• Thursday , 27 July 2017

Exploring The Comcast Building and Concourse Shops in Center City

Photos, story by Lou Perri

Explore Philly recently re-visited the exciting Comcast Building at 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in downtown Philadelphia.

According to the site’s information, designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Comcast Center is a 58-story, 975′ high office tower encompassing approximately 1,200,000 rentable square feet, including 36,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space; multiple three-story stacked atria; a one-half acre landscaped public park; a new entrance to Philadelphia’s main suburban station via a dramatic 120 foot-high glass enclosed winter garden; a 500-seat concourse-level dining court and an 87 private-space underground parking garage. It incorporates a sustainable design approach and was awarded LEED® – CS Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, making it one of the tallest, urban green office buildings in the United States. The tower officially opened in June of 2008 and serves as the new world headquarters for Comcast Corporation

The Market & Shops at Comcast Center offer a wonderful array of restaurants, specialty food purveyors and high end retailers. Conveniently located on the lower level of Comcast Center, The Market & Shops is directly accessible from Suburban Station and provides an exciting dining and shopping location for the surrounding offices and apartment communities. Whether you stop by for a quick breakfast, grab lunch from your choice of twelve fabulous eateries or to pick up dinner, you are sure to find something deliciously out-of-the-ordinary.

Explore Philly visited the shops in the Comcast concourse. Many are traditional Philadelphia icons like Termini’s bakery, a South Philadelphia tradition that this writer enjoyed when he was a youngster. Termini has a huge selection of Italian pastries and shows off many cakes decorated for special occasions. The shops also featured DiBruno Brothers, another Philly favorite, which offers a variety of Italian specialties, beautiful cheeses, and other fine foods. Sook Hee’s Produce, another shop, offers a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Owner Sook Hee Seo prides herself in bringing interesting varieties to her customers and those who shop in the concourse.

The concourse shops also offer unique events like the Market Express Wednesday, August 19th from 4:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. Then, you can Take Away for Two! Grab, a delicious, ready-to-go dinner for
two for $19.99 and don’t miss your train!

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The Comcastic building itself, standing tall and majestic.

Watch World has watches for all personalities, uses, preferences and price ranges. Owners Sharon and Mohammad have been in business for over 10 years.  The experienced and welcoming sales associates can answer any and all questions and aim to please. Watch World is Philadelphia's destination for fine timepieces, quality watch repairs and friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

Watch World has watches for all personalities, uses, preferences and price ranges. Owners Sharon and Mohammad have been in business for over 10 years. The experienced and welcoming sales associates can answer any and all questions and aim to please. Watch World is Philadelphia’s destination for fine timepieces, quality watch repairs and friendly, knowledgeable customer service.

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Art at the Center is a wonderful exhibition of local artists.  The exhibit features art from Racso Fine Arts, 1935 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia.

Art at the Center is a wonderful exhibition of local artists. The exhibit features art from Racso Fine Arts, 1935 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia.

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Someone from the Explore Philly team scored some serious designer frame deals from Omega Optical!

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Visitors at the Launch Mixer for Philadelphia Experience by Philly Phaithful are Sharon Barge, left, and her daughter, Alona Brown.

Visitors at the Launch Mixer for Philadelphia Experience by Philly Phaithful are Sharon Barge, left, and her daughter, Alona Brown.

Tara Landa, Di Brunos Brothers, store team leader, shows off pepperoni delicacy.

Tara Landa, Di Brunos Brothers, store team leader, shows off pepperoni delicacy.

Randy McKinley, of Manatawny Stll Works, and Bill Manginelli, a partner, at a display during launch mixer.

Randy McKinley, of Manatawny Stll Works, and Bill Manginelli, a partner, at a display during launch mixer.

Hiep Nguyen owner, ,Jake & Max’s Delicatessen is a unique blend of old-fashioned custom-made deli fare with a twist of health conscious varieties for the modern customer. For a hearty meal or something light to eat make sure to stop by for one of our classic home-made recipes.

Hiep Nguyen, owner of Jake & Max’s Delicatessen, is a unique blend of old-fashioned custom-made deli fare with a twist of health conscious varieties for the modern customer. For a hearty meal or something light to eat make sure to stop by for one of our classic home-made recipes.

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Our mission at Tokyo Sushi is to bring you the healthy and delicious express taste of Japan. All of our sushi and hot food is prepared fresh daily using quality ingredients in convenient grab-and-go packaging. We offer the largest selection of sushi in Philadelphia, with over 60 classic and unique combinations. In addition to sushi, we also have teriyaki, dumplings, tonkatsu, made-to-order noodles, chirashi, and bibimbap. Come by and experience Tokyo Sushi in The Market & Shops at Comcast Center.

