InBox: More Info On Fashion District Philadelphia

InBox: More Info On Fashion District Philadelphia

I used to call these kinda posts Press Releases, but I see Billy Penn & PBJ use this term and it’s more concise.
I don’t always have time to paraphrase press releases of info I think you really want to know about so to save time. PS word italicized are my comments.

Inbox: More Info On Fashion District Philadelphia
It’s not going to be done as soon as first reported. It’s not going to open up in phases, but all at once in
September 2019.
It’ll be worth the wait. Fashion District Philadelphia is going to be a great addition to Philly, and a tourist destination.

Philadelphia, PA – August 1, 2018 Fashion District Philadelphia, (FDP)a joint venture partnership between Macerich and PREIT, today unveils a series of impactful project milestones, including dynamic tenants and community programming reflective of the vision and significant nature of this project’s impact and reach in Philadelphia. With over 650,000 square feet of space, or more than 80%, leased or in active negotiations, the new additions create a vibrant destination for shopping, dining, socializing and playing, cementing the next generation of consumer experiences. As the retail landscape evolves to further integrate lifestyle and dining concepts, the project has advanced its tenancy to reflect the brand pillars in four key areas in one operating platform: Style, Dining, Entertainment, and Arts & Culture.

Fashion District Philadelphia will deliver a robust retail and entertainment offering unlike any other in downtown Philadelphia. Spanning three city blocks, it will feature over 800,000 square feet of dynamic offerings, including flagship, traditional full price, off-price and branded outlet retail, destination dining and entertainment, along with public art and evolving cultural events.

With a prime location in Center City, Fashion District Philadelphia is just steps away from Philadelphia’s historic district and connected to Reading Terminal, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and SEPTA’s Jefferson station – offering convenience and accessibility for millions of Philadelphia residents, commuters and visitors.

Filbert Street will come alive with some of the following eateries lining the street

Dining highlights include: City Winery, a culinary and cultural wine experience offering intimate concerts, food and wine classes, private events and fine dining in a city setting, marking the brand’s seventh location in the country (30,000 square feet of fun, food and performances); Dallas BBQ, a casual dining experience representing the brand’s first restaurant outside of New York City;

Dallas BBQ is a NYC staple famous for affordable chicken & ribs and texas-size frozen drinks. Dallas BBQ is Proudly employee-owned in New York City (Mike and I LOVE Dallas BBQ);

Market Eats, a collection of restaurants and eateries through a partnership with Aramark to add a modern grab-n-go food market with access to SEPTA’s Jefferson Station offering Chickie’s & Pete’s, Chick-fil-A (It’ll be closed on Sunday), Oath Pizza, Burger Fi (interesting they’re putting a Burger Fi there as there’s one at 12th & Filbert already), Pei Wei (Yeah no more going to Cherry Hill for noodle bowl), Freshii (Maybe it’ll have better success here, there was one across from City Hall, but it closed after 2 years) and la Madeleine.  (This is in the concourse)

As part of its effort to deliver an engaging atmosphere ripe with social experiences, Fashion District will feature a dedicated third-floor entertainment zone. A second entertainment operator will join AMC Theatres – Center City’s first movie theater since 2002 – offering in-theater dining, reclining seats, and a bar.

It’s pretty, I can’t wait. It’ll be a great addition to Market Street, which can be zombie paradise after 7PM. I always feel sorry for the tourists trying to looking for exciting Philly while navigating Market Street which rolls up it’s sidewalk after 6PM.

Currently opened at Fashion District Philadelphia is Burlington, and Century 21 in the 800 block of Market Street. Head on down there and
support these great stores while we all wait for the FDP to open. Check out these articles on this weeks announcements