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New Immersive Art Experience “Otherworld” is Coming to Greater Philadelphia

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One of the World’s Coolest Places and America’s Best New Attractions Arrives at 2500 Grant Avenue, with the Assistance of Colliers Retail

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, August 9, 2022  – Philadelphians get your cameras ready. Otherworld, an immersive art installation born in Columbus, Ohio has plans to expand to the Greater Philadelphia region soon, signing a lease at 2500 Grant Avenue in the Northeast section of the city. Both Todd Sussman and Jon Kieserman of Colliers Retail facilitated the transaction.

Visitors to Otherworld are encouraged to freely explore and interact with a surreal world of science fiction and fantasy moving through scenes filled with large-scale art and mixed reality playgrounds, puzzles and secret passageways. Through highly interactive tech, large-scale props, sets and engaging narrative Otherworld takes immersion to the next level. Since its founding by Jordan Renda in 2018, Otherworld Ohio has gone on to collect accolades such as the “World’s Coolest Places 2019” list in Time Magazine and “America’s Best New Attractions” list by Thrillist.

Otherworld is the result of the collaborations of teams of creatives with backgrounds in programming, metalworking, animation, sculpting, digital fabrication, creative writing and other mediums who have worked on projects like SXSW, Burning Man, theme parks and escape rooms.

“Otherworld brings people together in the physical space for experiences that thrill the senses. We think this is a much needed and exciting experiential retail opportunity and couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to Philadelphia.” shared Todd Sussman of the Colliers leasing team.

Otherworld Philadelphia is readying for opening and will also host concerts, dance parties, performance art, arts and crafts classes and other events at the site. Otherworld joins a dense retail district surrounding the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Grant Avenue, neighbored by SkyZone with LA Fitness, Lowe’s, Walmart, Best Buy, Nifty Fifty’s and Giant all represented in the immediate surrounding vicinity.

Watch the Philadelphia announcement video, courtesy of Otherworld:
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Follow Otherworld Philly progress at: https://enterotherworld.com/philly/

 

For further information:

Todd Sussman, Senior Managing Director
+1 215 850 3304
todd.sussman@colliers.com 

Jon Kieserman  Senior Vice President
+1 610 557 0184 | jon.kieserman@colliers.com

 

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Todd joined Colliers in 2006 and specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties in the Tri-state area. Todd frequently consults and works closely with developers to identify and acquire key properties throughout the region. Retail and mixed use development, site selection, negotiation, acquisitions, strategic planning, disposition of properties for national retailers are a few of the skills Todd has performed over the years.  Todd also collaborates and develops retail development strategies for retailers throughout the Tri-state area. 

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During his tenure at Colliers, Todd has provided creative, strategic solutions to area landlords and shopping centers and brought his expertise to tenants looking to expand, relocate, contract or optimize locations across the region. His understanding of the development process from conceptualization to completion benefits the retail clients and developers he represents.

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Jon Kieserman

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Jon Kieserman joins Colliers as a retail leader with over 26 years in the retail business and 20 specializing in retail tenant and landlord representation. Retail is in his blood. Prior to his career in real estate Jon was a tenant himself, leading a family-owned 16 store regional retail operation. Jon began his career in 1997 at Hirshand & Company. In 2004, he was instrumental in the formation of Kohler Group Commercial Real Estate which merged into Fameco Real Estate, the Philadelphia region’s leading retail brokerage firm specializing in retail real estate and the shopping center industry.  Jon spent five years with CBRE as a First Vice President subsequent to the sale of Fameco Real Estate in 2013.

There is nothing Jon enjoys more than rolling up the sleeves and coming together as part of a team with a client to share creative off-market or out-of-the box solutions that succeed in today’s rapidly evolving retail landscape. 

Jon has provided retailer representation and/or disposition services for the likes of Walmart, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s, AutoZone, Wendy’s, Joyce Leslie, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pep Boys, Circuit City, Jiffy Lube and others. With over 3.5 MSF leased or sold throughout his career and a roster of national tenants, Jon provides exceptional market knowledge and insight into retail in the Tri State region and beyond.

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