Retail & Restaurants Ramp Up In Center City

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Old City by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia.

Believe it or not, lots of new retail outlets and restaurants opened in Center City in 2020 and the first half of 2021. And more eateries and shops are coming soon. If you haven't venture into Center City since the pandemic began, you may be in for a wonderful surprise. The streets are lined with chalets for shaded outdoor dining and the sidewalks are once again bustling with activity. List courtesy of Center City District.

Opened in 2020

In 2020, several shops opened in the Fashion District and throughout Market East. Rittenhouse Square, Midtown Village and other neighborhoods also experienced retail and restaurant growth.

Alice. Photo by Irene Levy Baker.

Market East

Alice Pizza - pizza, coffee and bar

Ardene - Family-owned Canadian clothing company in the Fashion District

DSW/Designer Show Warehouse - footware in the Fashion District

Francesca’s - clothing in the Fashion District

Kate Spade NY Outlet - fashion accessory outlet in the Fashion District

Schmear it - bagels

Starbucks - coffee in the Fashion District

The Wayward - American brasserie in the Canopy by Hilton

Midtown Village

Blind Barber - barbershop with speakeasy

Dim Sum Factory - Shanghai cuisine

Federal Donuts - fried chicken, donuts and coffee

Monster Vegan - vegan comfort food and drinks

Morea - resort-style cuisine and bar

Sueno - Mexican with beer and cocktails

Flowers & Co. Photo by Irene Levy Baker.


Allbirds - sustainable footwear

Ancient Spirits & Grille - America's first herbal cocktail lounge

Atmos - Japanese footwear

BetterSpaces - co-working space

Bucky Body Center - wellness center

Greens and Grains - health fast casual

Healthy Picks - neighborhood deli

Huda - sandwiches

Interior Define - customizable furniture

Kevin O’Brien Studio - luxury furnishings inside Joan Shepp

Pizza In Style - pizza on concourse level

Pizzata Pizzeria - natural-leaven dough pizzas for pick up and delivery

Playa Bowls - Acai bowls, smoothies

Sola Salon Studios - salon

Steak 48 - steakhouse

The Garden - outdoor restaurant at the Fitler Club

Tiffany & Company - luxury jewelry

Fitler Square

Sally - sourdough pizza, small plates, bar

North Broad

The Original Hot Dog Factory - hot dogs

Opened in 2021