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’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.
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