Celebrate ten years of transformation for Philly’s storefront façades

By Tiffany Mercer-Robbins on Oct 01, 2018

 

For ten years, the Community Design Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce have teamed up to shine the spotlight on Philadelphia’s storefront façades.

We do this through the Storefront Challenge—a citywide contest that recognizes design excellence in storefront façade improvements. We have honored more than sixty businesses representing commercial corridors throughout the city. They include both new and multi-generational businesses. Their improvement projects range from a refreshed paint palette to a full makeover.

Our Storefront Challenge honorees are worth celebrating. They’re living proof that storefront façades have a huge impact. Storefront façade improvements increase visibility, customers, safety, and reinvestment by neighboring businesses.  They bring new color, energy, and fun to the corridors we walk and shop along every day.

Celebrate ten years of transformation for Philly’s storefront façades with these two DesignPhiladelphia events.

Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street

Join us to toast the newest winners of our citywide contest to recognize design excellence in storefront façade improvements. Meet the businesses, investors, community leaders, and designers who are shaping Philadelphia’s local economy – and discover new stores, restaurants, and places to explore! Featuring remarks by special guests, including Mayor Jim Kenney.  Register. 

Storefront Stories Exhibition
Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Friday, October 12, 2018
Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street 

Our special tenth anniversary exhibition presents a decade of design with the Storefront Challenge. See inspiring before-and-after photos of facade improvements, find out where businesses are changing the face of our neighborhoods, and build your own storefront façade.