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OPENING SOON IN CENTER CITY
Grand Opening Celebration: November 10


Thos. Moser Philadelphia Showroom
1605 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

We will be opening our newest showroom in Center City Philadelphia in late October and will be hosting Grand Opening events starting with a party on November 10 and open house November 11-13...stay tuned for more details!


We are currently under construction and plan to open our doors in late October and will hold Grand Opening celebration starting on Thursday, November 10, which will include a reveal of our newest design, Foreside. In the meantime, our Customer Care Center stands ready to assist all of our Philadelphia area customers and friends, simply call 207.784.8499 or email salesinfo@thosmoser.com.

This has been an award-winning year for us, so we are filled with optimism about our continuing evolution and we are excited to be part of the resurgence happening in Center City. Don't miss any of the excitement, CLICK HERE to sign up to receive our emails and be sure to check the box for Philadelphia in order to receive an invite to our Grand Opening celebration.

WHAT'S NEW
OCTOBER 15, 2016
15th ANNUAL PINK TIE BALL!

We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Susan G. Komen Philadelphia and providing two very special live auction items for the 15th Annual Pink Tie Ball, to be held on October 15th at Vie on Broad Street. One of the auction items is the Harpswell Chair with a custom stitched seat back showing the logo of the World Meeting of Families that we made for Pope Francis to use during his historic visit to Philadelphia last year, which means that anyone in attendance at the 15th Annual Pink Tie Ball will be able to bid on this one-of-a-kind chair and artifact from the Pope’s historic visit. In addition, we are also providing a Customer In Residence week as an auction item. All the proceeds from the auction will go to support Susan G. Komen Philadelphia in their mission to save more lives and empower more personal victories over breast cancer.

Tickets are available now!

WHAT
15th Annual Pink Tie Ball
This year’s theme: Moulin Rouge Intensified

WHEN
Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Main event at 6pm
Young Professionals Party at 8:30pm

WHERE
Vie
600 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
www.cescaphe.com/vie

INFO & TICKETS
Web: KomenPhiladelphia.org/PTB
Phone: 215.238.8900
Email: info@KomenPhiladelphia.org




The word is out, Center City Philadelphia here we come! The story below recently appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer and was posted to philly.com...

Maine-based chair maker for Pope Francis returns to Center City
by Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer



High-end furniture maker Thos. Moser, which made the wooden chairs that Pope Francis used at Independence Hall and Philadelphia International Airport during his visit last year, is returning to Center City.

Moser will move into a 2,900-square-foot store at 1605 Walnut St., beside a busy Apple store.

Its lease there extends the corridor's hot streak. Other recent arrivals include eyewear company Warby Parker and New York-based fashion brand Rag & Bone.

Moser plans a soft launch in the first half of August and a grand opening in late September. Warby Parker and Rag & Bone also plan to open this year.

The Maine-based firm specializes in handmade wood furniture, crafted from native American hardwoods. It was formed in 1972 by college professor turned wood craftsman Thomas Moser.

It had a store on Washington Square from 1984 until 1994, and one just off Rittenhouse Square from 1994 until 1997. Since 2011, it has had a location at 625 W. Lancaster Ave. in Wayne, which will close in early August.

"The property [in Wayne] is being repurposed and signed a new tenant in the fall, so we took the opportunity to move to Center City," marketing director Scott Wentzell said Friday. "We're opening a new showroom as a build-to-order company. It takes us about three months to build a piece of furniture."

Moser's main office and workshop is in Auburn, Maine. It employs about 130 people at its seven locations.

Wentzell said returning to the city seemed like a natural. "It's a trend we are seeing in a lot of markets - New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco - where we have stores," he said. "There is a lot of high-end residential construction going on in all these different urban areas, which is well-suited to our business."

Jacob Cooper, managing director of MSC Retail, a retail advisory services firm in Center City that has negotiated several recent deals for Chestnut and Walnut Streets, said Moser's return was another sign of how far Center City has come.

"The retail mix of a city can never truly reflect the authenticity or character of its population, but certainly the infusion of young, exciting brands like Warby Parker, Soul Cycle, Rag & Bone, and Bonobos is a testament to the growth and maturity of the Philadelphia retail scene," he said.

Others moving in include national chains like Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom Rack, and Target Express. "Restaurants of all shapes and sizes continue to proliferate in the city, and now more than ever, we are seeing interest from New York, D.C., and other national restaurant groups."

Wentzell said a combination of where the store is, who its neighbors are, the size of the space, and the cost per square foot "all lined up to be where we needed it to be to move in there."

A large Thos. Moser sign that reads "Opening Summer 2016" is displayed on a window.

Last fall, Francis used the Lincoln lectern, made of walnut, at Independence Hall with a new steel brace by Moser. That both gave Francis something to lean on and kept the antique lectern from collapsing during his visit.

sparmley@phillynews.com

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/retail/20160625_Maine-based_chairmaker_for_Pope_Francis_returns_to_Center_City.html
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1605 Walnut Street
(less than 2 blocks from Rittenhouse Square)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone 1: 610-995-9500
Email: philadelphiashowroom@thosmoser.com
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