Mercer Cafe at The Navy Yard Announces Grand Opening Date

In 2000, Tom Woltjen, Sr. and his wife Dina opened Mercer Café at 2619 Westmoreland Street in Port Richmond. Their children, Liza Bello and Thomas Woltjen, Jr., have grown the business, earning loyal customers with their dedication to gourmet comfort food adapted from family recipes. Expansion felt like the natural next step after 15 years in business. Now the family will open a second Mercer Café at The Navy Yard, adding to the amenities on campus for its 11,500 employees and the local South Philadelphia neighborhood.

Mercer Café, located at 15th Street and Kitty Hawk Avenue in The Navy Yard, will have its grand opening on May 6. The restaurant will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mercer Café will also have special hours on Sunday, May 3, for the Broad Street Run. Read more

hand center

The Navy Yard Welcomes: The Philadelphia Hand Center

The Navy Yard is thrilled to welcome The Philadelphia Hand Center! The company, with 17 locations around Philadelphia, its surrounding suburbs, and Southern Jersey, has been diagnosing, treating, repairing and managing the complete rehabilitation of injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, arms and shoulder for over 40 years. The Philadelphia Hand Center is able to accommodate patients who prefer a non-Center City location in its new office at The Navy Yard, which offers shorter travel distances, easy access to parking, and a location in close proximity to one of its main hospitals, Jefferson Methodist Campus. The Philadelphia Hand Center’s Navy Yard office is located in Quarters M-7, at 1321 Intrepid Ave, Suite 100 and has a great staff and two terrific physicians to see patients: David S. Zelouf, M.D. and Meredith N. Osterman, M.D. Read more

Lunch Truck Lineup on Thursdays at the Marine Parade Grounds (photo credit: Michael Spain-Smith)

Lunch Truck Lineup Returns to The Navy Yard!

As the weather climbs into the 50s and even 60s, Philadelphians are ditching wool coats and scarves in exchange for jackets and sunglasses. Call us optimists, but we’re certain that the harshest of winter days are finally behind us. The first official day of spring is just around the corner, and we’re celebrating the season change with the return of Lunch Truck Lineup! Read more

the navy yard aerial

The Year in Review: A Look Back at 2014

The year 2014 was another very momentous year for The Navy Yard! We’re taking a look back on some major events and milestones of the year. Read more


Mercer Cafe is Newest Restaurant Coming to The Navy Yard

PIDC, Philadelphia’s public-private economic development corporation, announced that Mercer Cafe has signed a lease to open a restaurant in Spring 2015 at The Navy Yard, adding to the amenities on campus for its 11,000 employees and the local South Philadelphia neighborhood. Read more

Marines present arms on the Parade Grounds

Throwback Thursday: Marine Parade Grounds

Running alongside Broad Street and adjacent to Buildings 100 and 101 is the 8-acre, grassy Marine Parade Grounds, which holds an interesting piece of Naval history. Many historians say that the Marine Parade Grounds is the birthplace of naval aviation. Read more


Summer Events: The Navy Yard 5k, Outdoor Yoga, and more!

The warm and sunny summer days descending on Philadelphia push the memories of the long and tough winter into the back of our minds. With the nice weather, The Navy Yard urges employees to get out and have fun with a variety of events in the coming months as part of #TNYsummer! Read more

Dr. Marc Legere

The Navy Yard Welcomes: Chiropractor Dr. Marc Legere

Dr. Marc Legere, official Chiropractor for the Philadelphia Phillies, is now seeing patients at Vincera Institute at 1200 Constitution Ave. Dr. Legere is an internationally acclaimed physician who is most noted for his development of a treatment method called PATCH Technique. Read more

PIDC, Sikora Wells Appel, and KS Engineers cut the ribbon

Grand Opening for League Island Park

To celebrate LOVE Your Park week, a collaborative partnership between the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy, The Navy Yard held a grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony for its newest park on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Read more

Courtyard entrance from Rouse Blvd. + outdoor patio

The Navy Yard Welcomes: Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard hotel

The Navy Yard is thrilled to announce the arrival of its first hotel! The Courtyard Philadelphia South at The Navy Yard, a 172-room hotel designed by local architecture firm Erdy McHenry Architecture, features executive suites, meeting/conference/event facilities, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. In keeping with The Navy Yard’s commitment to sustainability, the hotel was designed to achieve LEED certification, and includes a modern design which incorporates a rain screen system comprised of alternating metal panels and glazing. Read more