- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Architect of Record
- JPRA Architects
- JPRA Architects
Project Website: www.fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com
“Curated” is a great way to describe the range of experiences at the newly re-opened Fashion District Philadelphia complex. A carefully selected collection of retail, social experiences, and dining has been assembled. Here’s what’s new: A plush AMC Theatre, Japanese bowling and amusement venue Round 1, the intimate concert venue/urban winery City Winery, a special small business incubator space dubbed Uniquely Philly featuring a collection of local retailers selling everything from specialty hats to Philadelphia-themed products. Wonderspaces, an interactive art gallery, has also opened a 2-story, 24,000 experience. Other retailers, including Century 21 and Burlington have new spaces in The District, as well.
2019 Media from the Grand Opening Celebration 9.19.19
– 25 Outstanding Things To Do In Philly This Week, September 16-22, UWISHUNU.
– Exclusive Look at Fashion District Philadelphia, NBC10.
– What you’ll see when Fashion District Philadelphia launches this week in Center City, Billy Penn.
– The Fashion District reveals the truth about what kind of fashion city we really are, Philadelphia Inquirer
Background on the Project’s Evolution
Click here to see PREIT’s sizzle reel of the exciting Fashion District project, including interior views.
– Fashion District Philadelphia signs four ‘Uniquely Philly’ tenants, Biz Journal, April 15, 2019.
– Fashion District Redefines the Philadelphia Destination Consumer Experience with Dynamic Tenants and Community Programming, PREIT, August 1, 2018.
“The project’s well-curated offerings create a one-of-a-kind destination that blends shopping, dining, entertainment and culture demonstrative of the day-to-night appeal of this uniquely situated property reflective of what locals and visitors crave,” said Joseph F. Coradino, CEO of PREIT. “Philadelphia and the retail environment have evolved dramatically since this project’s inception and we are unveiling a cohesive offering befitting this world-class city.”
– Watch the Fashion District Philadelphia’s glass entrance rise in 37 seconds, Curbed Philadelphia, January 5, 2018.
The reimagined, renamed Fashion District Philadelphia will add a cinema, dining, flagship shopping at Market Street from 8th to 11th Streets. After 40 years, the renovation of Philadelphia’s Gallery at Market Street project will result in very dramatic changes throughout, plus a new name and concept: Fashion District Philadelphia.
– Fashion District Philadelphia forms new identity at old Gallery site, August 17, 2017, The Philly Voice.
– Outlets are out, H&M and movies are in, as Gallery redevelopers retool, August 16, 2017, Philadelphia Inquirer.
On the exterior, the new storefronts now open the project up to downtown Philadelphia. The large-format static and LED media will provide a “Times Square” feel for the project. As part of the renovation, the surrounding hardscape and landscape for the project has been completely redesigned along with new public amenities.
Located just around the corner from the Liberty Bell, the project has entrances at Market Street, 10th, 9th and Filbert Streets. The new “cube” entry to the overall project has unified the six-building project into a cohesive mixed-use facility which leads visitors into a grand entry hall with access to three levels of shopping opportunities.
Additionally, the structure will provide access to multiple floors of office and the Jefferson Station rail hub on the Concourse level. Jefferson Station serves more than 20-million riders annually, and connects downtown Philadelphia with the surrounding suburbs of Philadelphia and New Jersey.
The full scope of renovation also includes completely new lighting and vertical transportation throughout the interior. JPRA has revised the mall circulation significantly to improve the pedestrian connectivity between the six, formerly disparate, buildings. Every surface on the interior has been updated as part of the renovation. Other updates to the site include two historic buildings, one built in 1903 is the new location of Burlington Coat Factory, the other is a 1913 office building with 13 floors (the office building at the center of the rendering), for which the lower 3-4 floors will be converted into retail and a food hall.