After being acquired by Enterprise Holdings last summer, they wanted their new office space to be at street-level, giving more exposure to the brand, as well as offering customers a place to drop by with gas receipts and any questions they may have. According to their press release, “The new location, which is convenient to mass transit and walk-in customers, is consistent with the environmental commitment that is a hallmark of PhillyCarShare, as well as Enterprise.” Kind of nice to have a local brand with a local retail presence, no?
In recent years, we can remember that 1226 Chestnut has more been a Sally Beauty Supply and a perfume shop. It’s been vacant for a few years, but we think PhillyCarShare is here to stay. At least until Zipcar gets aggressive in this market and tries to push them out.