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West Chester Commercial Market Continues to Prosper in 2024

The Streets of West Chester

West Chester Township is known to be a great place to eat, shop and play with its wide variety of first-class commercial developments. The attraction just grew with the opening of the new Bass Pro Shops at The Streets of West Chester. The Bass Pro Shops building has changed the landscape along Interstate 75 at Union Centre with its phenomenal visibility. Interstate 75 is one of the nation’s most heavily traveled highways in the U.S. with nearly 144,000 cars a day driving by the interchange.  


The Streets of West Chester retail, restaurant, and entertainment complex is the talk of the town and people come from all over to visit the super-regional destination location. The nearly 90-acre commercial development, which first opened in 2005, now includes nearly half million square feet of commercial development with a total valuation of $71.5 million in 2023. 


The Streets sets itself apart as a regional entertainment hub with high-quality attractions such as TopGolf, AMC West Chester 18 Theatre, Main Event Entertainment and Zero Latency VR. The Streets also offers a wide variety of restaurants and dining options including PF Changs, Bravo Cucina Italiana, Flame Indian, Voodoo Brewing (coming soon), Twin Peaks, Red Robin, Panera Bread, Chick-fil-A (coming soon), Smokey Bones, Original Pancake House, Chuy’s, Matt the Miller’s Tavern, King Corona Kitchen & Cantina, Holtman’s Donuts and Sonder Brewing.   


The Streets does not lack for shopping opportunities either. In addition to the new 125,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops, visitors will find Barnes & Noble, the LOFT, Duluth Trading, Function Boutique and service businesses such as Avalon Nails, My Salon Suite, Urgent Dental Care and Third Federal Savings & Loan. 


Looking for space at The Streets—it’s not too late. More than 16,000 square-feet is still available for lease and three outlots are ready for development. 


Union Centre is not the only area of West Chester Township booming with new commercial development. The Voice of America Centre/Liberty Way and surrounding areas continue to be a huge draw for retailers small and large. 


A new 123,000 square-foot Kroger Marketplace is being built on Cox Road to replace its current store. A new First Financial Bank is nearly complete with the construction of its new and improved facility at Cox and Tylersville Roads (opening April 25th). Outback Steakhouse is nearing completion in the Oaks of Wetherington. Target just completed a massive interior renovation and update to its popular Voice of America Centre store. VIVA Cincy Restaurant & Bar will open soon in the former Fricker’s location. Casablanca Mediterranean Foods is in the process of relocating and expanding its existing West Chester store. Floor & Décor will be opening in the former Cabela’s building. Whole Foods Market is coming to the new Village North commercial development. And of course, the Pickle Lodge which opened off Interstate 75 with Two Cities Pizza.     


The Princeton Glendale/SR 747 corridor continues to see growth too. With the development of Beckett Crossing which includes Kroger Marketplace at SR 747 and Tylersville Road, more retail development is popping up.  Additional sites for commercial developments are available now adjacent to Kroger Beckett Crossings.  Just south of this area Rockin’ Jump, a recreational and fitness destination is under construction, and Hamilton Bob’s is also nearing completion off Port Union Road.


Small business continues to thrive throughout the township as well with three new coffee and wine bars opened (or opening soon)—Coterie Lounge & Café, Charis Coffee & Creamery, and Café Vino & Expresso. West Chester Toys relocated and expanded its popular toy shop to Beckett Commons off SR 747 too.


“We are excited to see new retail and dining experiences across the township. We created two additional Community Entertainment Districts (CEDs) adding available liquor licenses and helping to draw new investment. West Chester Township has four CEDs—one at the Voice of America Centre, one at Towne Centre, one at SR 747 and Union Centre Boulevard, and one at The Streets of West Chester. It’s particularly exciting to see the opening of Bass Pro and all the new activity. The Streets are HOT!” said acting Community Development Director Katy Kanelopolous.