New Retail Openings in Center City, October 2023

As fall weather settles in across Center City and you plan to upgrade your wardrobe and home décor, there’s a lot of new restaurants and shops to explore! Check out 28 new locations to visit this season, and check out our previous update for another 20 places you won’t want to miss!

Locations are listed in alphabetical order:

New Restaurants

Café Vine
📍 1600 Vine Street
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This student-run café out of the Philadelphia Performing Arts String Theory Charter School serves as a hands-on internship for students while selling pastries and coffee to the public!

Chika Ramen Bar
📍 1526 Sansom Street
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Bright, neon lights and Blade Runner-inspired décor create a bold ambiance for this new late night ramen bar by Philadelphia restaurant group Glu Hospitality

Don Barriga
📍 703 Chestnut Street
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Expanding from their original West Philadelphia location, Don Barriga Mexican Grill is bringing their flavorful tacos and signature enchiladas to Jewelers’ Row. 

📍 1218 Sansom Street
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The fifth location of Goldie by Philadelphia’s own CookNSolo Restaurants brings the Israeli-style falafel shop into Midtown Village.

High Street Philadelphia
📍 101 South 9th Street
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Located in the historic Franklin Building, High Street Philadelphia is a modern American restaurant and bar concept by recent James Beard Award winner Ellen Yin that offers handmade pastas, sourdough pizzas, and more. \ 

📍 Suburban Station
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While running to your next train, stop by this Korean-style corndog outpost, featuring flavorful bites coated in crunchy ramen or Hot Cheetos crumbs.

Loch Bar
📍 301 South Broad Street
🔗 Website
The newest seafood tavern located on the Avenue of the Arts offers live music and popular seafood dishes, including pan seared sea scallops and Maryland crab cakes, alongside a raw bar.

Mari Mari
📍 105 South 13th Street
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New Asian-American restaurant Mari Mari’s second location in Midtown Village offers a Korean- and Japanese-inspired menu featuring freshly made inari, Mari rolls, ramen, and more!

Mew Mew Bubble Tea
📍 927 Arch Street
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Offering more than just bubble tea, this new spot right by the Convention Center also features slushes, shaved ice, and more!

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📍 132 South 11th Street
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This new franchise offers a mix of mochi doughnuts, Korean rice corndogs, and an assortment of bubble and fruit teas. 

Osteria Ama
📍 1905 Chestnut Street
🔗 Website
After several other successful locations across Pennsylvania, this new Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse features a range of classic dishes, including grilled artichokes, prosciutto pizza, and a seafood spaghetti.


Playa Bowls
📍 236 South 11th Street
🔗 Website
This 200+ store chain by Jersey Shore natives blends an assortment of fresh ingredients into delicious açaí and coconut bowls, smoothies, and juices.

Ruby THAI Kitchen
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
🔗 Website
This new addition to the Fashion District food court offers popular Thai dishes.

📍 Convention Center & 401 South Broad Street
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Known for their educational approach where a student is the CEO of the café, running the business for an entire semester among their student peers, the cold brew destination Saxbys has opened new locations inside of the Philadelphia Convention Center and at the University of the Arts.

Sofi Corner Café
📍 1112 Locust Street
🔗 Website
New to Midtown Village, this café blends French and Moroccan flavors into their unique breakfasts and specials.

📍  1601 Sansom Street
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After arriving in Seattle, Chicago, and Cleveland, the newest self-pour tasting bar has opened in Center City District with 57 taps, serving a range of beers, wines, spirits, ciders, hard seltzers, kombuchas, cold brew coffees, and soda.

Taste Cheesesteak Bar
📍 1809 JFK Boulevard
🔗 Website
Taste Cheesesteak Bar offers the Philadelphia classic with a culinary twist, including jerk chicken, salmon, oxtail, portobello mushroom, and even cauliflower cheesesteaks.

📍 261 South 17th Street
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Part gelateria and part coffee shop, this new spot in Rittenhouse uses fresh, seasonal ingredients across their sweet offerings.

Walnut Garden
📍 1708 Walnut Street
🔗 Website
Who says that a beer garden is just for the summer? This urban cocktail garden by FCM Hospitality invites the whole family to enjoy the changing seasons.

New Retailers & Service Providers

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Carter’s Clearance
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
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Located right on the Concourse of the Fashion District, the popular children’s clothing store offers discounted outfits for kids of all ages, perfect for playtime in the yard or nap time!

The Fix
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
🔗 Website
Whether you need phone accessories or a repair on your device, the Fix is now open in the Fashion District.

Got the Look
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
🔗 Website
The seventh location for this affordable women’s fashion brand is now on the Concourse of the Fashion District.

Hi Style Boutique
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
🔗 Website
Dress to impress with this new women’s formal wear boutique, featuring outfits for special occasions like prom and graduation.

JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis
📍 114 South 19th Street
🔗 Website
Nestled right off Rittenhouse Square, JAMES by Jimmy DeLaurentis is the combination flagship showroom, interior design studio, and luxury gift shop, featuring furniture, home décor accessories, and his signature high-end teddy bears, JAMES BEARS, and luxury candles.

Kids Kastle
📍 901 Market Street in the Fashion District
🔗 Website
Bounce houses, motorized cars, and table-top games are just a few of the fun-filled activities at the new Kids Kastle in the Fashion District!

Naturally Us!
📍 1625 Chestnut Street in the Shops at Liberty Place
🔗 Website
Treat yourself on a budget with this new shop with offerings like stylish accessories, fedoras, and jewelry!

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Sola Salon Studios
📍 1503 Walnut Street
🔗 Website
With 650+ locations nationwide, Sola Salons enters Center City as a place for beauty professionals to rent high end, fully equipped private salon studios, right on Walnut Street in Rittenhouse Row.

📍 1713 Walnut Street
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Experience different mattresses and get help making your selection from Sleep Consultant’s at Tempur-Pedic’s new flagship location on Walnut Street.

Did we miss any new openings or are you opening soon within Center City District’s boundaries? Please email us at with more information.

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