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 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 […]
November 12, 2018
party

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
wedding

Wedded Bliss: Philly’s Top Wedding Venues

Right after she says “yes” and he puts the diamond on her finger, the wedding planning starts. And when that begins, one of the very first topics of conversation is the best best wedding venues in the city for your nuptials. If you are engaged in Philly, yay for you! You are blessed with an abundance of options that offer […]
September 24, 2018
banking

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
axes

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
cambroa hotel

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 […]
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