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September 2017

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Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Parliament Cafe Coming to Philly

Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Parliament Cafe Coming to Philly

Happy Friday, and an easy fast for Yom Kippur for my Jewish friends. So many celebrity sightings this week with M. Night Shyamalan Glass now in rehearsals and getting ready to film next week. The guys seem to be out and about everywhere in the Rittenhouse Square area, mostly grabbing dinner in the evening. That won’t be happening next week as their film shoots are always schedule during the dark hours.

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Bruce has been spotted at the Irish Pub, Parc, and D’Angelo’s , but he’s gotten shopping in as well. On Wednesday he was spotted in CVS at 19th and Chestnut. He was waiting in line with the other customers, I guess they don’t like the self check out as I do, anyway, being recognized wasn’t a problem as he was friendly with everyone and posed for photos. bruce wills Philly Run (Custom) (2)

The next day our action hero was out shopping again this time at Philly Runner at 16th and Chestnut, where he bought a few pairs of sneakers.

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Samuel L Jackson, who is also in town for Glass, was spotted on Sunday at Parc, 18th and Locust for brunch, then Monday at Jane G’s (above) at 20th & Chestnut, then Davio’s 18th and Chestnut and finally at the new Indian restaurant at 19th & Chestnut Veda. Seems like Jackson is following the MO of staying within a comfort zone. By the end of the 7 weeks filming he’ll probably hit all the hot spots in Rittenhouse Square.

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Congrats to Philly born Brea Bee, who played Bradley Cooper’s wife in Silver Lining Playbook, and now can be seen as a regular on General Hospital.

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In other exciting news rumor has it that popular New York based Parliament Espresso and Coffee Bar is slated to open later this year in the Graham Building, at 30 South 15th St.

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AMC Theaters to Fashion District Philadelphia

MSC Retail Welcomes AMC Theaters to Fashion District Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, September 26, 2017MSC Retail announced today three lease transactions with AMC Theatres (AMC), a multiplex chain founded in 1920 with roughly 1,000 theatres and 11,000 screens worldwide in the Philadelphia area; the one we’re all excited about is the one happening in Center City.
AMC will open a 36,000 SF movie theater in Fashion District Philadelphia (formerly known as the Gallery at Market East and briefly, Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia) at the corner of 11th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107. With a target opening date of mid-2019, AMC at Fashion District Philadelphia will feature eight screens on the third level of the mall in the entertainment zone.
Spanning three blocks of Market Street East, the redevelopment of Fashion District Philadelphia will offer +/- 730,000 SF of retail, dining and entertainment. Current co-occupancy includes Burlington Coat Factory, Century 21, and Tiffany’s Bakery, along with an eclectic mix of tenants yet to come. Fashion District Philadelphia is well-trafficked and conveniently connected to Reading Terminal Market, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia’s regional rail hub. Fashion District Philadelphia is a joint venture partnership with Macerich, the third largest owner and operator of shopping centers in the U.S. headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, and Philadelphia-based, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT).
“MSC Retail is proud to represent AMC for the last 4+ years on this endeavour and very excited to finally bring the first multiplex with all of the modern-day features, recliners, food & beverage to Center City Philadelphia,” stated MSC Retail Senior Vice President, Stanton Brown. Mr. Brown and MSC Retail have represented AMC Theatres in numerous lease transactions throughout the Delaware Valley over the past four years.
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PS What’s interesting about the illustration above looks like the Fashion District center is planning on a few living spaces to rise above the new concept along Market Street. Pretty exciting what’s happening in Philadelphia.
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The newly announced AMC will be going in the space formerly occupied by the Burlington Coat Factor,
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which recently moved down to 9th and Market, opening last Friday to a big fanfare.

Press Release: Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, is excited to grand open a brand new store in Philadelphia, located at 833 Market Street (9th and Market), on Friday, September 22, 2017. This is a relocation of the Burlington that was located at 11th and Market. The new store is part of the Fashion District of Philadelphia, a fresh mix of retail, hospitality and enjoyable restaurants.

To recognize its grand opening, the retailer will host its ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30AM to celebrate jobs, community, and of course, shopping.

