The under-the-radar AKA Hotel at 18th and Walnut is doing a good thing with its first floor retail space facing 18th Street and installing a café.
Definitely encouraging to see an active, positive use planned for the retail space, which has been vacant for going on two years.
For those unaware, AKA Rittenhouse Square is an extended stay luxury hotel that opened back in 2007. The property actually boasts a striking modern design and premium room ammenities, to say nothing of its unbeatable location — it would be a no-brainer as a great choice for out-of-town guests, if it were not for the current construction noise of 10 Rittenhouse directly across the street.
AKA Rittenhouse Square [ Official Site ]