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Old 04-04-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by MarketStEl View Post
The market's already ahead of you, and Target's not a counterindicator.

The shopping angle on one of the more noteworthy recent announcements:

Rejoice! Design Within Reach Is Reopening in East Market | Shoppist | Philadelphia Magazine

And the urban-development angle:

East Market: Hub of a New Design District? | Property | Philadelphia Magazine

DWR and the Marketplace join West Elm, Luxe Home and Cella Luxuria as upscale/high-end furniture showplaces in this general area, hence my take on the subject. Given what it sells, Airs Appliances fits too.

The interesting thing is that these merchants still share a street with more downmarket stores. For now, at least.
The market is not ahead of me at all. I'm aware of what's going on.

I'm talking about high end stores a la Gucci, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, etc.

Hell, I would even love to see the likes of Ted Baker, White House Black Market, Tory Burch, etc.

I'm talking about a shift of mid-range retailers like H&M and LOFT from their current locations to East Market, and the high end retailers above taking their places along Walnut Street.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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The market is not ahead of me at all. I'm aware of what's going on.

I'm talking about high end stores a la Gucci, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, etc.

Hell, I would even love to see the likes of Ted Baker, White House Black Market, Tory Burch, etc.

I'm talking about a shift of mid-range retailers like H&M and LOFT from their current locations to East Market, and the high end retailers above taking their places along Walnut Street.
And you're talking apparel, and I'm talking home furnishings.

Which is why I said "upscale/high-end" in my prior post, btw. West Elm, Williams-Sonoma's furniture store chain, isn't high end; it occupies an interesting niche: IKEA for those who would never be caught dead in IKEA.

Edited to add one more data point: In its first go-round in the Philly market, Design Within Reach was on Walnut Street, in a much smaller store.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:19 PM
 
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I was on Wikipedia looking at the largest malls in america and something caught my attention. In the King of Prussia mall summary, it said…

Department Stores Coming Soon: Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.
Stores Coming Soon: Carlina Herra, Tod's, Fendi, Dior, Maison Ullens, Brio Tuscan Grill, Stuart Weitzmenn, Anthropolgie, Goyard, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Flagship, Under Armour Flagship, Breitling, Yogrino, and more to be announced.

Is there any truth to this? Because if it true, KOP will be the place to be. 2 barneys and 2 saks in the Philly area is huge, since they are very high end retailers (still don't understand why Saks Fifth Avenue currently is on City Ave and not in CC). Also, is it true we are getting a nike flagship and under armour flagship because that too would be huge for the mall, especially since the only actual nike store in the area is at Philly Premium Outlets.

But back to my point, is this true?

I know KOP us getting DVF, Jimmy Choo, Carolina Herra, etc. but I hadn't heard about Barneys and Saks and others.
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Old 04-07-2016, 05:45 AM
 
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I was on Wikipedia looking at the largest malls in america and something caught my attention. In the King of Prussia mall summary, it said…

Department Stores Coming Soon: Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.
Stores Coming Soon: Carlina Herra, Tod's, Fendi, Dior, Maison Ullens, Brio Tuscan Grill, Stuart Weitzmenn, Anthropolgie, Goyard, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Flagship, Under Armour Flagship, Breitling, Yogrino, and more to be announced.

Is there any truth to this? Because if it true, KOP will be the place to be. 2 barneys and 2 saks in the Philly area is huge, since they are very high end retailers (still don't understand why Saks Fifth Avenue currently is on City Ave and not in CC). Also, is it true we are getting a nike flagship and under armour flagship because that too would be huge for the mall, especially since the only actual nike store in the area is at Philly Premium Outlets.

But back to my point, is this true?

I know KOP us getting DVF, Jimmy Choo, Carolina Herra, etc. but I hadn't heard about Barneys and Saks and others.
The reason the Saks is on City Ave is because back in the 70s(when I think that store was built) CC was not as nice as it is now. Yes, Rittenhouse was nice back then but retail was not that great inspite of the fact that Wanamaker's and Strawbridge and Clothier still existed. There was a developer who was pushing to make the area, west of city line, a shopping and business destination. Obviously it didn't quite pan out but the Saks was part of the first phase and it got built. Also Lord and Taylor(in the Bala Shopping center)was a big luxury name back then so that probably helped drive the idea that it made sense to expand luxury shopping there. This was before KoP was anything special.

KoP is already the place to be wrt high end shopping. A fact that I find personally infuriating.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:42 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I was on Wikipedia looking at the largest malls in america and something caught my attention. In the King of Prussia mall summary, it said…

Department Stores Coming Soon: Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York.
Stores Coming Soon: Carlina Herra, Tod's, Fendi, Dior, Maison Ullens, Brio Tuscan Grill, Stuart Weitzmenn, Anthropolgie, Goyard, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Flagship, Under Armour Flagship, Breitling, Yogrino, and more to be announced.

Is there any truth to this? Because if it true, KOP will be the place to be. 2 barneys and 2 saks in the Philly area is huge, since they are very high end retailers (still don't understand why Saks Fifth Avenue currently is on City Ave and not in CC). Also, is it true we are getting a nike flagship and under armour flagship because that too would be huge for the mall, especially since the only actual nike store in the area is at Philly Premium Outlets.

But back to my point, is this true?

I know KOP us getting DVF, Jimmy Choo, Carolina Herra, etc. but I hadn't heard about Barneys and Saks and others.

The latest I've heard was Bottega Veneta. I feel like the new expansion would not have enough room to house 2 new department stores, as far as Fendi, Dior, UA, and Nike, those are certainly possible. If all of those retailers listed come to the mall, I think KoP would take the crown as the best mall in the nation.
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Old 04-07-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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The latest I've heard was Bottega Veneta. I feel like the new expansion would not have enough room to house 2 new department stores, as far as Fendi, Dior, UA, and Nike, those are certainly possible. If all of those retailers listed come to the mall, I think KoP would take the crown as the best mall in the nation.
In terms of square footage devoted to actual selling space, it's already the largest even before the expansion: much of the Mall of America's interior space consists of an indoor amusement park.
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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Does anyone know where the new Center City Wawa is going to be ? Supposed to be an announcement Thursday.
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Does anyone know where the new Center City Wawa is going to be ? Supposed to be an announcement Thursday.
1900 block of Market. There's vacant space in 1900 Market Street, and 1919, the new apartment building at the corner of 20th, has street-level retail space too. My money's on 1919 as the location.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:45 AM
 
Location: New York City
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1900 block of Market. There's vacant space in 1900 Market Street, and 1919, the new apartment building at the corner of 20th, has street-level retail space too. My money's on 1919 as the location.
Maybe, but wouldn't that be awfully close to 1800 Arch Wawa?
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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They never will.


There was one near Rising Sun Plaza but it closed 10 years ago.
Apparently, the building needed extensive roof repairs and the landlord wanted Boscov's to pay for it and they refused.
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