Errands Made Easy

It’s always fun to meet friends or colleagues to catch up over lunch, but sometimes you have to maximize your mid-day break and take care of business.
Luckily, there are plenty of options on and around Penn’s campus to make your lunch hour as productive as possible.
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Beauty
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212 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

A mid-day manicure or pedicure can be a total luxury—or a total necessity if you forgot a special event you have coming up. Either way, Luxe Nail Bar on 40th Street offers more than 500 Gel colors (!) and will get you polished up in no time. If you are closer to The Quad, you can visit Penn Campus Hair, Skin & Nail Salon, a full-service salon serving the Penn community for more than 100 years.

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Specialty
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3419 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If you’ve been avoiding your annual eye exam, you’re about to be out of excuses. Modern Eye is a full-service optometrist’s office and optical shop with a great selection of designer eyewear right near campus. Eye Encounters is another great option for all your optical needs, located on Chestnut near 40th Street. Stop in to browse the latest styles or make an appointment with one of the doctors on staff and check that off your list!

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Specialty
Address

3631 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Maybe you’re ready for your bi-annual device upgrade—or maybe your current iPhone or Android is giving you trouble. The knowledgeable staff at Verizon Wireless are there to help, whether you’re an Apple, Google, HTC, LG, or Motorola user. If you prefer the AT&T network, AT&T Mobility is just a couple of doors down, offering great customer service and equipment trade-in and recycling programs. Best of all: both retailers offer discounted service to Penn’s faculty, staff, and in some cases, students.

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Apparel
Specialty
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3724 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Did you know there’s a delivery dry cleaning service located right near campus? Bonded Cleaners offers expert dry cleaning, laundry, and alteration services with pick-up and drop-off options catered to your schedule. Save yourself the time and energy and download their app today—that way you can take care of your laundry while you’re out running other errands.

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CVS

Specialty
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3401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The CVS on 34th and Walnut has everything: a pharmacy, photo services, immunizations, and of course retail options spanning everything from groceries to cold medicine to cosmetics. Join their ExtraCare® rewards program and you’ll get great deals on the items you buy regularly. Trust us, it’s worth the long receipts you get at checkout (and you can always checkout sustainably with digital coupons).

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Shop
Specialty
Address

3800 Locust Walk
Class of 1920 Commons
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Amazon Prime has changed the game with two-day home delivery, but Amazon@Penn takes things to the next level. Their mobile-enabled system makes self-service package pickup and drop-off a breeze, including free same-day pickup and one-day pickup for many Prime orders. If you haven’t tried them yet, get over to Class of 1920 Commons and see for yourself! If it’s good old fashioned mail services you need, both the UPS Store and the U.S. Post Office have locations near campus, at 3720 Spruce Street and 228 South 40th Street, respectively.

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Dine
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Snacks
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3604 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

All that efficiency must have made you hungry! Stop by everyone’s favorite convenience store to grab a quick lunch or something to take home for dinner. With locations on 37th and Spruce and 36th and Chestnut, you’re never too far from a Wawa. If time allows, grab your hoagie, make your way to the iconic Locust Walk, and grab a seat on a bench or for a few moments of peace and people watching before returning to the office or classroom.

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