It was an honor to partner with our stakeholders, sponsors, elected officials and friends in 2018 as we all work to make King of Prussia (KOP) more vibrant, attractive and prosperous. Last year, KOP enjoyed another incredible year of transformation, and King of Prussia District is proud of the role we played in this forward movement. In 2018, we worked to make Moore Park a safer place for pedestrians and drivers by completing the First Avenue Road Diet. Continuing our commitment to making KOP more attractive for all, we took crucial steps forward on the First Avenue Linear Park and planted two new medians. Our robust event calendar (which is growing in 2019!), kept our community of employees, residents and visitors engaged and entertained...while raising money for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia through KOP Restaurant Week and its new sister event, KOP Shops for CHOP. Finally, $41,500 was generated for physical improvement projects in KOP thanks to another amazing KOP Beerfest Royale. We are proud of these accomplishments and grateful for the support we received to help make it all happen. 

The word is out that big things are happening here. This past year, King of Prussia was included in 100 articles in 17 publications, including Curbed Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Magazine. Residents are moving into the beautiful new multifamily communities that have come online this year. Restaurants and retailers continue to invest in KOP; eager to be a part of the world-class shopping and dining scene that we've all fostered. Businesses continue to move here, with 3 more headquarters joining us this year.  Listed below are  some  of the new businesses we welcomed in 2018. This growing list showcases the continued progress and economic development in King of Prussia, and your commitment to making it flourish.  Thank you!

NEW IN 2018
    RESIDENTIAL
    • AVE King of Prussia
    • Hanover King of Prussia
    • Park Square
    • The Smith 
    RETAIL, DINING & MORE
    • W Talent Management
    • Renew Sleep Solutions
    • Bury the Hatchet Axe Throwing
    • CKO Kickboxing
    • J. Alexander's
    • Keystone Shops
    • Bright Light Design Center
    • ilovekickboxing.com
    • Workhorse Brewing Company
    • Eddie V's
    • North Italia
    • At King of Prussia Mall
      • Natuzzi Italia
      • Shoe Dept. Encore
      • Hugo Boss
      • Calzedonia 
      • Cameo Water Wear
      • Intimissimi
      • iVANZi
      • Johnny Was
      • Kicks USA
      • Lush
      • Marketplace Eatery
      • Henig Furs
      • Qu Japan
    • At King of Prussia Town Center
      • Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream
      • Vitality Bowls
    COMMERCIAL OFFICE & HEALTHCARE 
    • Camber Spine Technologies
    • Hand to Shoulder Center
    • Qlik
    • The American College of Financial Services
Sample of companies who have opened/relocated to KOP in 2018

Wishing you all continued success and prosperity in the New Year!

Sincerely,

 
Eric T. Goldstein
Executive Director

 
Introducing New Events & Welcoming Back Old Favorites in 2019
Check out our list of exciting events for the KOP community

King of Prussia District holds engaging, exciting and community-driven events all year round. This year, expect to experience some old favorites, some new, and some reimagined events! 

King of Prussia Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP
March 11-17
Enjoy King of Prussia's finest restaurants and leading retailers during a week-long charitable dining and shopping event. At the end of the event, retailers and restaurants donate a portion of their proceeds to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Specialty Care & Surgery Center right here in King of Prussia.  In four years, participating restaurants and retailers have raised $58,000 for CHOP KOP. Visit website...

Business Events
March 22 | September 19 | December 12
Join business leaders from a variety of industry sectors to network, exchange ideas, and stay informed about all that is happening in King of Prussia. Speaker events will feature thought leaders and experts presenting on engaging topics that relate back to King of Prussia.

Food Truck Tuesdays
April 9 | May 14 | June 11 | July 9
Brighten up your lunch break! Step out of the office and into the sunshine, as food trucks, live music, games, giveaways and more to some of King of Prussia's busiest commercial area parking lots. 

Rock Your Lunch
Thursdays in June
Rock Your Lunch every Thursday in June, as live bands, your favorite KOP restaurants, giant yard games, freebies and more set up  outside on the lawn at Arkema (900 First Ave.). 


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ROI on First Avenue Linear Park
The quantifiable benefits of public open space drives our vision of the First Avenue Linear Park


Open space and trails are an important component of any community.  The National Recreation and Park Association published survey results in early 2018 that show 85% of residents consider proximity to public open space as an important factor when deciding where to locate.  However, residents are not the only community members that benefit from public open space. The proposed First Avenue Linear Park, which will begin construction this year, is an example of a public open space that will benefit residents, employees and commercial property owners alike. 
 
The Urban Land Institute's report, The Case for Open Space: Why the Real Estate Industry Should Invest in Parks and Open Spaces, analyzed 30 different open space projects across the country and found that developers are rewarded in a variety of ways by including open space in commercial projects or supporting local initiatives to create area parks. Beyond the countless health benefits of outdoor activities, public open space can create new revenue streams from vendors, accelerate market absorption of empty commercial space and increase business retention. These quantifiable metrics are in addition to the enhanced profile within the community and increase in property values across the neighborhood and local commercial district.

