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

July 17, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
June 19, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]
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