Ok, ok, I’m sold! The Piazza’s new Pod Park opened today and it’s such a wonderful use of old dead space. This lovely pastel-colored, open air space is exactly what the area needed, and where many will, and should be flocking to this summer.
The tunes were bumping on opening day, thanks to a solid DJ. The kids were playing in and on modern formations, as well as on rocking horses. Meanwhile, doggies were wagging their tails, as furry friends are welcome here.
Of course, folks were enjoying drinks from the various shops shaped like cargo shipping boxes! Way cool! The options include a Tiki bar, Craft Cocktail Concepts by Blume, Urban Village Brewing, and more! Think anything from exclusive IPAs on draft to Frose’ (frozen rose’) and sangria. A lil something for everyone!
Everyone was enjoying the sunshine and really good vibes!
There’s a decent variety of food…Mama Maria’s Italian Ice, Urban Empanada Box, Passyunk’s own Essen Bakery, Tokai for vegan French Toast and bacon a la cart, Bru, Lil Sum Sum for dim sum and Spread Bagelry.
There are some shadier areas and pretty textured white umbrellas for those looking to escape the heat.
There are also cool, modern sculptural alternative seats as well…
There are light strands, cut out iron lamp poles, and marquee lights on the shops for at night.
There’s also a stage! I can’t wait to see who performs!
Play a game of giant wooden Jenga here.
Or take in the views from the neat viewing platform…
They even have a toy store! They carry bubbles, chalk, and other fun stuff to keep the kiddos entertained.
It’s definitely a unique space I’m thrilled to see! It’s so nice to have a reason to come back to this area again!!
Oh, and there’s a friendly-looking robot statue named Bebot at the entrance, who was originally created for Burning Man! He’s the best!
Dog park, large kids’ space and nursing areas to come…
*As of Monday, June 10th, the parking lot to the left of the entrance will have FREE parking with validation from any of the shops!
**Restroom are air-conditioned trailers in the rear of the park.
See you at the Pod!