New Retail Openings in Center City, January 2023

What better resolution for the New Year than to explore all the newest openings across Center City District? Check out 19 new locations, open now!

New Businesses West of Broad Street

Kura Sushi
📍1721 Chestnut Street

This innovative sushi experience offers over 140 menu items that arrive tableside via conveyor belt. With more than 500 locations across Japan, Taiwan, and the United States, Rittenhouse Row is Kura Sushi’s first Pennsylvania location. 

📍1611 Walnut Street

ThirdLove’s ninth and newest outpost is now open in Center City. Known for its vast array of sizes and online fit quiz, this digitally native intimates and activewear brand is taking the retail world by storm.

Outdoor Voices
📍1723 Walnut Street

Whether you’re planning to go hiking, play volleyball, or even just walk through the city, Outdoor Voices will help you look good while doing it. This active lifestyle brand is one of Center City’s new “clicks-to-bricks” retailers discussed in our latest retail report.

Rescue Spa
📍1811 Walnut Street

Rescue Spa has been around since 2004 and just moved to their new location right on the square. This luxe day spa offers services that you can add to your self-care routine or enjoy with a group of friends!

📍1630 Walnut Street

Clean lines and modern designs define this California-born jewelry brand’s distinctive layering necklaces, engravable gifts, intention bracelets, hoop earrings, coin necklaces and thin stacking rings.

Kismet Bagels
📍1700 Sansom Street

Philly-born Kismet Bagels started as a pop-up shop in 2020 and has now evolved with the opening of their second location! 


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📍119 S. 18th Street

Let this New Year bring many occasions to celebrate! Whether you are with friends, family, or coworkers, this pop-up liquor store will make it easy for you to find the small-batch or premium spirit for any occasion.

📍1716 Walnut Street

Designed from floor-to-ceiling in pink, it’s hard to miss skincare and makeup brand Glossier’s newest location. Only their seventh brick-and-mortar location, Glossier’s in-store highlights include a  “bar” for trying out products.

Free People
📍1632 Walnut Street

Right across the street from their Urban Outfitters location, URBN’s new Free People brings chic boho-inspired clothing back to Center City in a new location.

Sugared & Bronzed
📍1733 Chestnut Street

The nation’s largest sugaring hair removal and sunless tanning destination, Sugared & Bronzed has been part of Center City District for 10 years and is now in a bigger location.


New Businesses East of Broad Street

Broth Thyme
📍102 S. 13th Street

Few things are more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup. Broth Thyme cooks their broths for 48 hours and uses the freshest local  ingredients in their soups, jarred salads and savory sandwiches.

📍1206 Walnut Street

Whether you need a quick breakfast before heading to a yoga class in the city, or a healthy afternoon snack in between meetings, this international açaí bowl and smoothie spot is a must-visit.

The Hayes
📍1123 Walnut Street

The Hayes is Chef Townsend Wentz’s newest outpost. Located next to his Spanish tapas bar Oloroso, The Hayes features a bistro menu in an American bar-style setting.

Boba King
📍1232 Chestnut Street

Right on the corner of 12th and Chestnut, Boba King is a Pennsylvania-founded shop serving up indulgent bubble tea drinks right in the heart of Philadelphia.

Garces Trading Co at Kimmel
📍300 S. Broad Street

The newest outpost by Iron Chef Jose Garces and Garces Group is an expansion on their Garces Trading Company brand. This new café and lunch spot is open during the day and until 11 p.m. on performance nights.

Time & Peace
📍36 S. 7th Street

Located just steps away from Jewelers’ Row, Time & Peace is a cozy café that doubles perfectly as a remote work space. 

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Red Rum
📍601 Walnut Street

Located in the historic Curtis Center, Red Rum is home to Without A Cue Productions, who've performed on the road for 20 years, and serves as Philadelphia's only theater venue dedicated to murder mysteries!

Wicked Wolf
📍1214-1216 Chestnut Street

Wicked Wolf is Philadelphia's newest sports bar, with over 250 tables and 28 HD TVs that make a perfect game day getaway.

Kismet Bialys in Reading Terminal Market
📍1136 Arch Street

In addition to Kismet Bagels growth across the city, the Philadelphia-based brand has opened a new offshoot in Reading Terminal Market celebrating the bialy, a savory roll that originated in Poland.

More Openings in Center City Coming Soon

From the return of Ellen Yin’s High Street coming to the Franklin Residences, to Bankroll's opening in the former Boyd Theatre, there’s more on the horizon! Be sure to subscribe for our email newsletters and follow us on social for what’s to come.

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