So, Is Aramark Looking to Move?
Aramark, one of Philadelphia’s most famous corporate residents, could be looking to move its headquarters elsewhere.
“Elsewhere” could mean relocating from its Center City office tower to the Navy Yard, which is home to an ever-growing number of businesses that dig the chilled-out campus feel and choice selection of food trucks. Or it could mean… New Jersey. (Shudder.)
That’s according to the Philadelphia Business Journal, which broke the news of Aramark’s potential move this afternoon. The company occupies 350,000 square feet of its building at 1101 Market Street — you know, the one with the red star-shaped person at the top — and another 50,000 square feet in the Wanamaker building.
Aramark spokesman Chris Collom said Thursday night that the company’s lease expires in 2018, and is thus mulling its options.
“As a public company, we have a responsibility to our shareholders to completely assess all available choices. That includes remaining in Philadelphia or possibly relocating,” Collom said. “We have been working closely with city and state officials in a number of locations and will make our final decision soon.”
Mike Dunn, a spokesman for Mayor Jim Kenney, said the administration would likely respond tomorrow.
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