KOP Beerfest Raises Funds for Physical Improvement Projects
All proceeds from King of Prussia Beerfest Royal go towards projects like landscaped medians & way-finding signage
 
The seventh annual King of Prussia Beerfest Royale was another successful event for the King of Prussia District. With more than 2,900 attendees, KOP Beerfest brought together food lovers, beer drinkers, brewers, restaurants and distilleries for two days of fun, all under grand tents in the King of Prussia Mall parking lot. A record 54 breweries were present, with 22 King of Prussia restaurants participating in the Thursday tasting night.

All proceeds from the KOP Beerfest go towards physical improvement projects in King of Prussia, like way-finding signage, landscaped medians, gateways and more. This year's event raised over $42,000 towards these projects.

Thank you to all attendees who came out for a great time and helped us in our mission to make King of Prussia more vibrant, attractive and prosperous.


King of Prussia District Staff Gains Valuable Insight from IDA Conference
The conference brings together placemaking organization leaders to share experiences and discover best practices

From October 24 to October 26, King of Prussia District staff members Eric Goldstein, Chris Basler and Rachel Ammon attended the 64th annual International Downtown Association (IDA) Conference & Tradeshow, entitled Retropolitan. The IDA Annual Conference & Tradeshow is the signature gathering of placemaking and management leaders undertaking the strategic and visionary work of city building around the globe, to discuss emerging trends, share best practices and learn the latest tips of the trade.

This year's conference took place in San Antonio, TX, which exemplifies the "retropolitan" movement--preserving a rich and diverse cultural history, while looking toward the future. The conference welcomed over 900 attendees and highlighted grassroots initiatives, globally recognized cultural experiences and transformative partnerships. 

The conference had many takeaways that King of Prussia District can incorporate into our own placemaking organization. From workshops on utilizing neglected space through public art installations, to talks featuring creative ways to highlight construction projects, IDA was the perfect place to get inspired and look towards the future of King of Prussia.

During the conference, King of Prussia District's Executive Director, Eric Goldstein, was elected to serve on the IDA Executive Committee as Vice-Chair for 2019 and will also serve as the IDA Awards Committee Chair for 2019.



Celebrate Another Successful Year at our Holiday Reception
Join us in raising a toast to our partners, supporters and friends!

It's the most wonderful time of the year again--time for King of Prussia District's Annual Meeting & Holiday Reception! King of Prussia stakeholders are invited to join us for our Annual Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on Thursday, December 13 from 4-5 PM, where we will approve the 2019 budget and slate of officers. Please register by emailing rachel@kopbid.com. This meeting is free to attend for KOP Stakeholders.

Afterwards, we will hold our Annual Holiday Reception at King of Prussia' newest and only brewery, Workhorse Brewing!  Tickets for our holiday reception are $20 and include delicious food from Ruth's Chris Steak House, Paladar Latin Kitchen and Eddie V's, plus drink tickets for some of the wonderful libations from Workhorse.

Thursday, December 13
Annual Meeting at DoubleTree Hotel | 4-5 PM | Free to attend for KOP Stakeholders
Holiday Reception at Workhorse Brewing Company | 5:30-8 PM | $20 per person

We will be collecting donations for our annual holiday drive for Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard (UMACC) at this year's Holiday Reception. The UMACC serves  more than 110 families with children in district schools who have been identified by Upper Merion Area School District personnel as food insufficient. See list of priority items...

Please note that while the Annual Meeting is FREE to attend for all KOP stakeholders, this year's Holiday Reception is a paid, ticketed event.












KOP Rail Coalition Webinar 

Join the KOP Rail Coalition on Nov. 13 from 1-1:30 PM for  The Economic Impacts of Rail , presented by Nick Frontino. This is the Coalition's second free webinar in their series entitled K OP Rail: Smart Strategies for Connected Communities. 

As Managing Director of Projects & Operations at the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, Nick Frontino develops and directs economic development analysis and planning projects focused on many of the Philadelphia area's most challenging issues. In this webinar, Nick will outline key findings from the Economy League's December 2015 study, Connecting KOP: The Benefits of SEPTA's King of Prussia Rail Project


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

Traffic Alerts...and Flowers!
Important traffic alert improvements are underway in KOP
 
King of Prussia District is working with PennDOT to keep you updated on traffic and make your commute much more vibrant. Under a $26.4M project to repair infrastructure, PennDOT is installing a Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) at the Rt. 202 and Mall Boulevard intersection to provide motorists with important traffic information. This type of sign is one component of an Intelligent Transportation System traffic management plan that will provide real-time travel information for drivers on Pennsylvania's regional highways. The infrastructure for this specific sign was installed over the summer and the message board will be mounted this fall. After a testing period, the sign will relay information to drivers about congestion or delays on area highways.
 
Dynamic Message Signs are used across the country with positive results for reducing congestion and providing timely information, especially during road closures. One study by the Missouri Department of Transportation found that 94% of drivers surveyed took action based on information provided with Dynamic Message Signs and that 41% of drivers received traffic information only from DMS modes.
 
Next year, King of Prussia District will enhance the DMS being installed on DeKalb Pike with plantings. We plan to install ornamental grasses, purple coneflowers, chokeberry, salvia and abelia shrubs to add vibrant colors that will transition from spring to winter. These plantings are a continued effort to improve the transportation corridors in King of Prussia for commuters, residents and visitors.

 
 
Holidays Deals & Thanksgiving Feasts in King of Prussia
The holidays are right around the corner...time to start planning!

There are perks to booking your holiday party early in King of Prussia! From discounts and free add-ons, to gift cards and more, King of Prussia restaurants are ready to give you the BEST bang for your buck. Space books up quickly, so don't miss your chance to show your friends, clients, partners or family a great time at one of the hottest restaurants in KOP.

The month of November brings to mind everyone's favorite family gathering and delectable feast! For those who prefer the comfort of their homes without all the work, KOP restaurants boast some mouth-watering take-out options. Prefer to dine out? Some of KOP's best restaurants have put together incredible Thanksgiving menus that will have you thankful that you didn't stay home. 









KOP in the News
Living room space in one of the 314 units that make up Park Square in KOP
Philadelphia Business Journal
Park Square, a 314-unit apartment complex, is nestled off Vandenburg Boulevard in King of Prussia, away from the hubbub of the King of Prussia Mall and Village at Valley Forge.    Read More...
Qlik, a business-data-analytics and -management company owned by Chicago tech buyout firm Thoma Bravo LLC, employs 2,000 engineers, sales, and support people - but nobody went to work at its Radnor headquarters last week.  Read More...

 


Coming Soon to KOP
See what opened last month and what you can expect soon!  

The influx of new retailers, restaurants and luxury housing to KOP isn't slowing down in 2018 . Take a look at who will be joining our amazing community!


OPENING SOON


Bartaco
California Tortilla
Camber Spine Technologies
CHOP
(in-patient hospital)
Christian Louboutin
CubeSmart
Hand to Shoulder Center
(December)
Loro Piana
(October 1)
Main Line Health
Pearle Vision
Pink's Hotdogs*
Qu Japan*
Roman

Skye 750
(multi-family residential)
Storage Partners of KOP

The Smith
(multi-family residential)
Vitality Bowls*
(November 8)


NOW OPEN: Stillpoint Yoga & Float, Eddie V's, North Italia, Zara, Lindt Chocolates

*First in Pennsylvania





Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army's legacy and honor all of America's military, past and present, with special events throughout the day.  See Event Details...
 

A one-night fundraising event where the top restaurants in the region will showcase their bartending skills for a chance to win first place, craft holiday-inspired cocktails and provide experiential tastings to guests.  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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