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Old Posted Sep 20, 2020, 5:14 PM
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It's been a very exciting month or so for the First State's most iconic hotel and maybe building - Hotel du Pont. Biden/Harris essentially took over the Hotel from the announcement of VP Harris thru the DNC on the Riverfront. Harris stayed at the hotel for a lot of those days. Secret Service was all over downtown, it certainly brought a new energy to the area!

I totally forgot that BPG (who owns the building now) has been converting some of the office space into luxury apartments, and those units are now leasing - it is being marketed as - 101 dupont place. Living at the Hotel du Pont... interesting.

https://101dupontplace.com/the-dupon...in-four-walls/

On the ground floor, acclaimed Philly chef Tyler Akin took over the Hotel's historic Green Room, and has now opened a "modern French brasserie" with some modest renovations to the dining space -- the new restaurant is called, Le Cavalier at the Green Room.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEH382rFP6e/

And finally, the food hall/bar, DE.CO also on the ground floor, that opened last year - has survived covid! and re-opened yesterday. Very happy about that.


so...lots happening at the old, 107 years old Gilded Age palace.
This is GORGEOUS!
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Boyds rebuilds after looting damages store and plans a suburban outpost for the first time in its 83 years

Behind a paywall. Can anyone read to see where they're opening in the burbs?

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...Pos=0#cxrecs_s
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Boyds rebuilds after looting damages store and plans a suburban outpost for the first time in its 83 years

Behind a paywall. Can anyone read to see where they're opening in the burbs?

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...Pos=0#cxrecs_s
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"Though that’s the case, Gushner has decided to dip Boyds into the suburbs. The retailer signed a three-month lease to occupy the former Urban Outfitters space at Suburban Square in Ardmore. This is the first time Boyds will have a second location and a presence in the suburbs."
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"Though that’s the case, Gushner has decided to dip Boyds into the suburbs. The retailer signed a three-month lease to occupy the former Urban Outfitters space at Suburban Square in Ardmore. This is the first time Boyds will have a second location and a presence in the suburbs."
Cool! Suburban Square is a good location for them.
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Master Plan Unveiled For Redevelopment Of The Delaware River Waterfront In Chester, PA











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The Riverfront Alliance Of Delaware County has unveiled an extensive master plan that will transform the waterfront of Chester, PA. The plan seeks to revitalize approximately 100 acres of waterfront by the Commodore Barry Bridge and Subaru Park, a stadium that is home to the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer franchise. The park space will come in addition to a large mixed-use neighborhood designed by NBBJ.

The plan aims to draw visitors year round, as opposed to only during game events. In addition to the stadium, the development area spans several river-adjacent blocks consisting of industrial facilities, parking lots, vacant lots, and two soccer pitches.

In order to increase local accessibility, plans are on the drawing boards to relocate a SEPTA regional rail station on the Wilmington Newark Line, making the waterfront easily accessible from both Philadelphia and Wilmington.

The proposal is poised to become one of the largest developments ever undertaken in Chester. Backers hope that the project will raise the profile of the city while creating new jobs and attracting growth. Spanning multiple phases, the plan hopes to attract significant investment in new office, retail, and residential development.
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Iconic Center City clothing store Boyds to branch out from Philadelphia for the first time

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Boyds, the high-end clothing store in Center City, said this week — just days after reopening for the first time in six months — that it would open its second store in the Philadelphia suburbs on a temporary basis.

From Oct. 7 to late January, family-run Boyds will operate a pop-up shop with just over 8,000 square-feet in Ardmore’s revamped Suburban Square, one of the oldest outdoor shopping plazas in the U.S. that dates back to 1928 and is owned by Jericho, N.Y.-based Kimco Realty. Boyds will take over the space from Urban Outfitters for the holiday season, said Kent Gushner, the store’s president.

