Lincoln Square, residential and business complex, opens at Broad and Washington streets

Target, PetSmart, Insomnia Cookies, Starbucks and more open up shop

John McDevitt
September 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
Lincoln Square celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new residential and business complex celebrated its opening at Broad and Washington streets in South Philadelphia with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday.

The leasing office for the more than 300 apartment units at Lincoln Square is finally open. Target, PetSmart, Insomnia Cookies, Starbucks and other retail tenants are getting ready to open up shop, too.

Tom Simmons, president of the mid-Atlantic region for Kimco Realty, said this is an good example of a successful private and public partnership.

"The government did contribute a little bit to some smaller grants, which were very meaningful to get the project moving. That gave the ability for the project to cross some of the first hurdles, then it really became a viable project at that point," he said.

A historic train shed was incorporated into the design, which is also the new home of Pennsylvania's first Sprouts Farmers Market.
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio

A historic train shed was incorporated into the design, which is also the new home of Pennsylvania's first Sprouts Farmers Market.

The train shed was used to deploy Civil War soldiers and as a stop along the funeral tour for President Abraham Lincoln.

"And working with the city and the ownership of the train shed and some of the property that was here and assembling those two pieces together was really critical to bring it together," he added.