Philly Live: An Update

The 700 Level went searching for some updates on the Philly Live! project set for a spring opening on the site of the old Spectrum. And like us, they are underwhelmed. The project is being developed by the Cordish Companies who have created similar projects in Baltimore and Louisville among others. Here’s a synopsis of what we know today.

  • 55,000 square foot building
  • Restaurants:
    • Spectrum Grill (high-end steakhouse)
    • Professional Bull Riders Restaurant (Tex-Mex restaurant with a mechanical bull, link to Las Vegas version)
    • German beer hall with the long tables (Baltimore’s Power Plant Live features a Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden)
    • Broad Street Bullies Bar
    • Chickie’s and Pete’s
  • Outdoor performance area with 2,000 person capacity

Philly Live to Feature World’s Largest TV Screen [The 700 Level]
Radnor’s Lou Scheinfeld [Main Line Media News]
Chickie’s and Pete’s adds Philly Live [PhillyDeal$]
Live Camera [Remember the Spectrum]
Philly Live [Official Site]

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  • Austin

    So they are putting another Chickie’s and Pete’s literally 6 blocks from the Packer Ave. one or is the Packer Ave. one moving down there?

  • Ken

    yawn

  • Mike

    Big soulless corporate chains for the suburbanites who never come into the city except for games and mega-concerts.

  • Uncle Sam

    Mike, what would you like there? A BYO, a noodle house? what would you expect to go there? It has to appeal to the masses. If you don’t like it dont go.

  • barryg

    Yea sounds perfect for the location. If you know somewhere better to go, go there. For suburbanites driving to the games, finally there is a way to capture more of their dollars within city limits before they drive home.

  • Tony

    And keep in mind that this is just Phase One of the project. The plans call for a Phase Two, with many more stores and bars, as well as a much expanded performance area, and a Phase Three with a full-service Hotel. When it’s complete, Philly Live will take much of the surface parking in that area and convert it into vibrant, fun, tax-generating uses.

  • Snake

    The Leine’s bar in Power Plant is pretty decent, I’m a fan of their beers.

    I was hoping for a Center City location of Chickie’s in that old Borders downtown but it looks like it’s going to just be a large chain drug store.

  • hamburglar

    I was totally expecting a gluten free ramen place there. They blew it.