“It gives us an opportunity to test ourselves,” he said, noting that the suburban store will place greater emphasis on women’s apparel. And if business goes well, the store could consider a permanent location in the suburbs. “We’re very clear it’s not a replica of Center City."
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Kimco moves ahead with apartment development at Suburban Square

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Kimco moves ahead with apartment development at Suburban Square

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Kimco Realty Trust expects to break ground late next year or early 2022
You keep using that word, BizJournals... I do not think it means what you think it means.
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Developer proposes 1-million-square-foot warehouse in Bucks County

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Stalwart Equities Inc., a New York real estate company, is proposing to develop a 1-million-square-foot warehouse on nearly 100 acres fronting the Delaware River in Bucks County.

Stalwart has put under agreement roughly 96 acres of in Falls. Nearly 85 acres of the site was used by Solvay USA Inc., which was formerly known as Rhodia Inc., a chemical company that was initially spun out of Rohne Poulenc. Another 11 acres that will be part of the development lie along South Pennsylvania Avenue and a former Rogers Foam Corp. parcel on East Post Road.

Preliminary plans call for the construction of a warehouse totaling 916,300 square feet with 60,000 square feet of office space.

Bucks County, from Quakertown to Fairless Hills, has increasingly become a focus for those owning and developing warehouse-distributions centers as well as tenants looking for space to occupy. Proximity to major highways and dense population center as well as availability of land and labor is driving the uptick in activity.

For example, NorthPoint Development Inc. has reportedly locked up a 1,200-acre property owned by U.S. Steel Corp. along the Delaware River in Falls to expand its Philadelphia-area presence. Earlier this year, a partnership between affiliates of Endurance Real Estate Group and Thackeray Partners sold a four-building, 240,358-square-foot complex at the Penn Warner Industrial Park in Fairless Hills for $18 million to Exeter Property Group. Amazon Inc. leased a newly constructed 235,240-square-foot warehouse at 3750 State Road in Bensalem, adding to its presence in Bucks. The company leases warehouse space in Langhorne.
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Chester City creates another plan to revitalize its waterfront after decades of financial stress



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Economically depressed Chester City has approved yet another plan to revitalize its waterfront — an ambitious rework that could take as long as 15 years.

“Chester is a tight-knit community full of character and heart,” Tom Shoemaker, president of the Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County (RADC), the group heading the master plan, said in a statement this week. “This plan outlines the strategy to safely connect the riverfront to the city and provide new opportunities for growth and development.”

The plan, based on input from city officials, businesses and residents, aims to improve how people get to Chester and navigate the city by allowing greater access to cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit.

Eventually, the RADC said, it expects to construct a marina, park, and multifamily residential building by the waterfront, and create a public art program. No projected costs were disclosed.

The master plan is to be executed in phases, officials said, with the first focusing on “public investment” to “encourage private investment in the next five years."

In total, the project is expected to affect about 100 acres, from Highland Avenue to Norris Street in the city’s West End. It will span part of Route 291 and Reaney and Engle Streets, both of which are close to 291, a highly traveled thoroughfare in Chester. The area is close to Chester’s I-95 exit, and SEPTA has a station nearby.
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This will be sweet if it comes to fruition and done right. I venture to say we need a few good waterfront communities with businesses and a destination for locals or visitors from elsewhere to visit. The Philly Metro Area doesn't really have a standout waterfront that's vibrant all year around with a great mix of businesses to serve as a destination point for people to come, visit, and spend money.
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This will be sweet if it comes to fruition and done right. I venture to say we need a few good waterfront communities with businesses and a destination for locals or visitors from elsewhere to visit. The Philly Metro Area doesn't really have a standout waterfront that's vibrant all year around with a great mix of businesses to serve as a destination point for people to come, visit, and spend money.
Agree. New Hope is really the only town I can think of, and that's pretty far removed, so not always directly associated with Philly. Wilmington also has a really nice waterfront, so that's an option? But again, not always directly associated with Philadelphia even though it's part of the Metro area.

