Purchased in 2012, this 4 story architectural gem required a complete and total gut rehab on its interior in order to convert it to space suitable for use in the 21st Century. Totaling 18,500 SF the basement was excavated and lowered, a new roof was installed, all new utilities and mechanicals were put in and all interior finishes were replaced. The first floor was leased to Ahold International (Giant Foods), for their new smaller urban grocery concept, Be Fresh. It was the first location they opened with this concept Nationally. The upstairs three full floors were leased to Kaplan International, a leading international provider of education and career services and a subsidiary of Graham Holdings.
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1517 Walnut Street
RETAIL – CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA
Located on one of the busiest blocks on the most sought after street in Center City Philadelphia. Every aspect of the building from its façade, roof, its mechanicals, to its interior finishes were renovated in 2012 in order to make the space suitable for modern retail. The building is leased to Barbour International, a fashion retailer based in Scotland that has been in business since 1894.