New Retail Openings in Center City, April 2023

Spring has sprung, and with the gorgeous weather comes the perfect chance to explore all of the new store openings across Center City District! Check out 30 new locations open now, and check out our previous edition for 19 places you won’t want to miss! Locations are listed in alphabetical order. 

New Retailers & Services

Aniquelao Shoe Shine
📍 1625 Chestnut Street, Unit 112, in the Shops at Liberty Place
A one-time classic along streets in every downtown, stop by and make your pair of shoes look brand new!

Barnes & Noble
📍 1708 Chestnut Street
Located just a few minutes from their previous location, Barnes & Noble is back along Chestnut Street. With a refreshed, an expanded music selection and an ever-changing assortment of books and periodicals, its new location makes it even easier to enjoy your new read at John F. Collins Park, right across the street.

Butcher’s Pantry
📍 1136 Arch Street in Reading Terminal Market
Chef Beth Esposito’s artisan concept showcases why she’s been featured on Food Network: a rich assortment of raw and cooked meats, house-made spice blends, and more that make this stand out from being your average butcher shop.

Chestnut Street Handbags and Gift Shop
📍 1015 Chestnut Street
Whether you need a new bag or a quick gift for a friend, this new spot in Midtown Village has an assortment to meet your needs.

Ebisu Japanese Life Store
📍 1023 Arch Street
Founded in Osaka, Japan, this bi-level Japanese store offers around 10,000 products, with everything from toys, imported snacks, home goods, beauty care, and more!

General’s Jerky
📍 1136 Arch Street in Reading Terminal Market
Brought to you by the owners of Hatville Deli, General’s Jerky is a new kind of meat lover’s paradise that specializes in premium jerky and cured meats.

Good Fellaz Cigar
📍 1625 Chestnut Street, Unit 115, in the Shops at Liberty Place
Explore the different options of fine cigars and accessories in this new shop located in the Shops at Liberty Place.

Jap’s Dickies
📍 1226 Chestnut Street
Need a new outfit for working day-to-day? This new spot along Chestnut Street has a selection to meet your needs.

📍 143 South 13th Street
Started in 1947, Kilwins has made their way to Midtown Village, bringing with them the feeling of nostalgia associated with an old time chocolatier shop. This one-stop shop has everything from hand-crafted confections, caramel apples, fresh fudge, and more!

La’vanter Boutique
📍 1625 Chestnut Street, Unit 124, in the Shops at Liberty Place
Founded in 2017, this Philadelphia-based women’s boutique features curated collections of unique clothing for unique women from international designers.

Lux Delites
📍 1625 Chestnut Street, Unit 150, in the Shops at Liberty Place
Vegan marshmallow rolls, Türkiye, and cashmere cotton candy are just a few of the options to satisfy your sweet tooth at this museum-style specialty sweets shop, located right in the Shops at Liberty Place.

📍 1729 Walnut Street
Fashion that isn’t so fast; Madewell focuses on keeping clothing in circulation for as long as possible, offering specials for cleaning out your closet and upcycled collections.

Old City Art + Framing
📍 1625 Chestnut Street, Unit 113, in the Shops at Liberty Place
The second location for this Old City-founded business, it’s the perfect spot to get custom framing for your home or office’s artworks.

Pretty On You
📍 1726 Sansom Street
Located just off of Rittenhouse Row, this woman-owned boutique offers a beautifully curated selection of women’s clothing and jewelry.

Restore Hyper Wellness
📍 1229 Chestnut Street
One of the newest locations for the 200-studio brand, Restore’s Center City location offers a menu of options like cryotherapy, red light therapy, and IV drip services aimed at helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.

📍 1712 Walnut Street
Check out this popular online brand’s high-quality, handcrafted mattresses, bedding materials, and bedroom furniture in real life – right off of Rittenhouse Row.

The Spot at the Fashion District
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
The newest shoe store right in the heart of East Market.

Wayne Edwards Workshop
📍 1724 Sansom Street
For over 50 years, Wayne Edwards Workshop has provided men with bespoke and custom tailored clothing, made with fine fabrics, quality artistry, excellent fit and customer service that goes beyond the usual off-the-rack experience.

📍 1701 Walnut Street
Full sensory hot yoga experiences and an empowering community are key to this new spot on Rittenhouse Row. This locally owned and operated studio will help you improve your strength, agility, flexibility, and more!

New Bars and Restaurants

101 Unlockd
📍 Location unknown
Philadelphia’s newest members-only speakeasy is a hidden treasure, somewhere in Center City.

📍 1910 Chestnut Street
Formerly the Boyd Theater, the newly-opened 13,000-square-foot luxury sports bar adapts the 1920s art deco-style and marquee into a modern entertainment establishment for everything from tomorrow night’s big game to Bachelor watch parties. 

📍 2025 Sansom Street
Center City’s newest Latin American dining room and rum bar features Chef Yun Fuentes’s imaginative takes on Latin American and Caribbean fare.

Bower Café
📍 1213 Walnut Street
 Sliced cured meats and open-faced sandwiches, La Colombe coffee, and a podcasting booth help make this bright and quirky new café a standout stop for breakfast or brunch. 

Buena Onda
📍 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the Concourse at Comcast Center
After expanding into Rittenhouse, the casual taqueria founded by celebrity chef Jose Garces has a new stop in the Concourse at the Comcast Center.

The Juice Pod at the Comcast Campus
📍 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the Concourse at Comcast Center
Founded in Avalon, New Jersey, the Juice Pod’s new Center City location offers a healthy range of açaí bowls, cold-pressed juices, and more!

Kook Burger & Bar
📍 2102 Market Street
Right on West Market Street, Kook Burger & Bar serves delectable “Shoobie Shake” milkshakes topped with slices of cheesecake, cotton candy, and more, alongside comforting bites and beers, perfect for enjoying the game or for relaxing after work.

Maya Pizza
📍 716 Sansom Street
With takeout and delivery, look no further for a fresh slice, plus hoagies, wraps wings and more. They’re open for breakfast too!

📍 1023 Arch Street
Blending American doughnuts and Japanese mochi, Mochinut is making waves across the nation with 25+ uniquely flavored mochi donut options, including black sesame, nutella, and banana milk. 

Philly Bagels
📍 1501 Locust Street
This family owned and operated bagel shop makes bagels in the traditional New York style. Attention night owls: they’re open until 2:30am on Friday and Saturday nights!

Taste Town
📍 938 Market Street
Burgers, fries, and bubble tea are some of the delicious finds at this new spot that offers a convenient experience with a menu made from locally-sourced ingredients.

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