Delaware River Waterfront To Get An Awesome New Shopping & Dining Attraction With Cherry Street Pier

This exciting mixed-use space near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge is slated to open in 2018...

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation keeps the exciting news coming this summer!

Fresh off the announcement of the development of the I-95 cap (a four-acre park above I-95 and Columbus Boulevard, between Walnut and Chestnut streets), the waterfront-improving corporation has announced the development of Cherry Street Pier, a brand-new public space that will transform the now-abandoned Municipal Pier 9 into a space for dining, drinking and working.


  • Cherry Street Pier, a brand-new public space, will open along the Delaware River in late-spring 2018.
  • The indoor-outdoor attraction will revitalize Municipal Pier 9 with food and drink vendors, a co-working space and more.
  • The space will occupy Pier 9, across from the Fringe Arts building and near Race Street Pier and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

The new addition to the waterfront, expected to open in late spring or early summer 2018, will utilize shipping containers and pop-up structures to quickly allow it to come to fruition.

Cherry Street Pier
(Rendering courtesy Groundswell Design Group for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)
Cherry Street Pier will feature areas for…

  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Working
  • Al fresco lounging
  • And more…

Cherry Street Pier Amenities

Cherry Street Pier will feature main activity zones that each center on something different, from food and drinks to co-working areas.

At the entrance of the pier, guests will reach The Hub, where vendors will serve a variety of food and drinks. Beyond The Hub, guests will find The Garage, a co-working space and artist studios constructed from re-purposed shipping containers. The studios will be available for rent by local entrepreneurs and artists under flexible lease terms.

For shopping and art installations, guests can visit The Platform, an open space designed for art installations and public events. Adjacent to The Platform, The Market will house area makers and vendors at a pop-up market.

Outside, guests will have the opportunity to take in views of the Delaware River and the Benjamin Franklin Bridge from The Garden, an open-air space featuring a café and park.

Cherry Street Pier
(Rendering courtesy Groundswell Design Group for Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)


The 93-year-old, 55,000-square-foot pier is located right on the Delaware River on Columbus Boulevard. It’s just a few steps south of Race Street and is located right next to Race Street Pier and across the street from FringeArts

Sweeping views of the nearby Benjamin Franklin Bridge are visible from this space, too.

The coming-soon indoor-outdoor space will be easily accessible by public transit, on foot or by bicycle.

Cherry Street Pier is a part of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware and is intended to turn the pier into a core area for cultural and commercial engagement.

Stay tuned for more on this exciting addition to the Delaware River waterfront!


Cherry Street Pier [Delaware River Waterfront]


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