Two sections of Center City’s long-anticipated Fashion District will open later than originally expected, according to reports.
The AMC theater and Round One’s Entertainment Center will debut in November, months after the Fashion District’s official opening in September, according to Philly.com.
It’s the latest change in plans for the district, which will go in at the site of the former Gallery mall on 9th and Market, bringing high-end retail, dining, movies, an arcade, and other entertainment options to the Center City site. The project is being developed by Macerich and PREIT, who originally planned for it to open in 2018.
But last summer, they announced they were pushing the opening date back, citing the “large-scale, complex nature,” of the project as a reason for its delay.
Then, in February, the groups announced they would be bringing more entertainment options to the site, thanks to Japanese company, Round One. Those include arcade games, bowling, karaoke, and billiards, which will go in next to the theater on the third floor of the Fashion District, occupying 60,000 square feet of space.
Representatives for PREIT did not immediately respond to a call from Curbed Philly regarding the new opening Wednesday. Philly.com reported that the later opening is due to complicated construction.