For decades, many of us in the Philadelphia area have been baffled by the inability of anyone to make good use of the old Bourse building in the heart of the historic district. The beautiful 19th century Beaux Arts landmark on the famed Independence Mall has been used as an office building and a shabby shopping mall for years. After an impressive $50 million renovation that revealed many original architectural features, the former stock exchange is set to reopen as an exciting artisanal foodhall.
The new Bourse Marketplace will be home to at least 35 food stalls and restaurants, as well as craft brewers and distillers. The wide-ranging options will include home-style Filipino fare, Korean-Latin fusion, gourmet grilled cheese, Mexican food, Belgian chocolate, Indian street snacks, ice cream, and of course Philly pretzels