Shop Penn Invites Neighbors, Visitors, and Penn Community to Shop, Dine, Play and Stay

New brand showcases all university-affiliated retail offerings in and around Penn’s West Philadelphia campus.

Media Contact: Jennifer Rizzi, Director, Communications, Facilities & Real Estate Services, 215.573.6107,

March 20, 2018

SHOP PENN is the University of Pennsylvania’s new marketing brand designed to promote the 75+ restaurants, shops, service providers, and entertainment venues affiliated with the University to shoppers in Greater Philadelphia, tourists, West Philadelphia neighbors, and the University and Penn Medicine communities.

Spanning ten city blocks from 30th to 40th Streets and across Spruce north to Chestnut Street, SHOP PENN offers an inspired, contemporary shopping and dining experience, open to all.

“Our diverse and carefully curated collection of retail offerings – including national brands and independent shops – provides the highest quality option at every price point for the Penn community, surrounding neighborhoods, and beyond,” says Ed Datz, executive director of real estate, in Penn’s Division of Facilities & Real Estate Services.

At the center of SHOP PENN is a new website,, which offers descriptions and an interactive map of all Penn-affiliated retailers. A special feature of the site is a list of suggested itineraries, found under the Explore tab, that assemble a series of activities for those looking for Sunday brunch or a day built around a Penn athletic event or arts show. Itineraries will be updated seasonally, bringing the best of the Penn calendar and shopping, dining and entertainment offerings to the University’s neighbors as well as those looking for a new city-focused experience.

SHOP PENN Day, Friday, March 23, kicks off the new focus on the retail district. Brand Ambassadors will be located across campus with giveaways, and many Penn retailers will offer special deals or discounts.

Learn more at, and follow @shopsatpenn on Twitter and Instagram, and SHOP PENN on Facebook.



Last Updated: Tuesday, March 20, 2018