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Old 09-18-2015, 01:02 PM
 
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At least modern town centers promote walk-ability and utilization of the entire landscape rather than in the 1960s and 1970s when tacky strip malls ruled the land. None of them actually emulate a Main Street, but I don't think they are all terrible.
I would much rather they invest in rehabbing the real town centers, such as Malvern, Ardmore, Wayne (basically any town along the Main Line), Jenkintown, Lansdale, etc. IMO, that's a much better use of the money than creating these "faux" town centers. I envision a day when you could take an aerial view of any area and see a bunch of dense developments spotted across the land and a bunch of straight lines (highways) in between them. But they won't be like the towns of old, because none of these new town centers are supported by public transit.

I should head over to the Urban Planning forum. I don't want to hijack this thread.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:04 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Primark, the UK's Biggest Fast-Fashion Retailer, Is Coming to Philly - Shoppist

Title is misleading. Its coming to KoP and Willow Grove.

But I would bet money that a Primark will enter Center City within the next 2 years.

Primark is like an H&M, Forever 21 and Zara rolled into a department store. Like a trendier Kohls without the home section.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Primark, the UK's Biggest Fast-Fashion Retailer, Is Coming to Philly - Shoppist

Title is misleading. Its coming to KoP and Willow Grove.

But I would bet money that a Primark will enter Center City within the next 2 years.

Primark is like an H&M, Forever 21 and Zara rolled into a department store. Like a trendier Kohls without the home section.
I thought Primark is scouting the Burlington Coat Factory location.
While Primark is fast fashion just like H & M and Zara, but you cannot lump it into the same tier.
Primark is more like the Old Navy of fast retail. While H & M is Gap and Zara is Banana Republic.
Speaking of Old Navy, Ralph Lauren just stepped down from his CEO title as Old Navy Corp's president step up.
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Retail Is Booming in Philadelphia | WWD

Don't know if anyone posted this in this thread, but a nice shout to the growing amount of stores in center city
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Restoration Hardware and Design Within Reach coming to Chestnut Street?

Chestnut Street is a desired locale for stores
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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Restoration Hardware and Design Within Reach coming to Chestnut Street?

Chestnut Street is a desired locale for stores
Is that the discount version of Restoration Hardware? I couldn't find much info on it.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Center City
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^^^ Dunno. All the info I have is in the article.

What I really want is a Crate and Barrel.
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Old 10-03-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Is that the discount version of Restoration Hardware? I couldn't find much info on it.
Design Within Reach and Restoration Hardware are two different stores.

Design Within Reach and Crate & Barrel are both modeled after an older company called Design Research.

https://www.restorationhardware.com/...o/about-us.jsp

About Design Within Reach - Design Within Reach
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Old 10-03-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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The name 'Design Within Reach' fools so many people into thinking there is anything remotely resembling a bargain to be found there!
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:25 PM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Design Within Reach is similar to CB2. They also carry some of big name designers merchandises as well, unlike CB2, such as Kartell, Phillipe Starck and my favorite Karim Rashid. So alot of their furnitures are pop and edgy. I am so excited!

On another news, I passed by the farmers market on the square this morning as I was walking to get my fix for Honey Grow. (I woke up and the first thing came up in my mind was "I want HG's noodle, with sesame seeds and crusted candied cashews topped with cherry BBQ sauce).
Anyway, Evergreen was there. And their store is opening on Oct 10th. They will have an opening party. Everybody is invited they said. So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, come and pass by.
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