Cherry Street Pier occupies the former Municipal Pier 9 on the Delaware River, a relic of the city’s industrial heritage built in 1919. After years of vacancy, the building’s 55,000 square feet have been sustainably reborn as a communal thoroughfare hosting merchants, artists, a bar and dining venue, businesess, performance and event space, and an outdoor garden.
A casual space for dining and drinking welcomes Philadelphians to an open and accessible setting to meet, share, and celebrate.
The Garage offers Philadelphia’s most ambitious artists, creatives, and businesses a collaborative, vibrant, and affordable home to make and invent in studios built from repurposed shipping containers. The garage includes:
- Original, affordable spaces for local artists, creatives, and businesses to make and invent
- Housed in repurposed cargo shipping containers nimbly arranged and integrated into the Pier with shared amenity space
- 14 units ranging from 160 to 480 square feet that can be shared with other artists and rented with flexible lease terms
The Market is a bazaar-like corridor where local merchants and artisans vend goods and services that support city residents and delight visitors. The Market includes:
- Commercial spaces for local makers, brands, and boutiques to vend goods and services
- Bazaar-like, open-air atmosphere alongside the Pier’s public thoroughfare
- Approximately 4800 square feet of space, with movable stalls
- Flexible lease terms (set up for a weekend, a week, or longer) with preference given to those renting space in the Garage
As a truly responsive public forum, the Platform is a constantly revolving and adaptable performance venue, art exhibition, recreation area, and event space that is both curated and experienced by the community. The Platform includes:
- Revolving space for art installations, small performances, and events
- Approximately 10,500 square feet of flexible, open, and adaptable to a variety of events and installations
- Priority given to those renting space in the Garage
An open-air garden springs from Cherry Street Pier’s steel trusses to provide a placid and green refuge on the riverbank, complete with a cafe and space for recreation and relaxation.
Cherry Street Pier purposefully introduces a diverse collection of pursuits, activities, and patrons in a formerly unused public space to spur organic collaboration and communal creativity for all of Philadelphia.