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

August 20, 2019
orchids

Fact Time: The New Four Seasons Philadelphia

The whole metro area has been buzzing about Philadelphia’s premier hospitality offering: the new Four Seasons, which just opened high atop the Comcast Technology Center. There has been one gushing review, article, or blog post after another in a deluge of press singing the praises of the pristine, glittering hotel. This is not an experience for everyone – rooms start […]
August 19, 2019
money

New Bank Coming to Center City

A new contender has entered the fray in Philly’s already crowded banking scene. Bank of Princeton, a financial institution based in – you guessed it – New Jersey has received authorization to build a banking center in Center City, on Chestnut Street, that will be completed by the end of this year. Bank of Princeton, which boasts $1.3 billion in […]
August 14, 2019
grocery store

Giant to Open… GIANT Flagship Store in Center City

A two-story grocery store is coming to Center City. The store is appropriately called Giant, because the size of the store is gonna be… huge. The store will be part of a new mixed-use development coming to 23rd Street, across from the Schuylkill River, called Riverwalk. It will consist of two apartment towers with Giant taking up 65,000 square feet […]
July 25, 2019
coworking

CommonGrounds Brings More Coworking Space to Center City

With coworking being a major theme in the lives of a large pool of nontraditional workers who eschew a 9-5 job served out in a cubicle, can there ever be enough options for a social, well-equipped place to work? San Diego-based CommonGrounds is testing that theory with an enormous new coworking space in Center City West, the company’s first location […]
July 23, 2019
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Center City Tower Seeking Tenants

A Center City office tower plagued by vacancies has started to gradually fill empty square footage and plan for that which will be free in the future. 123 S. Broad, one of downtown’s iconic buildings, has been beleaguered by available space since the loss of two major tenants knocked down their numbers. This is not only a curious state of […]
July 17, 2019
coins

Washington Square Office Building Sets New Pricing High

Just when you thought that real estate prices in Center City couldn’t get more bananas, another newsworthy purchase has reset the bar for breathtakingly pricey square footage. This time, we’re not talking about a gleaming steel-and-glass penthouse in a skyscraper, but rather a medical tower. News broke last week that University of Pennsylvania Health System, alias Penn Medicine had snapped up […]
July 9, 2019
hipster

Right Here, Right Now: The Coolest Neighborhoods in Philadelphia

Let’s talk real here: hipsters dig Philadelphia. We’ve got the perfect combination of history, inclusiveness, pluck, and attitude to welcome anyone who fancies themselves a trendsetter, influencer, or whatever else the cool kids are labeling themselves these days. Future residents of the City of Brotherly Love all have different priorities. There are those who want family-friendly digs with great schools, […]
July 3, 2019
shipping containers

Freight Company Ready to Open Office in Center City

An international freight forwarder and logistics platform, Flexport, is coming to a former coworking space in Rittenhouse Square. The new office will be Flexport’s fifteenth global location, and is intended to serve the company’s mid-Atlantic customers. According to the company, there is a growing demand for freight services in this region. The new office will be located at 1430 Walnut […]
July 1, 2019
lawyer

Law Firm Sets Sights on Fitler Square Development

One of Philadelphia’s largest law firms is on the verge of hopscotching down Market Street for an immense new home when its current Center City lease expires in 2021. Morgan Lewis & Bockius says that it will not renew its lease at Six Penn Center at 1701 Market Street, which is set to end in 2021. Instead, the firm is […]
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