News and Events

Street Closure for Outdoor Dining

Midtown Village submitted an application to the City of Philadelphia for Outdoor Dining street closures and as of today, it is official, we were approved. Midtown Village has been selected at a pilot neighborhood to offer Outdoor Dining to residents and visitors of Philadelphia. The City of Philadelphia will officially close sections of 13th Street, Sansom, Drury and Juniper streets so we …

Where to Eat in Midtown Village and the Gayborhood: The Ultimate Guide

by JASON SHEEHAN in PhillyMag.com Midtown Village (and the Gayborhood within it) is proof of all the theories for building heat and capturing lightning. It’s an area that showcases diversity, density and new blood: where the idea of money following money is borne out most fully, where the slow build and the tipping point have …

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Browse Member Directory

View a list of Midtown Village members sorted by category and displayed on a Google Map for easy navigation.

Become a Member

Become a Midtown Village Merchant Member and take advantage of a variety of benefits. Visit the Members Benefits page for more information and sign up today!

Meet our Board

Our Board of Directors work tirelessly to improve and promote the neighborhood – meet the team

Plan a Visit

Here are a few options to consider to make your visit to Midtown Village easier. You can also view a map of our businesses.

Parking

Parking in the city does not need to be a hassle. Street parking is available and can be paid for using the meterUP app (iOS and Android). Here is a list of places that you can park.

Patriot Parking
1305 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
More information via Centzy

Park America
123 S. 12th Street or 1140 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
More information at parkamerica.net

Parkway
126 S 12th Street, Philadelphia PA 19107
More information at philadelphia.bestparking.com

Regional Rail & Local Transportation

SEPTA Regional Rail & PATCO
SEPTA’s Regional Rail line provides a variety of options when traveling from the suburbs and other areas outside of the Philadelphia region. The Market East and Suburban Station stops are just a few blocks from Midtown Village. If you are joining us from across the bridge in New Jersey, the PATCO stop at 12th/13th Streets put you in the heart of Midtown Village!
SEPTA | Regional Rail

Broad Street Line & Market-Frankford Line
The Market-Frankford (Blue) line and Broad Street (Orange) line border Midtown Village in a variety of places. The City Hall, Walnut Street, 13th Street and 11th Street stops are steps away from our restaurants, shops and other destinations.
SEPTA | Rail Transit Map

Bus Routes
SEPTA Bus routes connect to the Midtown Village neighborhood through many of our intersections.
SEPTA | Buses

Bike Share

Indego bikes
The City of Philadelphia launched Indego in 2015 as the city’s newest form of public transportation. It’s simple – with over 1,000 self-service bikes and 130+ stations, Indego offers 24/7 access to the City on your schedule. Several stations are located within Midtown Village and dedicated bike lanes can be found along 13th Street and Spruce Street.
Indego Stations Map

Ride Share

From Uber and Lyft to traditional taxis, ride sharing is a great way to get in and out of the neighborhood quickly and conveniently. Be safe – please enter and exit your vehicles curbside in the designated spots.
Uber | Lyft | 215GetACab

Our History

Midtown Village knows its place in history. Since the early 19th Century, the area was considered a vital area of Philadelphia. It was the most frequented and the most animated part of the city’s business district, the haunt of leading politicians, actors and other notables of the era.

In the heart of the district, Ben Franklin conducted his innovative experiment, flying his kite at 12th & Chestnut and changing the course of American History. The very first free Public Library was here, and at one time the US Mint sat center stage in Midtown Village.

John Wanamaker, the pioneering “King of Merchants”, revolutionized retailing when he built his massive department store at the corner of 13th & Chestnut. It was the very first store to use electric lights allowing locals to shop after nightfall.

On the North side of Sansom between 12th & 13th Streets, John B. Stetson established the Headquarters for America’s most famous hat company. Stetson hats brought together function and fashion and were sold the world over.

Today, the Midtown Village Merchants Association is an active and engaged group of businesses. The group was formed in 2006 when the area first began to come alive with renewed vitality after many years of decline. Developer Tony Goldman was the catalyst behind the change to this 13th Street corridor, when he purchased many of its buildings and began the lengthy process of recreating a neighborhood, a merchants corridor and a vibe!

Midtown Village prides itself on being a unique enclave of open minded, independently owned and operated restaurants, hotels, retail boutiques and more.