These are the same benefits that commercial property owners participating in Phase 1 of the Linear Park will enjoy. The public multimodal trail and seating areas will provide King of Prussia with more outdoor recreational space for community members and greater visibility for adjacent businesses and commercial space. This diversified public space will continue to grow as Moore Park  evolves into a dynamic mixed-use neighborhood. 












Sponsorship Opportunities

Home to 60,000 employees and the largest concentration of commercial activity in the suburban Philadelphia region, King of Prussia is an economic powerhouse.

With over $1B in development projects recently completed or underway, and more in the pipeline, the area shows no signs of slowing down. Whether you are looking to expand your base, increase visibility or build community support, put your business in the center of the action by partnering with King of Prussia District.


Support King of Prussia Rail

King of Prussia Rail will...
  • Reduce commute times between University City and Center City
  • Connect employers to a broader pool of employees, and give residents easier access to jobs
  • Reduce up to 18M vehicle miles traveled annually, resulting in less congestion and reduced emissions
  • Generate 5,400-6,300 jobs during construction and 1,000 jobs annually
  • Increase real estate values and tax revenues

Rendering of KOP Rail traveling over Rt. 202

Restaurants & Retailers Signing on for KOP Restaurant Week and 
KOP Shops for CHOP
Get excited for the 5th annual charitable dining & shopping event March 11-17

King of Prussia Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP are BACK! This year, expect the event to be bigger and better than ever. In 2018, we had a record 29 participating restaurants and kicked off the first ever charitable week-long shopping event, KOP Shops for CHOP with 19 fabulous retailers. At the end of the week, participating restaurants and retailers donate a portion of the proceeds to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Specialty Care & Surgery Center in King of Prussia. We hope to surpass both those numbers this year in order to bring our donation amount up to our highest total yet.

So far, 25 restaurants, 5 fast causals and 8 retailers have signed on. Don't see your favorite restaurant or retailer on the list? Tell them to sign up by reaching out to rachel@kopbid.com!

And if you are a restaurant or retailer, you still have time to register: retailer sign-up, restaurant sign-up, fast casual sign-up

Current participating restaurants




























Current fast casuals








Current participating retailers
 


 


















Help Name Us the BEST
Voting is open for Best of the Main Line and will open SOON for The Happening List

Our annual events draw big crowds and provide lots of entertainment to the community. If you are a fan of the fun and enjoy coming out to King of Prussia Beerfest Royale or Rock Your Lunch Summer Concert Series, vote for us and help us win the title of BEST of the Main Line! 

Beerfest lovers, write in King of Prussia Beerfest Royale under the Arts & Entertainment section's Annual Festival. If you rock out each year to our Rock Your Lunch Summer Concert Series, you can write that in too under the same section under Family Friendly Event or Non-Profit Event.


The Happening List voting will open on January 14, where you'll have another chance to help us earn the title of the best in Montgomery County!


KOP in the News
The Times Herald
If you'd love to bring Fido along when traveling, while indulging in dozens of breakfast possibilities, free WiFi and easy access to King of Prussia Mall, Home2 Suites by Hilton King of Prussia/Valley Forge could be the place for you.   Read More...
Children will be able to ride mini Mercedes-Benz cars at the King of Prussia mall Wednesday, as part of the company's first "Lil Benz Dealership" pop up store, according to a news release.  Read More...

One of the first apartment complexes to be built in the Village at Valley Forge has traded for more than $75 million, according to Montgomery County property records.  Read More...  

 


What's Coming to KOP
See what opened last month and what you can expect in the coming days, months and years!  

The influx of new retailers, restaurants and luxury housing in KOP isn't slowing down . Take a look at who will be joining our amazing community!


COMING TO KOP


575 South
(multi-family residential)
Assisted Living Facility
(name TBA)
Bartaco
California Tortilla
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
(in-patient hospital)
CubeSmart
Drybar
Main Line Health
Pearle Vision
Pink's Hotdogs*
Skye 750
(multi-family residential)
Smile Direct
Storage Partners of KOP



NOW OPEN: For Eyes, Jedidiah Gallery, LGX by Landing Gear, Clubhouse Golf

*First in Pennsylvania




In this webinar, Opportunities for Walkability: Lessons Learned from Tysons, Barbara Byron, Director of Fairfax County's Office of Community Revitalization, will share some of the challenges Tysons, VA faced in their efforts to re-plan and become more walkable, their successes and lessons learned along the way.  See Event Details...




Join the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on Wednesday, January 30 from 8-10:30 AM at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel for a special speaker event. Get the member rate for tickets by using special code: KOP45  See Event Details...
 



King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, special 
 services organization. KOP-BID engages public and private partners to 
 collaboratively improve the economic environment in King of Prussia 
 by making it more vibrant, attractive and prosperous.

Learn more at visitKOP.com




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