King of Prussia Beerfest Royale Just Days Away!
A limited number of tickets still remain-get yours for $10 off using discount code: ENEWSREADER

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale kicks-off THIS Thursday night with Donnerstag: Happy Hour from 5:30 - 9 PM!  Bring a date, friends or colleagues to sample inventive food creations from KOP's finest and newest restaurants, inspired by a local craft beer partner. Throughout the night enjoy unlimited food and beer samples, creative cocktails, local wine, decadent desserts, a cigar lounge, live bands on two stages and so much more!

Or, if a bigger party is more your style, join us on Saturday, October 6 for the BIGGEST party in the 'burbs! Saturday is split up into two sessions, Session One from 12 - 3:30 PM and Session Two from 6 - 9:30 PM. Each session features over 100 beers from 50+ brewers, live bands on two stages, yard games, food for sale from your favorite KOP restaurants and more! 

NEW THIS YEAR: Gain one-hour early entry to Saturday Session Two, a collector's glass, access to exclusive, limited-edition beers and brewer meet-and-greets with a VIP ticket!


GET $10 OFF* TICKETS WITH CODE:
ENEWSREADER
October 4 & 6

*Restrictions apply. Cannot be combined with other offers. Discount not valid on six-pack discounts, date-discounts or VIP tickets.

Trends Speaker Panel Presents to Crowd of Over 150
Industry experts shared insider insights on trends in their fields at our second annual trends panel breakfast

On September 13, 2018, King of Prussia District presented its second annual trends speaker panel, Global Trends: Local Opportunities. Four industry leaders presented insider insights and perspectives on trends they see within their respective fields. Dan Hershberg of Workhorse Brewing Company, Lauren Gilchrist of JLL, Peter M. Grollman of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Lea Anne Welsh of AVE and Korman Communities joined our panel, led by moderator Natalie Kostelni of The Philadelphia Business Journal. 

A special thanks goes out to the generous sponsors who made this event possible:
Gold Sponsors: AgileCat, APPI Energy, Econsult Solutions Inc. and Pennoni Associates
Silver Sponsors: Acara, AVE, Coleman Kellam Team, King Limousine, Kreischer Miller, PECO, PNC and TD Bank
Networking Sponsor: Riley Riper Hollin & Collegro
In-Kind Sponsors: Conlin's Digital Print & Copy Center and Sheraton Valley Forge







Landscaped Island Medians Coming Soon to KOP
King of Prussia District will be adding four new landscaped medians to the list in 2019

Since 2011, King of Prussia District has installed and maintained 18 planting beds in roadway island medians on First Avenue, Rt. 202, Allendale Road and I-76. Not only do landscaped medians provide vibrant landscaping for all to enjoy, the green medians reduce noise pollution and stormwater runoff and improve air quality. In addition to the environmental and aesthetic benefits, landscaped medians are a proven method for reducing vehicle speeds on busy roadways.
 
King of Prussia District is adding two new and two existing island medians to the planting list at the beginning of 2019. After PennDOT replaces concrete and asphalt with a raised median later this year at the intersection of Rt. 202 and Mall Blvd., King of Prussia District will install plantings. The second median planted will be the new mid-block crossing installed with the First Avenue Road Diet. 
 
Two existing island medians on Mall Blvd. will also be enhanced and maintained consistent with the other 20 island medians and 8 landscaped verges to create a unified planting palate in 2019.  

Proceeds from this week's King of Prussia Beerfest (the BIGGEST party in the 'burbs!) are used to install and maintain these beautiful landscapes year around. Come out to Beerfest and help us raise funds for landscaped medians and other physical improvement projects throughout King of Prussia.
 
 
 




Did You Miss KOP Rail Coalition's Webinar? 

Last month, SEPTA's  Director of Strategic Planning & Partnerships Elizabeth Smith presented the first of a new webinar series, KOP Rail: Smart Strategies for Connected Communities.

The free webinar, entitled KOP Rail: Tracking Progress, outlined the history, recent milestones and next steps for this significant project, and shared a broad overview of many benefits that the region can anticipate.

