The Modern Philly Man’s Guide to Custom Suits

Bonobos (pictured) has expanded beyond downtown with a new King of Prussia Mall outpost. Photograph courtesy of Bonobos

One of the splashiest new shops on the scene is Washington Square West’s bespoke men’s store Damari Savile, helmed by ultra-stylish young guys: Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and his business partner, Jay Amin. The boutique specializes in millennial-friendly styles (contrast lining! Plaid wool!) and ready-to-wear pieces. Read more »

Founding Farmers Sets an Opening Date at King of Prussia

Back in May, we told you about Founding Farmers, the restaurant group owned and operated by the North Dakota Farmers Union, opening a huge, 14,000 square foot restaurant at the King of Prussia Town Center. We knew a lot about the group behind the concept: that it was owned by the 40,000 member strong NDFU which operated successful restaurants in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, that this location would be both their biggest and the first outside the DelMarVa region, be two stories and feature both its own in-house bakery and its own spirits behind the bar.

One thing we didn’t know? When it would actually open.

But now we do. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in King of Prussia

123 Hunters Run, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406 | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Do you love to shop? Do you love to eat? Do you love being in the center of everything?

Settling down in King of Prussia may be perfect for you. With endless amenities, amazing stores (seriously, the King of Prussia mall is the largest in the country!) and hot restaurants, the 19406 is a perfect place to raise a family and lead a life of convenience and comfort. With the median home value at $291,700, you’ll have no problem scoring some spacious digs for $500K. Our top three can be found below. Read more »

A Midcentury Modern Makeover in King of Prussia

A model apartment living room at 251 DeKalb. | Photos: Sandy Smith

Followers of this channel should be aware that midcentury modernism is now history. That is, it’s become the subject of preservationist interest and action to preserve and update its iconic buildings.

This area saw three large midcentury modern apartment complexes rise over a span of about 15 years: Presidential City in the early 1950s, Park Towne Place in the late 1950s, and the 251 DeKalb Pike complex in King of Prussia in the early to mid-1960s.

Having documented the transformation of the first two, I was only too happy to accept the invitation from 251 DeKalb’s new owners, Candlebrook Properties, to take a look at what they’ve done with the third. Read more »

Aussie-Style Cafe Bluestone Lane Opens Today in KOP Mall

Bluestone Lane King of Prussia/Photo by Ben Hider

King of Prussia now has its own Aussie-inflected coffee shop. Today, New York-based Bluestone Lane opened its third Philly-area location in the mall’s Savor King of Prussia expansion. And to celebrate, they’ve rolled out some new menu items.

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Another Living Option Coming to King of Prussia’s Main Street

The new AVE flexible-stay residence under construction at the Village at Valley Forge in King of Prussia. | Rendering: Courtesy Bernardon

The new AVE flexible-stay residence under construction at the Village at Valley Forge in King of Prussia. | Rendering: Courtesy Bernardon

By this time next year, new arrivals in King of Prussia will have a place to test the waters before they decide to commit to living there. So will those whose work brings them to the area for an extended spell as well as those who simply prefer renting to owning in general.

That’s because Korman Communities is opening its next AVE flexible-stay residence in the Village at Valley Forge in the winter of 2017-18. Work on the facility, designed by Bernardon of Kennett Square, Philadelphia and Wilmington, is already under way.

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Is King of Prussia the New Promised Land?

King of Prussia's new urban(ish) look | Photograph by Eric Prine

King of Prussia’s new urban(ish) look | Photograph by Eric Prine

ONE RECENT AFTERNOON, I take a short drive west, out the Schuylkill, to a place I have never been, despite a quarter century of living in Philadelphia. I’m headed to King of Prussia.

That tells you right off that I really have no interest in malls, given that I’ve avoided one of America’s biggest indoor shopping sprees for so long. But I’m not going to the mall. I’m in search of something else, which is King of Prussia itself. The place. There’s something brand-new happening there. Read more »

King of Prussia Mall Goes Small and Independent for Its Next Big Restaurant

Mistral KOP/Facebook

Mistral KOP/Facebook

Next week, King of Prussia Mall will further its rise to power as a serious contender in the area’s restaurant rat-race with its most ambitious addition yet: a second location of Princeton’s Mistral, Scott Anderson’s casual modern American restaurant.

But will uni pasta fit in next to Neiman Marcus and Lord & Taylor?

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