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Old 05-25-2016, 07:51 PM
 
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I wonder if its just because Simon is so huge a of a player in the retail industry, and if city politics are in the way, or because KoP is just the obvious choice for new retail.
Probably all of those things. When retail was at a virtual stand-still in CC 15-20 years ago, K of P filled a void. It created a niche for itself that's unstoppable at this point. It is great for the region though.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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MCM (high end leather goods store) Nic+Zoe(high end womens boutique from Boston) and tons of new restaurants from some Philly chefs announced for KoP.

Surprised Nic+Zoe is opening in the mall, independent boutiques are more common to find in a big city rather than a mall.
WOWSER! I love MCM!
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Probably all of those things. When retail was at a virtual stand-still in CC 15-20 years ago, K of P filled a void. It created a niche for itself that's unstoppable at this point. It is great for the region though.
Not that I disagree. Even with all these high-end options at KOP, I have still never been to the mall. Never plan to go. The city has everything I could ever need personally.
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:46 AM
 
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King of Prussia rises on $1 billion development and construction

I know this article is about KoP again, but I am so happy to see an economic powerhouse in our area continue to grow. 1B in private development at once is incredible Yes, KoP hinders Philadelphias retail scene, but KoP is one of the few towns in our region going full force building left and right, some other local towns should take notes. (Ardmore...)
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:07 AM
 
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King of Prussia rises on $1 billion development and construction

I know this article is about KoP again, but I am so happy to see an economic powerhouse in our area continue to grow. 1B in private development at once is incredible Yes, KoP hinders Philadelphias retail scene, but KoP is one of the few towns in our region going full force building left and right, some other local towns should take notes. (Ardmore...)
The lame Dranoff Ardmore project may happen now. It's not the kind development he had originally envisioned which included totally rebuilding the Ardmore train station.

Building this KoP "town center" will help it become an actual town. It really hasn't been that before.
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Old 05-29-2016, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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King of Prussia rises on $1 billion development and construction

I know this article is about KoP again, but I am so happy to see an economic powerhouse in our area continue to grow. 1B in private development at once is incredible Yes, KoP hinders Philadelphias retail scene, but KoP is one of the few towns in our region going full force building left and right, some other local towns should take notes. (Ardmore...)
That's a broader and more detailed version of this, which ran about three weeks earlier:

King of Prussia Moves to Put the "Urban" in "Suburban" | Property | Philadelphia Magazine

It's a shame what both Carl Dranoff and the Ardmore Initiative (Ardmore's BID) wanted to see happen next to the train station didn't come to pass, but you can't blame either of them for the failure, as Amtrak had to agree to the use of land it owned as well. I'm glad that the fighting over the split-off piece on Cricket Terrace is finally over and that Dranoff can proceed. The building may not be all that exciting to look at, but the development is exactly what "The Main Street of the Main Line" needs to give itself a little shot of adrenaline.

As far as those local towns taking notice is concerned, there's an advocacy group of "smart growth"-oriented developers that recently made the same point:

Philly's 'Burbs Would Be Stronger If They Walked the Walk Like Cities | Property | Philadelphia Magazine

I note the King of Prussia District has excerpted this article on its own website.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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That's a broader and more detailed version of this, which ran about three weeks earlier:

King of Prussia Moves to Put the "Urban" in "Suburban" | Property | Philadelphia Magazine

It's a shame what both Carl Dranoff and the Ardmore Initiative (Ardmore's BID) wanted to see happen next to the train station didn't come to pass, but you can't blame either of them for the failure, as Amtrak had to agree to the use of land it owned as well. I'm glad that the fighting over the split-off piece on Cricket Terrace is finally over and that Dranoff can proceed. The building may not be all that exciting to look at, but the development is exactly what "The Main Street of the Main Line" needs to give itself a little shot of adrenaline.

As far as those local towns taking notice is concerned, there's an advocacy group of "smart growth"-oriented developers that recently made the same point:

Philly's 'Burbs Would Be Stronger If They Walked the Walk Like Cities | Property | Philadelphia Magazine

I note the King of Prussia District has excerpted this article on its own website.
Having grown up nearby, and, subsequently, spent time in Ardmore for many years, I'm still torn about this project. Right now I don't believe it will rejuvenate it. Since the immediate area is not used to large construction projects, like the city is, people, who don't need to be in Ardmore, will just avoid it altogether. Will they come back? Unknown.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:47 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Post Bros. buys Center City properties from PREIT

WOW!
Those are ones of the last dinginess (of buildings) on that strip of Chestnut!
Me like the rendering! (If it is the rendering of one of the new building).

I am glad they bought those buildings from incompetent PREIT.
I have not seen AT&T moved into that corner building across from Cheesecake.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:53 AM
 
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Post Bros. buys Center City properties from PREIT

WOW!
Those are ones of the last dinginess (of buildings) on that strip of Chestnut!
Me like the rendering! (If it is the rendering of one of the new building).

I am glad they bought those buildings from incompetent PREIT.
I have not seen AT&T moved into that corner building across from Cheesecake.

Yep, that ATT corner is still "transitional". Ugh.

I mentioned in another thread that the first CC Target opens on Market next month with the second, at 19 th and Chestnut in the Fall.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:24 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Yep, that ATT corner is still "transitional". Ugh.

I mentioned in another thread that the first CC Target opens on Market next month with the second, at 19 th and Chestnut in the Fall.
Both are on Chestnut.
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