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

September 5, 2019
guitar

Headliners Announced for Center City Music Venue’s Opening

Market West is getting a new hotspot – a winery, resto, and music venue called (appropriately) City Winery. Born in New York City and with locations in East Coast cities as diverse as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and DC, this establishment has been much-discussed since the chain announced its imminent arrival back in May. Owned by entrepreneur and Knitting Factory co-founder […]
September 4, 2019
clothing store

Did a Center City Old Navy Store Discriminate For Cameras?

When it was announced that the newest season of Netflix’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy was going to be filming in Philadelphia, the show’s many local fans were, in a word, twitterpated. It’s not just that the show, which is based around the premise of well-coiffed and meticulous gay men helping to rehab the sad lives of wayward straights, […]
September 3, 2019
food

Hot New Dining Coming to Center City This Autumn

Those first cool breezes of autumn are floating in, and with them come the promise of crisp apples, sweater weather, PSLs, and jack-o-lanterns. For many people – myself included – it’s the best time of year. Philadelphians have especial reason to get excited this fall, as a bumper crop of hype-worthy new restaurants are coming to Center City. There’s something […]
August 26, 2019
candles

The Best Restaurants in Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is the nexus of Center City Philadelphia, the most desirable neighborhood with the hottest location. Given Philadelphia’s fame as a city stacked with great places to eat, it should come as no surprise that Rittenhouse Square is a hotspot for dining on all levels, with plenty of restaurants available that boast great reputations and adventurous, enticing menus. Whether […]
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 […]
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