From Wall Street to Walnut Street – a city walk is exciting and fun. But why? The
shopping and the restaurants, the parks and arts venues. What is the role of prestigious bricks & mortars retail in the vitality of the urban experience?
Join us for a timely discussion of the importance of bricks and mortar stores in our center city, the valued investment of prominent brands, such as Brooks Brothers, the renewal of our built fabric – and why it all matters.
Center City District and Brooks Brothers will lead a discussion of the dynamic interplay of office workers, residents, pedestrians, shoppers, cultural tourists and the excitement of a “Random Walk Down Walnut Street”.
Post discussion, we will enjoy some time together to shop the current collection at Brooks Brothers, as well as complementary refreshments provided graciously by the store. 15% of the proceeds of our shopping will be donated to Career Wardrobe.
This is an educational program on the role of bricks and mortar stores as well as a convivial and fun shopping experience.
Our event is limited to a group of 25.
Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017
Time: 6:00-6:30, Registration.
6:30 – 7:30, Program
7:30 – 8:30, Refreshment
Tickets are $25 per person
Place: Brooks Brothers, 1513 Walnut Street (Mezzanine floor)
Established in 1818, Brooks Brothers was the first to offer ready-to-wear clothing and has continued through history with iconic product introductions including: seersucker, madras, original button-down collar and the non-iron shirt. Nearly two centuries later, this legendary retailer has over 300 stores worldwide, and is synonymous with exceptional service, quality, style and value. Tim Johnston, Store Manager since 2014 brings many years of retail experience to the discussion, including also an MBA, Philadelphia University.
Center City District, is a nationally recognized business improvement district, and for over 25 years, has expanded this role, through the development of projects, such as Dilworth Plaza, Sister Cities Park and many other treasured venues. Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for over twenty years, is a regional expert in retail development and renewal.
Career Wardrobe provides professional outfits to persons combating the cycle of poverty, and seeking to transition to work. Guests are welcome, but not required, to bring a gently used men’s tie or women’s scarf to donate to Career Wardrobe.
**Trivia question – Can you guess the reference (hint FIN 101) in our title?
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