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frbrown Mar 14, 2018 1:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jsbrook (Post 8119267)
Boutique bookstore opening in Rittenhouse. Good concept.

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/...this-year.html

Happy to see this!

This is at 1632 Walnut, in the old Conestoga Bank location in between For Eyes and Lucky Brand. Seems like a great store for the area. Streetview Link

eixample Mar 14, 2018 2:24 PM

3 bookstores within a few blocks (Barnes and Noble, this new one and Joseph Fox on the 1700 block of Sansom), :???: This is great, I just hope none of these stores end up closing from the competition.

Shakespeare and Co. is a renowned English language bookstore in Paris for anyone who doesn't know. I think someone bought the name years ago and opened a couple of Manhattan bookstores.

Boku Mar 14, 2018 2:41 PM

Radio giant Entercom looking to move HQ from Bala Cynwyd to Philly waterfront, sources say

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...-20180314.html

Quote:

Entercom Communications Corp., the nation’s No. 2 radio station group owner, plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from suburban Bala Cynwyd to a refurbished and modernized industrial building on the Schuylkill River waterfront, according to multiple sources in radio and real estate.

The company is expected to take space at the new Aramark headquarters at the 2400 Market Street. Aramark announced in 2016 its plans to relocate there from 1101 Market Street.

Entercom is expected to take a floor in the office building, or about 60,000 square feet, sources say. They describe the lease signing as close but not finalized. They did not want to be identified for business reasons.

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If it makes the move into Philadelphia, the city will be the headquarters for the nation’s second-largest radio group and the nation’s largest cable-TV and residential-internet provider, Comcast Corp.

Insoluble Mar 14, 2018 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Boku (Post 8119412)
Radio giant Entercom looking to move HQ from Bala Cynwyd to Philly waterfront, sources say

http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...-20180314.html

Nice to see this office space getting filled up! They are taking up a whole floor. Weird that the Inquirer article seems to be using an old rendering of the building that has a ton of extra floors.

https://cdn10.phillymag.com/wp-conte...11-937x595.jpg

iheartphilly Mar 14, 2018 3:26 PM

^
Another billion dollar market cap company establishing HQ here. We need to get many more to play with the big boys from the other big cities.

McBane Mar 14, 2018 3:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Insoluble (Post 8119442)
Nice to see this office space getting filled up! They are taking up a whole floor. Weird that the Inquirer article seems to be using an old rendering of the building that has a ton of extra floors.

A ton of extra floors? Wasn't it just five floors?

Urbanthusiat Mar 14, 2018 4:15 PM

Also good news

Neumann Finance to locate offices in Center City, add more than 200 jobs

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Neumann Finance Co., an equipment leasing subsidiary of Beneficial Bank that was formed in November with two leading industry veterans, has leased space at 123 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia and has plans to add a more than 200 jobs over the next two to three years.

Neumann looked at 20 different locations and debated between South Jersey or Center City. It eventually signed a 10-year lease on 21,695 square feet on the 17th floor at the South Broad building. It has options to expand and renew. Anne Klein of Newmark Knight Frank represented the company in its search. SSH Real Estate of Philadelphia owns 123 S. Broad.

Neumann, which is in its startup phase, is for now operating out of a small office in Moorestown, N.J., where CEO Daniel Dyer and President George Pelose are building out the company's executive team.
From: https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...nter-city.html

Jawnadelphia Mar 14, 2018 5:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Insoluble (Post 8119442)
Nice to see this office space getting filled up! They are taking up a whole floor. Weird that the Inquirer article seems to be using an old rendering of the building that has a ton of extra floors.

https://cdn10.phillymag.com/wp-conte...11-937x595.jpg

Yeah - very old rendering ... they need to check with us before printing development related articles.

https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram...14512896_n.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf9LqQWn...phillychitchat

Groundhog Mar 14, 2018 5:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TallCoolOne (Post 8119629)
Yeah - very old rendering ... they need to check with us before printing development related articles.

https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram...14512896_n.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf9LqQWn...phillychitchat

Not gonna lie, was disappointed at the height at first (drink), but I think it's turning out awesome. I know skyline views were meant to be broken, but due to the girth of this buy, I'm happy it stayed short-ish. If two towers were an option, that may have been nice, but they were never proposed. Of the options presented by the developers, we ended up with the nicest version.

MichaelScottsOffice Mar 14, 2018 8:39 PM

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Originally Posted by McBane (Post 8119484)
A ton of extra floors? Wasn't it just five floors?

Not a ton but 50% more building is a lot. However, this building is looking great so I am fine with this project being built without the additional floors.

Jayfar Mar 15, 2018 5:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Insoluble (Post 8119442)
Weird that the Inquirer article seems to be using an old rendering of the building that has a ton of extra floors.

They later updated the article with a very fuzzy copy of a more recent rendering.

PHL10 Mar 15, 2018 11:52 AM

Hale Building restoration (yesterday):

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/790/3...541439cf_b.jpg

Arch+Eng Mar 15, 2018 1:34 PM

Wait...is the plan to close down Filbert street to cars? And is that a display screen under the bridge?

We are actually working on a part of this project, but its interior work.


edit: Please see the attached image...still don't know how to work this forum.

http://assets.macerichepicenter.com/.../586/FDP11.jpg

http://assets.macerichepicenter.com/.../586/FDP10.jpg

PhilliesPhan Mar 15, 2018 7:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Arch+Eng (Post 8120745)
Wait...is the plan to close down Filbert street to cars? And is that a display screen under the bridge?

I haven't heard anything regarding the closing the 900 block of Filbert Street to automobile traffic, but that's a fantastic idea that should absolutely happen! Pedestrianizing that street may also compel the PPA to sell the garage they own on that block. Having residential density beside the Fashion District would only further ensure its success.

Several Center City streets should be closed to automobile traffic. Juniper is one that should be pedestrianized, and Sansom should be a bidirectional cycle track.

Jawnadelphia Mar 15, 2018 11:09 PM

Digital wrap-around screens being installed on the 1900 Market St. building by Brandywine Realty, along with the recent white paint job -- looking good.

http:////c1.staticflickr.com/5/4780/...eb3f487d_b.jpg

Rendering here:
http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...rhood-ire.html

The 700 Block Mar 16, 2018 12:34 AM

"The Cube" has been lit at 9th and Market

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/799/4...41cfb6c1_c.jpg

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/819/2...b5627f28_c.jpg

Inquizative Mar 16, 2018 12:50 AM

I walk past the Hale building 5 days per week. They are doing a superb job restoring this uniquely beautiful building. They are replacing the copper molding around the windows with actual copper! It shines like a brand new penny. It seems no expense is spared in renovating and restoring this beauty.

mja Mar 16, 2018 2:06 AM

Those Gallery renderings are absolutely astounding for their complete lack of any diversity at all. I guess black people aren't invited and only a few token asians are allowed (who I guess just wandered a block over from Chinatown by mistake)? I don't usually get worked up for small potatoes stuff, but sheesh...

mja Mar 16, 2018 2:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inquizative (Post 8121684)
I walk past the Hale building 5 days per week. They are doing a superb job restoring this uniquely beautiful building. They are replacing the copper molding around the windows with actual copper! It shines like a brand new penny. It seems no expense is spared in renovating and restoring this beauty.

It's maybe my favorite building in the city just for how eccentric it is, and they've done the impossible and have really honored it while renovating it. Who's the developer? I'm ready to send them a thank you card.

McBane Mar 16, 2018 2:26 AM

Good news on Hale. It's a real beauty. Almost a shame it wasn't a skyline-visible tower. Imagine that? (Another one that deserves to be taller is the Crozer Building)


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