New Retail Openings in Center City, July 2023

Summer is in high gear, and whether you’re out exploring all of your favorite summer fashion spots or getting back in shape while working in the office, there’s a lot of new restaurants and shops to explore! And if you’re looking for more, check out our previous update for 30 additional places you won’t want to miss.

Locations are listed in alphabetical order.

New Retailers, Service Providers, & Spaces

Club Pilates
📍 1616 Walnut Street
Club Pilates offers “a workout without the hurt” with their Reformer Pilates classes for beginners, experts, and everyone in between.

Cork & Candles
📍 1315 Walnut Street
Enjoy a night out with a BYOB candle making class at Cork & Candles in Midtown Village! Choose from their scent bar of more than 70 fragrances to create a one-of-a-kind candle.

📍 1600 Walnut Street
Faherty’s new brick-and-mortar store in Rittenhouse Row offers sustainably-minded fashion for men, women and children with a rustic, beach-inspired aesthetic. 

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J. Crew Factory
📍 1535 Chestnut
Right across from The Shops at Liberty Place, the new J. Crew Factory features a wide selection of fun, classic, colorful clothing and accessories for women, men and kids.  

Jefferson Plaza
📍 12th and Chestnut streets
Located off of Chestnut Walk in East Market, this new plaza is a great spot to relax over lunch while taking in the new mural “Cradle” by Portuguese artist Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel).

Jester Castle
📍 2102 Market Street, Second Floor
Jester Castle lives by their mantra: Where Artists Rule. Stop by this live music and comedy venue for open mic nights, performances by emerging local artists, and nights full of laughter!

📍 1507 Walnut Street
Explore bold, handcrafted furniture in Joybird’s new showroom in Rittenhouse Row! And with on-site styling advice with in-store furniture, you can confidently make your décor decisions.

📍 1525 Walnut Street
Responsibly-sourced and with over 20 stores across North America, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Mejuri prides itself on releasing new jewelry weekly.  


New Restaurants


Bagels & Co
📍 1526 Sansom Street
Near both Rittenhouse Square and City Hall, Bagels & Co’s new spot in Center City brings it with endless bagel and cream cheese combos, like Oreo bagels with Cookie Monster cream cheese.

Big Chicken
📍 The Concourse at Comcast Center
Here’s a tall order: Check out Big Chicken, NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neil’s restaurant chain. The slam-dunk menu includes chicken nuggets and chicken sandwiches – try the Shaq Attack!

Café Click
📍 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Experience the newest Parisian escape, right in the West Market Parkway District! Enjoy crepes, artisanal cheeses, crème brulee, and more at this Starr Restaurant-managed café.


Darling Jack's
📍 104 South 13th
The latest Midtown Village destination by Safran Turney Hospitality offers a refined approach to comfort foods, including classics like tavern-style pizza, French onion soup, and fish & chips.

Di Bruno Focacceria
📍 The Concourse at Comcast Center
At this new spot from Philadelphia staple Di Bruno Bros, lunchtime specials are loaded with fresh Italian ingredients like prosciutto di Parma, Stracciatella cheese, and more on freshly-made focaccia.

Karma Indian Cuisine
📍 The Concourse at Comcast Center
Karma’s new outpost offers a fast-casual approach featuring the same authentic Indian cuisine you’ll find in their Old City location, like biryani rice dishes, curries, kababs and more.

Kichi Omakase
📍 112 South 12th Street
Try a 15-course tasting experience at Midtown Village’s newest Japanese BYOB, with rotating specials like nigiri with gold flakes and uni rice with nodoguro and fig!

Moustaki Authentic Gyros
📍 120 South 15th Street
If you find yourself looking for lunch after spending some time in Dilworth Park, take a 5-minute walk to Center City’s newest Greek eatery.

My Loup
📍 2005 Walnut Street
Located steps from Rittenhouse Square, My Loup features inventive, seasonal French cuisine from James Beard Award-nominated chef Amanda Shulman and her fiancée Alex Kemp.

Pizzeria Salvy
📍 The Concourse at Comcast Center
Named for his father, Marc Vetri’s new pizzeria is an ideal lunch spot in the West Market Office District, offering a menu inspired by Philadelphia’s culinary heritage.

The Morris
📍 225 South 8th Street
Next to the Morris House Hotel, steps from Washington Square, The Morris is a new neighborhood steakhouse and bar with creative cocktails and an inviting outdoor space. 

📍 215 South 15th Street
Live music venue meets cocktail bar at Center City’s new nightlife spot! Enjoy a cocktail or bottle service, diverse performers and entertainment, and light bites Wednesday through Saturday.

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