“We are thrilled to open a new Burlington in Philadelphia and excited about our new location, bringing even more jobs to the community and providing local residents, commuters and tourists with a valued shopping experience,” says Tom Kingsbury, President, CEO and Chairman, Burlington Stores.

Check out Jacob Adelman, at Philly.com for more on the story.

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Willis, Hagar and Zuckerberg Dine in Philly, Jesse Cute at Gaga: Five Foot Two

Willis, Hagar and Zuckerberg Dine in Philly, Gaga: Five Foot Two

Happy Monday, another edition of Philly Chit Chat Chatter. Last night celeb sightings just exploded all over Philly.

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Bruce Willis was at the Irish Pub 20th Street. He came in with some friends to watch the Kansas City Chiefs game. He had a great time, chatted with other game watchers and dined on the Irish Pub’s “World Famous Chicken Thumbs” with homemade honey mustard. Later he posed with bartenders Alec Dalantinow and Brynly Quinn

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Sammy Hagar, who is at the Mann Music Center tonight, dined at Stephen Starr’s Barclay Prime last night.

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Kevin saw Erin Andrews @TheLoganHotel. She was spotted @orangetheory @ShopsatLiberty Fri around 4PM; at the Eagles game Sunday and checked out last night.

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The internet went crazy about midnight when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted he loved his Pat’s Cheesesteak. Check out CBS3 for more on the sighting and what Pat’s had to say.

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Tonight at 5PM catch former CBS3’s Brooke Thomas at her new gig on The Daily Mail gossip show shown locally on PHL17Willis
Yes that is Jesse Cute, from Allied in the   Gaga: Five Foot Two documentary. The doc is fantastic and not just because it showed her concert at the Philly Voice’ Camden Rising fundraiser during the DNC Convention last year. Happy Birthday Jesse, what a great surprise.

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Connor Barwin’s Make The World A Better Place Raised 150ks

Connor Barwin’s Make The World A Better Place Fundraising Concert

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Connor Barwin’s Make The World A Better Place presented the War On Drugs show on 9/21 at the Dell Music Center! The sold out show attracted 6,000 people, favorite Eagles players and raised over 150k for Philadelphia parks ! #buildthebestphl

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Brent Celek, Laura Barwin, Jason Kelce and Zach Ertz (who had the ladies swooning)
Connor wasn’t able to make it as he had a game with his new team the LA Rams.
Also spotted Eagles co-owner Christie Laurie, who told me last night at the Stepping Stone Gala, she was so happy to attend Connor’s event, which helped raise a lot of money for city parks which give kids a safe place to play.

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Jesse and Beka Rendell with Kathryn Ott Lowell Commissioner, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation,

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Muralist Steve Powers worked on the Love Letters murals, and  Ralph Brooks Park Project (Barwin raised money to renovate the park) and Powers did this cool “War on Drugs” shirt for Connor Barwin’s fundraiser Thursday night at the Dell. Barwin Barwin
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See additional photos at CBS Philly, including a few Phila Union Players

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FUEL the CURE Halloween Masquerade Ball Fundraiser!

Join FUEL the CURE and over 700 guests in celebrating a decade of this organization’s social
impact at their Halloween Masquerade Ball Fundraiser! The black-tie optional event will be held on October 28th at the historic 23rd Street Armory in center city and feature a five hour open bar,
variety of food stations, passed hors d’oeuvres, casino games, music, silent auction prizes, dancing,
a grand raffle prize, and more.

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FUEL the CURE is dedicated to providing better communities, health, and education for
underprivileged children in the area and over the years has donated close to $500,000 to various
causes and engaged over 7,000 individuals in philanthropic activities.

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This year’s gala will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation, a local organization dedicated to improving lives affected by cancer. HEADstrong’s services include providing complimentary housing for out-of- town patients and their families who are undergoing cancer-related treatment in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

 

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Be sure to get your tickets soon (and tell your friends!) as the last six events sold out. We hope to see you
there! Get $20 off your ticket here with this code: “CHITCHAT”. TICKET INFO