Reviving Market East:
Philadelphia’s Original Shopping Street
Tuesday, September 26, 8:30 AM
The Union League
140 South Broad Street
Construction crews have been busy all summer on Market East. Owners of the historic Lit Brothers department store building, first to install large-format digital signs, are making significant upgrades to the concourse, redoing sidewalks, enhancing street furniture and bringing in new tenants. New façades are being constructed, as the 1.4-million-square-foot Gallery Mall is being transformed into the Fashion District Philadelphia, a retail, entertainment and food and beverage destination spanning three city blocks. Across the street on the 1100 block of Market Street, redevelopers of the Girard Estate are fitting out their first residential tower, installing façades for 135,000 square feet of new retail, while a second residential tower is rising on the west end of the site. In all, more than 1.1 million square feet of retail will be added, part of $815 million in new investment east of Broad Street.
Find out more about the latest construction and leasing developments that are restoring Market East as one of Center City's major retail districts.
Joseph F. Coradino, CEO, PREIT
Daniel Killinger, Managing Director, National Real Estate Development
Mark Merlini, Partner, Brickstone Realty
Paul R. Levy, Executive Director, CPDC
Business attire required. No denim.
CPDC members are encouraged to invite both young professionals and other members of their firms to attend this meeting.
Please RSVP to Romina Gutierrez by Wednesday, September 20, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.440.5543.