Café Independence at the Independence Visitor Center works together with an excellent retail venue to energize and draw visitors to a previously underutilized portion of the very linear building. Visitors can now enjoy freshly prepared foods in a relaxing space while they plan their day in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. Dining tables are located amidst custom perimeter graphic panels highlighting popular destinations, custom tour desks, visitor information stations, and a changing exhibit gallery. The retail store located within the heart of the dining area features popular product lines displayed on a variety of flexible custom fixtures.
Beyond providing tickets for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the key goal of the project was to showcase the attractions for the greater Philadelphia region. PGAV’s efforts opened up the constricted space, highlighted fantastic retail and dining experiences, and strategically reorganized graphic and regional information to more easily showcase great destination opportunities.