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Late last week, bath and body care company Kiehl's made a seemingly hasty departure from its Rittenhouse location at 1737 Walnut Street. The windows got the fog treatment by Friday, when construction workers were already busy reconfiguring the store's interior.
We're told that Kiehl's got the boot from Korman Communities, the owners of AKA Rittenhouse Square, the luxury extended-stay hotel at the corner of 18th and Walnut Streets. (Kiehl's occupied a part of the twelve-story building's bottom floor.) Word has it that Korman has plans to extend AKA's in-house restaurant, A.Kitchen, into the space formerly taken by Kiehl's, but the skincare company won't be gone for long: Our contact at Kiehl's tells us that they'll soon be opening a temporary location nearby, and details for a permanent store are still being finalized.
We're moving to a new location. As we plan our brand-new store, we will shortly open a temporary location nearby to continue to serve our customers. Details to come, and until the new space is open, we hope to welcome our Philadelphia customers to Kiehl's at King of Prussia Mall or Kiehls.com for their favorite formulations.
· Kiehls vanishes suddenly from Rittenhouse Row [Philadelphia Real Estate Blog]
· Kiehl's [Official Site]