August 15, 2018 – Vicki Siokis Freeman, Senior Director/Leasing, HSP Real Estate Group, a member of NAI Global, has arranged a lease for City Winery at Fashion District Philadelphia. It will be the seventh venue for the popular winery and entertainment brand, which has taken a 29,762-square-foot space with a long-term lease at the 838,000-square-foot shopping and lifestyle center being co-developed by Macerich and PREIT in downtown Philadelphia. Working locally with Ms. Freeman on behalf of the tenant were Scott Mertz, President, and John Adderly, Executive Vice President/Managing Director of NAI Mertz. The owners’ representatives were Sean Burke and Chuck Bragitakos of Vibrant Leasing Strategies.
“City Winery is a unique brand that exemplifies the next generation of food and beverage businesses that offer an experiential retail element to the communities in which they are located,” says Ms. Freeman. “I have had the pleasure to work with Michael Dorf, Founder and CEO, on both the Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia venues. I look forward to expanding the City Winery brand on a national basis through NAI Global.”
Adds Mr. Adderly, “Fashion District Philadelphia will be Center City’s premier shopping and entertainment destination. We were delighted to have worked with our NAI New York City affiliate to secure the perfect column-free space and high-traffic location for City Winery.”
A well-curated mix of shopping, entertainment and restaurants, Fashion District Philadelphia is already 80 percent leased while still under construction. Already signed on are AMC Theatres multiplex and such retail brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, H&M, Skechers, Asics, and Century 21. Among the other food-and-beverage offerings will be Dallas BBQ, Chickie’s & Pete’s, Chick-fil-A, Oath Pizza, Burger Fi, Pei Wei, Freshii and la Madeleine. In addition, it has been announced that City Winery will be one of two full-service restaurants located on Filbert Street and featuring alfresco dining.