Philadelphia

Walnut Street – a few things missing along Rittenhouse Row and a Bentley

I took a stroll down Walnut Street last night, it had been awhile and I found a few things missing along Rittenhouse Row.

Lacoste at 1424 Walnut Street has closed. It’s next to another empty storefront which used to house lululemon athletica, which was across the street, moved here, and now is at 1720 Walnut Street

 Also closed is Calypso St. Barth, 1613 Walnut St. It was always such a cute store. Wish they would bring back my favorite hideaway eatery Wok, which was there before Calypso. The store windows are wrapped in PANDORA jeweler. So maybe a PANDORA store is coming. I thought they were only little carts in the mall, maybe they’re going brick and mortar.

Weeping still that Le Bec Fin is dead and gone, but now is this wall of greenery that welcomed you to Avance restaurant.

 You might have read on SHOPPIST Warby Parker is opening a store in Former Le Bec-Fin/Avance space and it looks like they’re putting a big fat ass window in as part of the facade.

 Rumor has it that the Capital One Cafe is moving
 across the street to the new Lathan Apartments
 and it’s going right where the former Urban Enoteca was located. I hear it’s going to be a nice large cafe, with hours later than a normal bank. 
I’m getting excited for the PHS Flower Show next week. I see Lago’s has done their window, and the Flower Show sign is visible, which is one of the criteria for judging the windows for a contest. I’m one of the judges, and that is one of my pet peeve judging points.
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