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This CCD and CPDC monthly report on the Philadelphia economy and the vitality of Center City describes the transitional moment we are in as the logistical challenges of achieving sufficient vaccine supply and distribution are limiting the opportunities for economic recovery. However, the prospects for another federal relief package and expectations that, after initial stumbles, vaccine distribution will ramp up, point to a strong economic rebound by the end of 2021.
Center City District (CCD) is launching an advertising campaign across multiple media platforms to promote Philadelphia’s restaurants during the coldest winter months from January through March. The new campaign encourages the public to patronize restaurants through takeout orders, because not all restaurants have been able to install heated outdoor dining areas and the return to indoor dining will probably be gradual when it begins.
Dilworth Park remains a safe, outdoor destination for Philadelphians throughout the rest of the winter season. The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Rink, the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and the Wintergarden on the Greenfield Lawn can be enjoyed through February 28, featuring a variety of free activities. Increased health and safety protocols, like mandatory mask wearing and social distancing, continue in accord with State, City and CDC guidelines.
Center City Philadelphia is the largest employment node in the nation’s eighth most populous metro area. While the pandemic seriously affected retail sales nationally in 2020, this sector has proved resilient in Philadelphia. Retailers have gradually reopened, relying on new safety protocols to sustain recovery. Many restaurants are providing protected and heated outdoor seating and relying on take-out through the cold winter months.
|Ready for the Return of Customers||February 23, 2021||Retail, Restaurants||No Attachment|
|Skip the Dishes. Order Directly from Restaurants. Tip Generously.||January 5, 2021||Restaurants, Retail||No Attachment|
|Shop Center City Philadelphia’s unique retail districts this season-support local businesses||November 25, 2020||Retail||No Attachment|
|Restaurant and Retail Recovery: Slow, Steady, but Fragile||October 5, 2020||Retail, Restaurants, Research||No Attachment|
|Shop Center City Saturday Safely Returns this September 26||September 18, 2020||Retail, Shop center city saturday, Shop center city, Shopping, Dining||No Attachment|
|Reopening Restaurants and Retail: The Customer Perspective||June 16, 2020||Retail, Restaurant||No Attachment|
|Cocktails To-Go are Now Available throughout Center City||May 29, 2020||Retail||No Attachment|
|Center City’s Retail Scene Continues Growing||November 29, 2019||Retail, Research, Report||No Attachment|
|Experience The Holidays With Shop Center City||November 19, 2019||Shop center city, Retail, Shopping||No Attachment|
|Center City's East of Market Shines for the Season||November 19, 2019||Shop center city, Retail, Shopping||No Attachment|
|Outdoor Seating In Center City Reaches All-Time High||October 1, 2019||Report, Retail||No Attachment|
|Center City District Launches New Interactive Developments Map||October 1, 2019||Retail, Report||No Attachment|
|Shop Center City Saturday Returns for Fall 2019||September 6, 2019||Shop center city, Retail, Shopping||No Attachment|
|Center City District Report Examines State of Philadelphia’s Retail in 2018||December 4, 2018||Retail, Research, Report||No Attachment|
|Don’t Miss The Holiday Shopping Season In Center City||November 21, 2018||Retail, Shopping, Shop center city||No Attachment|
|Downtown Residents, Visitors, Workers Drive Rising Demand For Center City Retail||December 6, 2017||Retail, Research, Report||No Attachment|
|Experience the Holiday Shopping Season in Center City||November 20, 2017||Retail, Shop center city||No Attachment|
|New Report Documents Growth of Outdoor Seating in the Downtown||September 12, 2017||Retail, Streetscape||No Attachment|
|Center City District Announces New Initiative to Promote Center City as a Premier & Unique Shopping Destination||September 7, 2017||Retail||No Attachment|
|Center City District Launches Official Sips Style Guide||May 12, 2017||Ccd sips, Events, Retail||No Attachment|