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Old 05-06-2022, 11:12 AM
 
Location: New York City
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3 unfortunate updates:

- Allen Edmunds appears to be closing: https://hellomsc.com/property-listin...estnut-street/
- Brooks Brothers appears to be closing: https://hellomsc.com/property-listin...walnut-street/
- From this listing you can see that Design Within Reach is opening in Ardmore, so sad that it didn't choose the city: https://s3.amazonaws.com/mscretail.c...-2022-sm-1.pdf
That would suck to lose 2 longtime quality retailers in the city.

And Design Within Reach choosing Ardmore over Center City is another typical retailer move, "opening a Philadelphia store" in the burbs.

But I am glad they chose Ardmore over KoP.
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Old 05-06-2022, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I'd imagine both Brooks Brothers and Allen Edmunds are feeling the brunt of much less in-office/formal meeting types of activities going on. A real shame nonetheless, but I guess not terribly unexpected.

Hopefully more online retailers continue to make the jump to brick-and-mortar for "experience" retail. Walnut Street needs a strategic revamp to become a destination for that.
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Old 05-06-2022, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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That would suck to lose 2 longtime quality retailers in the city.

And Design Within Reach choosing Ardmore over Center City is another typical retailer move, "opening a Philadelphia store" in the burbs.

But I am glad they chose Ardmore over KoP.
FWIW, DWR's original Philadelphia store was in the 1700 block of Walnut Street, in that row of houses-turned-shops that got torched on George Floyd Weekend. I think the company lasted about two years in that location.
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Old 05-06-2022, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Apropos of nothing, but IMO the real masters of "design within reach" are Target and IKEA.

Target actually does call its approach to making and selling things "Design for All." I support that idea enthusiastically.
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Old 05-07-2022, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New York City
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FWIW, DWR's original Philadelphia store was in the 1700 block of Walnut Street, in that row of houses-turned-shops that got torched on George Floyd Weekend. I think the company lasted about two years in that location.
Ah, interesting. That was a petit showroom.

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Apropos of nothing, but IMO the real masters of "design within reach" are Target and IKEA.

Target actually does call its approach to making and selling things "Design for All." I support that idea enthusiastically.
Agreed. And I chuckle when I hear the name "Design Within Reach" since the price points are out of reach for 90% of the population. All about name interpretation.
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Old 05-07-2022, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Ah, interesting. That was a petit showroom.



Agreed. And I chuckle when I hear the name "Design Within Reach" since the price points are out of reach for 90% of the population. All about name interpretation.
You have noted that I usually refer to the company as Design Beyond Reach, haven't you?
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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26,000 square feet in Liberty place:

https://www.kbtx.com/prnewswire/2022...outputType=amp
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Old 05-17-2022, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26,000 square feet in Liberty place:

https://www.kbtx.com/prnewswire/2022...outputType=amp

Looks neat. I'm all for stuff like this. Creating things to do is an important aspect of being a well-rounded place to visit. Kids don't want to just go to museums and out to dinner.
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Old 05-19-2022, 02:54 AM
 
Location: New York City
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^ Good to see. A nice concept for visitors, families, and just general fun. And it will fill a huge vacancy along Chestnut Street.

Also, J. Crew just re-opened on Walnut (moved from Liberty Place).
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Old 05-25-2022, 03:43 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Insomnia Cookies is relocating HQ from Newtown Square to CC. The former super Walgreens store will be an Insomnia HQ / massive cookie shop.

Exclusive: Insomnia Cookies bringing HQ, 'store of the future' to prime Center City location

https://www.bizjournals.com/philadel...uperstore.html
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