Philadelphia -- Philadelphia’s Center City District, a private-sector sponsored business improvement district, announced on Friday that it has retained Madison Marquette Retail Services to lease the retail space for Dilworth Plaza.
As part of a major transformation of Dilworth Plaza, premium retail space for the operation of a café concept is available, encompassing 600 sq. ft. with indoor and outdoor seating that can accommodate 60.
“Dilworth Plaza will be one of the most important new civic spaces in the country, providing retailers the opportunity to operate in the Center Square of the city,” said Paul R. Levy, president and CEO, Center City District.
The Dilworth Plaza transformation, which began in January 2012 and is slated for completion in summer 2014, will create a barrier-free plaza with public amenities. Adjacent to the restored National Historic Landmark City Hall, the Plaza will link the Avenue of the Arts to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and connect West Market office buildings to convention hotels and department stores on Market East.
CCD selected Madison Marquette Retail Services as an advisor in its efforts to secure a premier operator for the café space and additional retail moving forward.
In addition to the Dilworth Plaza consultation, MMRS will assist CCD in the enhancement of retail activities in two other downtown parks, Sister Cities Park and John F. Collins Park.