The paper has come off the windows and husband and wife team Eric Botel-Barnard and Diana Barnard are now working full time in the PARC-owned storefront at 1820 E. Passyunk Ave.
|See the teeny, tiny sign?|
We’ve already sat down with the design duo, and later this week, we’ll tell you a little more about them and their plans for their display windows. Sam Sherman at PARC said they were planning to install video screens to enliven the streetscape, but that idea is still evolving.
Meanwhile, it’s been a busy week for the office market around East Passyunk, with the news that a lawyer also pulled up stakes from Center City for an office on the avenue, South Philly’s first coworking space opened and the King of Jeans developer added office space to his plans.
Diversifying the retail mix on the avenue has been one of PARC’s goals, for at least two reasons: Passyunk needs street life during the day, too, and no one wants another South Street of all bars and restaurants. Stay tuned for even more office-related action to come.
What do you think about storefront office space? Yay or nay?