May 17, 2017
By John Colabelli | November 23, 2016 | People
The latest from Philadephia Style's Publisher, John Colabelli.
Above, from left: With Lionel Richie and Dr. Chi V. Dang at Abramson Cancer Center’s Philly Fights Cancer; Andrew Greenblatt, M. Night Shyamalan, and Larry Korman walked the red carpet at opening night of the 25th annual Philadelphia Film Festival; with John Meadow and David Davitch at the opening of their new restaurant, Scarpetta.
It’s hard to believe we are already distributing our last edition of 2016. By far, this year has been an impactful one for Philadelphia, and it is surely ending on a high note. As 2016 nears its end, I can’t help but look back at what a stellar year it was. The Democratic National Convention was held at the Wells Fargo Center and, once again, all eyes were on Philadelphia.
Next year, the NFL Draft will be hosted here, and at the end of January, the Academy Ball will celebrate its 160th year with an evening of music and dining to support the Academy of Music Restoration Fund. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, King of Prussia Mall debuted its gorgeous new expansion, securing its spot as the second-largest mall in America. The corridor features the likes of Jimmy Choo, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Stuart Weitzman, and more. Just steps away, the King of Prussia Town Center opened and welcomed Davio’s Steakhouse, Nordstrom Rack, and Ulta Beauty.
Philadelphia Style Men’s Issue cover star Leslie Odom Jr. made a guest appearance for a preview screening of the new Hamilton documentary.
Center City has also seen retail expansion, with the opening of Rag & Bone and Under Armour. In the new year, we look forward to continuing the upward rise of our great city. From real estate developments to store openings, I have no doubt that 2017 will be as great a year as 2016, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDRE FLEWELLEN (SCARPETTA, ODOM, PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL); SCOTT WEINER (RICHIE)
May 17, 2017