Category Archives: Business News

Conshohocken’s Borough Council Tables New Zoning District

January 18, 2017

During tonight’s meeting of Conshohocken’s Borough Council, Borough Council tabled the proposed new zoning district (SP-4) that would allow the hotel, larger office buildings, etc. on lower Fayette Street. The district is proposed by Keystone Property Group. On the agenda was for Borough Council to consider (take a vote) on advertising that it would vote to approve or deny SP-4 […]

Is Conshohocken Poised to Burst its Restaurant Bubble?

January 17, 2017

One thing Conshohocken has is a lot of is restaurants. It is hard to find something non-edible to buy in Conshohocken, but if you are hungry, you have a lot of choices. Some say too many restaurants exist now, but in the near future Borough Council could approve a project that will greatly increase the number of tables available. Not […]

Commercial Real Estate Vacancy Rates Continue to be Low in the Conshohocken Sub-Market

January 11, 2017

Joe O’Donnell from Omega Commercial Real Estate sent us the data for the commercial real estate in the Conshohocken sub-market. Office vacancy rates continue to be low. In the fourth quarter of 2016 the vacancy rate for Class A space was 7.9%. That represents a small rise from 7.7%. Class B space had a vacancy rate of 6.2% in the […]

Update on the Wawa Being Built on Ridge Pike

January 10, 2017

We pass by the Wawa being constructed at Ridge Pike and Diamond Avenue in Plymouth Meeting almost everyday. About two weeks ago the fuel tanks were installed. The steel frame for the building is also up. We emailed a representative of Wawa to inquire about the projected opening date, but haven’t received a response. More to come.

Former Exxon Property at East 7th and Fayette Back on Market

January 10, 2017

Binnie Bianco of Long & Foster shared with us earlier this week that the former Exxon property at the corner of East 7th and Fayette is back on the market (see listing). The business is no longer an Exxon and does not sell gas, but does actively service automobiles. The property was first marketed for sale back in 2014 and […]

Monetate Moving Headquarters Out of Conshohocken (But Keeping an Office Here)

January 10, 2017 Philly reported today that Monetate will be moving its headquarters out of Conshohocken (Whitemarsh Township), but retaining its office in the Quaker Chemical complex on East Hector Avenue. From the article: Monetate, one of Philly’s flagship e-marketing companies, announced Tuesday the relocation of its headquarters from Conshohocken, Pa., to New York City. CEO Lucinda Duncalfe told over the phone that […]

Dawson’s has Closed in Plymouth Meeting and the Space is for Lease

January 5, 2017

Dawson’s, which at one point was part of the JB Dawson’s regional chain, has closed in Plymouth Meeting. We aren’t sure of the reason. The restaurant doesn’t appear to have a real Facebook page or a website and we weren’t able to find any type of closing announcement. The door has a lock on it and there is a sign […]

New Dunkin’ Donuts Open in Plymouth Meeting

January 5, 2017

A new Dunkin’ Donuts opened in Plymouth Meeting just before the holidays. It is located directly across Germantown Pike from the Lukoil that is adjacent to the Plymouth Meeting Mall. The Dunkin’ Donuts that was in the Sunoco gas station just up the road has closed and now they are directing everyone to the new store.      

Macy’s Confirms Closure of Store at Plymouth Meeting Mall

January 4, 2017

Macy’s announced last year that it would be closing several dozen stores after the holidays and today it released the list confirming which stores would close. The store at the Plymouth Meeting Mall was on the list. Other nearby stores closing are Neshaminy, Moorestown (NJ) and Voorhees (NJ). The Plymouth Meeting store is 214,000 square feet and has 74 associates. The […]

Suburban Health Medical Center Closed Permanently at the Plymouth Meeting Mall

January 4, 2017

A reader tipped us off yesterday that Suburban Health Medical Center, an outpatient facility, at the Plymouth Meeting Mall has been closed. We stopped by this morning and there is a sign on the door saying it has indeed been permanently closed. The center opened in 2012 under the Mercy Health banner as part of Mercy Suburban Hospital. In 2015, […]