Now you can find coffee on Jeweler’s Row, too. The corner of Sansom and 7th Street is the new home of Arterial Agents, which is serving up much more than a good cup of joe. The store brands itself not as a “coffeeshop” but a “coffee and shop,” offering a range of goodies from hard-to-find independent magazines to a range of nonperishable items from Philly’s own Green Aisle Grocery.
Owner Nick DeJulius took his inspiration came from businesses like Saturdays NYC in New York and United By Blue in Philadelphia that also combine coffee and shopping. “Retailing is moving towards mixed use," he says. "Look at Urban Outfitters with Vetri. Stores are becoming more about the experience as shoppers move online.”