If you missed it, view the full presentation online:


Support King of Prussia Rail

King of Prussia Rail will...
  • Reduce commute times to/from 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

Fall Fun in King of Prussia
The weather has cooled, the leaves are turning and we are looking towards fun fall activities in KOP!
 
As the weather cools, King of Prussia boasts some amazing fun to-be-had both indoors and outdoors! From a refreshing walk outside, to staying active and having fun indoors on the chillier days, there is no shortage of fall fun in KOP. 

Enjoy 28-miles of scenic authorized trails, perfect for viewing the beautiful colors of fall! Add in a little bit of history, as monuments and informational plaques are placed throughout the park. Hikers, bikers, runners and dog-walkers welcomed! 

An invigorating indoor activity when the chill of fall sets in, at Bury The Hatchet you'll experience the thrill of launching an axe at a wooden target in a safe and fun environment. You and your friends will spend 2 hours becoming intimate with a 1.5lb piece of whirling wood and metal as you learn, practice and ultimately play in an axe throwing tournament!

Valley Forge Casino Resort
A great way to spend a day or night all year long, t he region's only full-amenity gaming resort features live table games, slot machines, incredible dining and nightlife.

The fall weather presents the perfect opportunity to take filght! Check out indoor skydiving fun, perfect for a rainy day, family outing, team event or birthday.

Get your heart pumping at  one of the largest trampoline parks in the world! This is the perfect place for a full day of active fun for the kids AND the kids-at-heart!

Escape rooms are a hot new trend and a great way to spend some time indoors with some mind-bending fun!  Get locked into themed adventures with your team and solve puzzles to escape before time runs out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
City Lifestyles in Suburban Communities
Lifestyle centers like KOP Town Center, continue to thrive in an increasingly Amazon-driven world, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer

Last month, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on King of Prussia Town Center and how the "lifestyle center" has created a downtown in the middle of the suburbs.  The center's diverse selection of shopping, dining and outdoor space is what one real estate executive called a "perfect example" of how developers are manufacturing an urban-like downtown in the suburbs and offering shoppers experiences they can't get online. 

The center's mix of restaurants, entertainment, apparel and amenities, surrounded by pedestrian areas, greenery and housing, not only gives consumers a desired convenience, but also allows retailers to open stores in nontraditional formats or markets, said Stephanie Cegielski, a spokesperson for the International Council of Shopping Centers. Developers and communities are starting to realize that mixing retail with living and office space creates the density needed for a vibrant place where consumers spend time.









KOP in the News
Opening day at Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream in King of Prussia Town Center.
Philadelphia Business Journal
A senior living community is being proposed as yet another development for the Village at Valley Forge in King of Prussia.   Read More...
The newest resident at King of Prussia Town Center may not be a restaurant like its surrounding neighbors but it has been stirring up plenty of taste buds since the moment it opened its doors recently.   Read More... 

Already the country's largest specialty practice of its kind, the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center is looking to expand its reach. 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
Camber Spine Technologies
Christian Louboutin
(November)
CubeSmart
Eddie V's
(November)
Hand To Shoulder Center
(December)
Lindt
(October 15)
Loro Piana
(October 1)
Main Line Health
North Italia*
(October 3)
Pearle Vision
Roman
Skye 750
(multi-family residential)

Storage Partners of King of Prussia
The Smith
(multi-family residential)

Vitality Bowls*
Zara
(October 11)


NOW OPEN: Collectible Art & Frames, E Ice Cream, Gifts of Earth, Stillpoint Yoga and Float, Workhorse Brewing Company, Custom Ink

*First in Pennsylvania



The Community Fair and Fall Fest is an annual event on the first Saturday in October. It takes place at Heuser Park from 11 AM-3 PM and is fun for the whole family!  See Event Details...




Come out to the 9th Annual Sproutfest at the Upper Merion Township Building Park on Sunday, October 14 11am-3pm. Free to attend, $5 entry per category in Fun Dog Show.  See Event Details...
 



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