PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials have announced the opening of a new attraction on the Delaware River waterfront.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Cherry Street Pier will open Oct. 12 in the former 20th century maritime warehouse called Pier 9.

The $5 million development includes an open-air park, cafe, a bar and a series of artists' studios and offices. The more than 55,000 square foot space will also have areas designed for retail markets and food vendors.

Lizzie Woods, a representative of the developer behind the project, says they worked to preserve the industrial grittiness of the space while building up to allow for public access.

She says the artists' studios were intentionally priced below market place to allow emerging artists a space to "get their creative juices flowing."


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,