Chester, Camden, Penn's Landing, and NoLibs/Fishtown waterfront all have the opportunities to be assets that the current region doesn't really have.
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I've been to both. New Hope wins hands down since the waterfront has more breath and depth in a community/town feel, even though it gets touristy at times but that is the draw and success of it. I think it is also more scenic and has charm in ways that the Wilmington waterfront doesn't. Sometimes you cannot build that into a community/town, it just part of the geography and past history (i.e., the railroad tracks turned into garden/walking path next to restaurants). I also remembered New Hope has smaller streets with sidewalks that spur off the main street that face the Delaware River that you can walk and stand and see wildlife/eat ice cream, etc. Wilmington needs more development in the waterfront and it seems to linear developed along the river rather than an organic development in and away from the river. Wilmington can get there but will take more time, more people and businesses that want to be on the waterfront. I do like the old maritime equipment still left in its place as that adds to the history of the waterfront once used for river commerce.
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Agree. New Hope is really the only town I can think of, and that's pretty far removed, so not always directly associated with Philly. Wilmington also has a really nice waterfront, so that's an option? But again, not always directly associated with Philadelphia even though it's part of the Metro area.

Chester, Camden, Penn's Landing, and NoLibs/Fishtown waterfront all have the opportunities to be assets that the current region doesn't really have.
Norristown also. It's a shame how underutilized the waterfront is and it could be something like Harrisburg's or better. But some promising news on that front:

Norristown Gets $202K To Improve Riverfront Park
Great news for Norristown, as Riverfront Park is getting a makeover.
https://patch.com/pennsylvania/norri...iverfront-park
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Agree. New Hope is really the only town I can think of, and that's pretty far removed, so not always directly associated with Philly. Wilmington also has a really nice waterfront, so that's an option? But again, not always directly associated with Philadelphia even though it's part of the Metro area.

Chester, Camden, Penn's Landing, and NoLibs/Fishtown waterfront all have the opportunities to be assets that the current region doesn't really have.
Bristol's waterfront is super underrated, but I agree--too few local communities use their waterfronts as assets. Conshohocken's riverfront, for example, sucks balls, because it's the backside of all of their big office buildings.
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Speaking of Norristown's riverfront - Plans in development for riverfront property

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BRIDGEPORT —A riverfront property with a sadly catastrophic history is one step closer to getting a new lease on life.

At Tuesday’s virtual Borough Council meeting Tony Maras, vice president and general counsel with Philadelphia-based PRDC Properties, presented the company’s plans for developing the former Continental Business Center, in a bid for Zoning Hearing Board approval.

PRDC’s vision for the 30-acre property includes 250 unit apartment building on 55 East Front Street; about 320 townhomes also on 55 E. Front Street/19 Depot Street (the lots are contiguous); 7,000 square feet of commercial space with 12 apartments above it on 5 W. Second Street and 18 townhomes on 75 E. Fourth Street.
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It's floating above a massive parking lot and completely disconnected from the waterfront.
What were they thinking?
Look at those people in the last rendering. Sitting on a bench in a little patch of grass in the middle of the parking lot.
It's ridiculous.
The buildings are decent but geeze!
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Not too bad. I still miss the original Camden Waterfront proposal and thought it was a missed opportunity, but the Victor expansion looks great.
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100,000-square-foot spec building in Bucks County lands tenant

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A roughly 100,000-square-foot building built on speculation at a new industrial campus next to the Pennridge Airport in Bucks County has landed a tenant.

Fres-co System USA Inc. signed a long-term lease on the 101,920-square-foot building at 500 N. Ridge Road at the Pennridge Airport Business Park in Perkasie. This will expand Fres-co’s footprint in that part of the county.

The company maintains its corporate office in Telford along with a 270,000-square-foot manufacturing and packaging facility, research and development center and other operations on 32 acres. The company makes flexible packaging for a range of products including coffee, wine and other beverages, food such as soups, and chemicals.

This is the first building of what is expected to be a bigger campus. There’s a plan to construct six buildings with nearly 700,000 square feet of space that could total upwards of $60 million in development.
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