wedding to plan. This can certainly be fun, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming. Photographer, caterer, band, cake baker, linens… some of Philly’s best wedding venues will have coordinators to make […]
December 13, 2018
wawa

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
tinsel

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
philly

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 […]
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