Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Oasis Of The Obscure On Bainbridge Street Celebrates 30 Years

Oasis Of The Obscure On Bainbridge Street Celebrates 30 Years

May 4, 2015  |  Art & Design

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Anastacia’s Antiques, a vibrant cavern of curiosities in the heart of Bella Vista. Over the last three decades the owners have curated one of the most artfully surreal retail experiences in the city. Milady Nazir walk us through the looking glass in South Philly > more

With Council Introducing Gallery Redevelopment Bills, We Examine PREIT's Plan

With Council Introducing Gallery Redevelopment Bills, We Examine PREIT’s Plan

April 23, 2015  |  Architecture

What's the economics behind the outlet mall concept? Will the Gallery remain a public place? Is PREIT offering transformative architecture? Nathaniel Popkin examines the project and files this report > more

What's That Out There? South Street's Beloved Space Station

What’s That Out There? South Street’s Beloved Space Station

December 23, 2014  |  City Life

Ready your ray guns! Joe Brin blasts off from South Street with fond memories of the space-age toy store Rocketships & Accessories > more

Dance With Us Through The Baum Building's History

Dance With Us Through The Baum Building’s History

October 13, 2014  |  Architecture

After decades on 11th Street, Baum's Dancewear is pulling up stakes and moving south to East Passyunk. The Shadow cuts a rug and gives us the skinny on the building's many past lives > more

A Mediterranean Breeze On Chestnut Street

A Mediterranean Breeze On Chestnut Street

February 10, 2014  |  Architecture

In the past two decades, Chestnut Street has gone through fits and starts trying to forge a retail renaissance along the historic corridor. And while CVS Pharmacy and 'preservationist' are hardly synonyms, the two coexist beautifully at 1424 Chestnut. Molly Lester looks back at the local connections that made Jacob Reed's Sons Store an architectural and retail landmark of the early 20th Century > more