Our mission at Tokyo Sushi is to bring you the healthy and delicious express taste of Japan. All of our sushi and hot food is prepared fresh daily using quality ingredients in convenient grab-and-go packaging. We offer the largest selection of sushi in Philadelphia, with over 60 classic and unique combinations. In addition to sushi, we also have teriyaki, dumplings, tonkatsu, made-to-order noodles, chirashi, and bibimbap. Come by and experience Tokyo Sushi in The Market & Shops at Comcast Center.

Maria Cheng, left, and Elvira serve Under the Sea customers.

Maria Cheng, left, and Elvira serve Under the Sea customers.

Under the C Seafood has a brand new expanded menu featuring Thai and Korean food as well as the existing favorites from their daily fresh cooked seafood counter with a wide assortment of side dishes for your lunch or dinner. It's fresh, healthy and fast.

Under the C Seafood has a brand new expanded menu featuring Thai and Korean food as well as the existing favorites from their daily fresh cooked seafood counter with a wide assortment of side dishes for your lunch or dinner. It’s fresh, healthy and fast.

Sook Hee Sea, produce owner, poses for Explore Philly.

Sook Hee Sea, produce owner, poses for Explore Philly.

Sook Hee Seo's Produce features fresh, beautiful, seasonal fruit and vegetables at great prices. Here you will find healthy choices for every meal of the day. Start with a yogurt parfait for breakfast, have a hummus, sprouts, and avocado sandwich for lunch, then pick-up crispy lettuce and colorful vegetables to adorn your dinner table. Don't forget to check out the juice bar featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, smoothies and more.     Phone:     (215) 568-2834

Sook Hee Seo’s Produce features fresh, beautiful, seasonal fruit and vegetables at great prices. Here you will find healthy choices for every meal of the day. Start with a yogurt parfait for breakfast, have a hummus, sprouts, and avocado sandwich for lunch, then pick-up crispy lettuce and colorful vegetables to adorn your dinner table. Don’t forget to check out the juice bar featuring fresh fruit and vegetables, smoothies and more.
Phone:
(215) 568-2834

 « Back to Directory Panda Express View Directory Map Panda Express Panda Express is the World Leader in Asian Dining Experiences, serving gourmet Chinese food for over 28 years. Panda’s roots began as Panda Inn, a fine dining restaurant in Pasadena, CA established by Andrew Cherng and his father, master chef, Ming-Tsai. In 1983, Andrew and his wife, Peggy were inspired to create Panda Express in order to share their gourmet Chinese food with the world. Today, there are 18,000 associates serving 1,400 Panda Express restaurants in 40 States, Puerto Rico and Mexico City.

Panda Express is the World Leader in Asian Dining Experiences, serving gourmet Chinese food for over 28 years. Panda’s roots began as Panda Inn, a fine dining restaurant in Pasadena, CA established by Andrew Cherng and his father, master chef, Ming-Tsai. In 1983, Andrew and his wife, Peggy were inspired to create Panda Express in order to share their gourmet Chinese food with the world. Today, there are 18,000 associates serving 1,400 Panda Express restaurants in 40 States, Puerto Rico and Mexico City.

 The brothers also continue to inspire everyone who walks through their front doors to nurture the relationship between family and food. Every cheesemonger, gourmet specialist, and customer service associate of the Di Bruno family you encounter holds not only a passion for celebrating great food, great people, and great business, but most importantly celebrating the legacy of Danny and Joe!

The brothers also continue to inspire everyone who walks through their front doors to nurture the relationship between family and food. Every cheesemonger, gourmet specialist, and customer service associate of the Di Bruno family you encounter holds not only a passion for celebrating great food, great people, and great business, but most importantly celebrating the legacy of Danny and Joe!

Termini Brothers Bakery specializes in Italian confections, from Torrone to Cannoli, Biscotti to Sfogliatelle. All items are made using original recipes from Giusseppe Termini, who brough them to America from Enna, Sicily in 1921. Today, with four retail locations and our online storefront, everyone has the opportunity to take a step into the past and savor the sweetness of a bygone era. Termini Brothers Bakery has a wide selection of products that are available for mail order, making great ideas for any season. Call 1-800-882-7650 to place your order today.

Termini Brothers Bakery has been handed down from father to son for three generations. The legacy of hard work, commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service continues to be the foundation of our business.

Termini Brothers Bakery has been handed down from father to son for three generations. The legacy of hard work, commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service continues to be the foundation of our business.

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