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Old 07-12-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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I had no idea Suburban Square was seeing those kinds of changes. I don't live near there (no where near there) so I hardly ever go. Either the store I want HAD to be there (like Aerosoles, 2 years ago) or I have to just feel like a ride, to browse and windows shop, and go to the Farmers Market there -- which isn't often.

It will be interesting to follow what happens there.
The changing dynamic of off the various facets of retail, the economic ebbs and flows, are fascinating.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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http://www.philly.com/philly/busines...main_line.html

Ardmore retail struggling. A sign that the borough as a whole needs to think 21st century in order to get it together.

As for the vacant Macys, maybe a high end gym, or some type of scaled down big box store would help liven the area up a bit.
It's not a Borough (which may actually be part of the problem).

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It is interesting... Main Line towns are just not bringing anything to the table... well maybe Wayne is.
Wayne absolutely is, and Narberth is doing pretty well.

Bryn Mawr is a little bit less of a destination but seems to be doing fine given its proximity to Villanova/Rosemont/Bryn Mawr/Haverford Colleges. But if the Main Point were still there it would truly be hopping.
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:56 AM
 
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Bryn Mawr is a little bit less of a destination but seems to be doing fine given its proximity to Villanova/Rosemont/Bryn Mawr/Haverford Colleges. But if the Main Point were still there it would truly be hopping.
Are you sure about that? I have personal business in Bryn Mawr which brings me there on some weekday mornings. Any pedestrians along Lancaster Ave? Not really. Later when shows start at the Film Institute? Again, not really. Wrt to Bryn Mawr Hospital? No. Now that is strange because you would think a major medical institution would feel lively. It doesn't. And I spend time at the spiffy Luddington Library. Often it's crickets in there. Maybe it's different on weekends.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Are you sure about that? I have personal business in Bryn Mawr which brings me there on some weekday mornings. Any pedestrians along Lancaster Ave? Not really. Later when shows start at the Film Institute? Again, not really. Wrt to Bryn Mawr Hospital? No. Now that is strange because you would think a major medical institution would feel lively. It doesn't. And I spend time at the spiffy Luddington Library. Often it's crickets in there. Maybe it's different on weekends.
When I say doing fine, I mean relative to other suburban town centers. Even the most active among them are generally fairly quiet during the workday (including the smaller county seats).

Now, I'm not saying that Bryn Mawr on a Saturday night is on par with Wayne, Media, West Chester, et al, but once again, as far as suburban town centers go, it has enough of a bar and restaurant scene to maintain momentum (not that it couldn't be better, of course).
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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Butcher Bar Is Coming To Chestnut Street - Philadelphia Magazine

Not a store, but I know this will be a busy new restaurant, its great to see western Chestnut St continuing to expand and get busier.
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Old 07-16-2016, 01:19 PM
 
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Sounds great, the more options for down town the better it is for all businesses.
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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Sounds great, the more options for down town the better it is for all businesses.
SLOPPY JOE POUTINE!
Oh lord...I better go there
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Allen Edmonds joined KoP lineup.
Also, was there today to check out the expansion progress, mall looks good, and I didn't know an Oakley store had opened there either.

Some positives of the expansion are that SEPA is one of the only major metros that will have 2 Allen Edmonds, 2 Rag & Bones, Vince, Theory, etc. Hopefully more to come as retail expands in Center City.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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I went to Target on Chestnut tonight. Not shabby! LOVE IT!
It really looks like a smaller version of Target. It does not feel like a CVS.

The only thing is the clothing is very limited in the corner front. No cool t shirts and socks.
The grocery part is bountiful. It is almost half of the store. They really take advantage of the space they have!
And there are aisles of home goods from Nate Berkus et al just like in a normal Target, as well as candles and those "fancy" stuff.
They also have the electronic kiosk just like in regular sized Target!
The toys section is not shabby either. Good selection of Legos and some Monster High, Barbie and Everr After dolls.

Over all, I am satisfied with this Target!
It is even better than that Super Walgreens at the corner of South Broad.
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Old 07-20-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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I went to Target on Chestnut tonight. Not shabby! LOVE IT!
It really looks like a smaller version of Target. It does not feel like a CVS.

The only thing is the clothing is very limited in the corner front. No cool t shirts and socks.
The grocery part is bountiful. It is almost half of the store. They really take advantage of the space they have!
And there are aisles of home goods from Nate Berkus et al just like in a normal Target, as well as candles and those "fancy" stuff.
They also have the electronic kiosk just like in regular sized Target!
The toys section is not shabby either. Good selection of Legos and some Monster High, Barbie and Everr After dolls.

Over all, I am satisfied with this Target!
It is even better than that Super Walgreens at the corner of South Broad.
Yippee! And another one soon too!
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