City Winery, other retailers join Fashion District set to open next year

Steve Tawa
August 02, 2018 - 3:15 pm
Market Street East's Fashion District

Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Market Street East's Fashion District is beginning to take shape. 

The retail and entertainment stretch that formerly housed The Gallery mall has signed on several key tenants for a $400 million renovation. 

Officials unveiled a marquee Thursday for a new tenant, City Winery, which will be joined by other retailers and eateries, including Polo Ralph Lauren, H&M, Forever 21, Zumiez, ASICS, Guess, Columbia, francesca's, Levi's, Skechers, Dallas BBQ, and Market Eats, a collection of restaurants and eateries. 

City Winery, which combines concerts, food and wine, will open its seventh location in Philly's latest shopping district.

Michael Dorf, CEO of City Winery, complimented Philadelphia's dynamic food scene.

"I believe that this will be the best City Winery that we build," he said. "[Philadelphia is] really growing. It's getting a real buzz. We're excited to be a part of that."

The Fashion District spans three city blocks between Eighth and 11th streets. At the corner of 9th and Market streets, now called "The Cube," co-developer Joseph Coradino, the CEO of PREIT (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust), contemplated a high-impact grand opening in the fall of next year.

Coradino said the Fashion District's mix of tenants reflects today's consumer.

"Flagship off-price, fast fashion, traditional full price and branded outlet stores," he added. "The plan is to turn it into a place where people can shop, dine, socialize and play."

The new tenants join the already open Century 21 and Burlington stores. An AMC multiplex theater is planned for the third floor of the former Gallery.