Aramark Looking To Move Down Market Street

 

Aramark Corporation is reportedly interested in moving its headquarters from 1100 to 2400 Market, aka the "Whale Building." | Photo: Bradley Maule, 2013

Aramark Corporation is reportedly interested in moving its headquarters from 1100 to 2400 Market, aka the “Whale Building.” | Photo: Bradley Maule, 2013

  • According to Mayor Kenney, Aramark Corporation, with its lease to 350,000-square-feet of 1101 Market set to expire in 2018, is looking to move its headquarters down the street to 2400 Market, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal. Kenney, who said he would facilitate the often onerous process of securing the Art Commission and L&I’s approval to install corporate logos on a building’s upper floors, sees the potential relocation as yet another sign of the westward march of Philadelphia’s commercial district. Drexel University’s “Schuylkill [Yards] Banks project is just awesome,” Kenney says. “All [Aramark CEO Eric Foss] is asking us to do is help him or get out of the way. Take the obstacles away and help when we can. I think Aramark — and I’m not speaking for them — but I’m hoping that they will see that future there.”
  • A cherished community garden at Lawrence & Master Streets in South Kensington, continuously tended to since 1988 by an adjacent non-profit, Philadelphia Catholic Worker, is fighting for its survival, reports Eyes on the Street. Mayrone LLC has recently laid claim to the parcel after settling six decades of back taxes left unpaid by its nominal owner, Pyramid Tire & Rubber Company. On Friday, Philadelphia Catholic Worker filed a legal complaint that the co-executors to the defunct company had no right to transfer the deed, and asked the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to affirm its ownership once and for all through adverse possession.
  • After the intervention of Philly.com’s Julie Shaw, the Department of Licenses and Inspections admitted yesterday that it had erroneously issued a violation to Max Glass, the majority-owner of a prospective mixed-use redevelopment project at 22nd & Catharine Streets, which for the last two weeks has proudly displayed his support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with a 67’ by 36’ mural on the 22nd Street façade. Apparently someone at L&I confused political speech for commercial advertisement.
  • Curbed Philly proposes eleven choice spots to snag the perfect Instagram shot of the Center City skyline, rounding out its sampling with a sunset perspective from Belmont Plateau taken by Hidden City’s Bradley Maule.
About the author

Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

Send a message!



Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
From <em>Click</em> To Clink: A History Of Mug Shots In The Quaker City

From Click To Clink: A History Of Mug Shots In The Quaker City

September 20, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. gives us the backstory of Philadelphia's Rogues' Gallery, which has been tracking criminals in photographic form since the 1860s > more

Unlisted Philadelphia: Automobile Row

Unlisted Philadelphia: Automobile Row

September 18, 2018  |  Unlisted Philadelphia

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. In this installment, he puts the pedal to the metal on Automobile Row > more

Abandoned Navy Hangar Prepares For Final Battle

Abandoned Navy Hangar Prepares For Final Battle

September 14, 2018  |  Last Light

A demolition study for the Mustin Field Seaplane Hangar at the Navy Yard puts a structural engineering landmark on notice. Michael Bixler takes us inside > more

Twitter Bot Reveals Revenue Loss From Tax Abatement

Twitter Bot Reveals Revenue Loss From Tax Abatement

September 13, 2018  |  News

Starr Herr-Cardillo catches up with the software engineer behind Philly Tax Abatements, a new Twitter account that aggregates the cost of City money lost to the 10-year tax abatement > more

Harvey Finkle: Photographer Seeks Justice For The Other

Harvey Finkle: Photographer Seeks Justice For The Other

September 10, 2018  |  Walk the Walk

New photography exhibition explores South Philly's Jewish communities and the city's transitioning immigrant populations. Joe Brin has the story > more

New Book Gives Insight Into Uncovering Philly History

New Book Gives Insight Into Uncovering Philly History

September 6, 2018  |  Vantage

Mickey Herr sits down with author and Philly historian extraordinaire Kenneth Finkel to discuss his new book, "Insight Philadelphia" > more