Friday, August 23, 2013

UPDATE: JOAN SHEPP STAYS ON WALNUT STREET, GETS THE WINDOWS SHE DESIRED, AND IS A TRAILBLAZER ONCE AGAIN

This entry is on hold; I've spoken to several sources involved and although this is contender, and definitely a dream come true spot for them, no agreements or commitments have been signed at any locations. I apologize for jumping the gun, but I am excited how everyone is very excited to see where Joan Shepp will finally land ( no one more than me), and I really hope it's here with these spectacular windows.

I've been tweeting and teasing you all year, and now intensely for two weeks on where Joan Shepp would be moving, and hinting on where she'd go. They asked me to hold the story, the full story and I did, but Metro/GMA reporter Laura Goldman kinda tweeted where Shepp was going to on Wednesday, and well now I feel it's ok to reveal the entire story.

21 Aug
women's retailer Joan Shepp is moving 2 the Wells Fargo Building on Broad St at the end of Sept Expect big opening bash in Oct
 Technically she is moving to the Wells' Fargo building and the address will be Broad Street, Broad and Walnut, which is even more impressive; but she's actually moving to the backside of the building, still on the desireable Walnut Street, the corner with the big windows.
 
Well it's the Witherspoon Building, which was where Duke and Duke was located in the movie Trading Places. Duke brothers Randolph (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer (Don Ameche) own Duke & Duke, a successful commodities brokerage in Philadelphia, in the movie Trading Places. In the movie Kristin Holby played Penelope Witherspoon who was Dan Ackroyd's love interest. (Several of you did solve the riddle in your comments which I didn't publish, including Corie Moscow cause she's a big movie fan, and of course the windows there are huge.)

I also said it was at a "sweet" spot. Well it's across from Dunkin Donuts, Potito's Bakery, Scoop de Ville and my favorite spot "Nuts To You". Then I tweeted if Joan Shepp traveled across Broad Street, but stayed on Walnut St could she be considered Rittenhouse Row like McCormick & Schmidts, Capital Grille and Walgreens.
Congratulations Joan Shepp and a job well done, those windows are fabulous!!
AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS HEADS TO THE NEW FASHION ROW ON CHESTNUT STREET

1 comments:

Scott Righter said...

Some trivia:
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine occupied the 6th floor of the Witherspoon Building shortly after it was built in the early 1900s. It was the College's second "campus" moving from the founding location in the Stephen Girard Building. The College's co-founder was a Presbyterian minister and the Witherspoon Building was the headquarters of the Presbyterian Board of Publications and named for the founder of Princeton University--closely affiliated with the Presbyterian Church.