Midtown Village is a thriving Center City neighborhood that connects Rittenhouse Row’s prestigious shopping corridor to major Philadelphia tourist attractions including the Liberty Bell and Independence Mall. In Midtown Village, local retailers sell hand-poured soaps, custom-made stationery and an assortment of interesting finds. Along 13th Street, Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran own a number of much buzzed about restaurants and boutiques including Barbuzzo, Verde, Open House and lolita. Nearby, celebrity chef Michael Schulson serves contemporary Asian-fusion dishes, craft cocktails and coffee at Double Knot and Sampan. Midtown Village is a lively Center City neighborhood full of must-visit dining destinations, bars, and boutiques found only in Center City.