2 days ago

Levantine Restaurant Concept Filling Large Space on Frankford Avenue

...more and more appealing. Take, for example, Cheu Noodle Bar, opening this week on the 1400 block of Frankford. This block is on the rise in general, having seen the opening of a new...

We've covered 1526 Frankford Ave. several times over the years, first checking in on the property at the end of...

    Levantine Restaurant Concept Filling Large Space on Frankford Avenue
    As Fishtown and South Kensington continue to evolve from a development perspective, the retail mix on Frankford Avenue seems to get more and more appealing. Take, for example, Cheu Noodle Bar, opening this week on the 1400 block of Frankford.
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2 days ago

Activity at the Old Gretz Brewery?

...pretty significant projects still in the pipeline. Through it all, the former Gretz Brewery at 1524 Germantown Ave. has been sitting vacant and blighted, a reminder of what so much of the neighborhood...

At Lawrence & Oxford

    Activity at the Old Gretz Brewery?
    South Kensington has seen all kinds of development over the last few years, and as we told you earlier this week, there are some pretty significant projects still in the pipeline. Through it all, the former Gretz Brewery at 1524 Germantown Ave.
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3 days ago

Numerous Changes at 18th & Reed in Recent Years

...new construction. We see this development all across the neighborhood, but the northeast corner of 18th & Reed in particular presents a microcosm of Point Breeze in 2017, as the entire corner has...

Viewed from the north, we see 1335-37 S. 18th St. was a two-story home, while 1339 and 1341 S. 18th St. were sitting vacant...

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...we see 1335-37 S. 18th St. was a two-story home, while 1339 and 1341 S. 18th St. were sitting vacant. Looking to the east, the corner was a mixed-use building with...

...east, the corner was a mixed-use building with a church next door. 1729 and 1727 Reed St. were unrenovated three story buildings, and 1356 S. Bouvier St. was another vacant lot. Checking...

...a church next door. 1729 and 1727 Reed St. were unrenovated three story buildings, and 1356 S. Bouvier St. was another vacant lot. Checking in on this corner today, we see a world of...

...the building into a rental. A pair of new homes have sprouted next door, with 1337 S. 18th St. now under construction and 1339 S. 18th St. selling back in 2015. We can't...

...new homes have sprouted next door, with 1337 S. 18th St. now under construction and 1339 S. 18th St. selling back in 2015. We can't quite figure out why the developers opted for...

    Numerous Changes at 18th & Reed in Recent Years
    Needless to say, Point Breeze has experienced a dramatic shift over the last few years, as developers have bought up all available vacant land with an eye toward new construction. Along those lines, most existing homes that come onto the market have either been rehabbed and flipped/rented out or demolished and replaced by more new construction.
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3 days ago

Unexpected Plans at 40th & Chestnut

...you look just to the south of the Frank Furness building being slowly uncovered at 40th & Ludlow, just past a coffee shop and a Game of Thrones-themed dessert place, there's...

...incredible- Penn is just a block to the south, how could the northwest corner of 40th & Chestnut be sitting vacant? And this isn't even a new situation- we wrote a story...

    Unexpected Plans at 40th & Chestnut
    If you look just to the south of the Frank Furness building being slowly uncovered at 40th & Ludlow, just past a coffee shop and a Game of Thrones-themed dessert place, there's a row of vacant two-story buildings that seem entirely out of place.
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3 days ago

Large Project Under Construction on the East Falls Border

...got word from friend of the blog @genbrewerytown about a significant project under construction at 34th & Commissioner, in what's known as the Allegheny West neighborhood. We've seen little to no...

So what project are we talking about? Here's a look at what's happening at 3000 N. 34th St. so far:

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Developers are currently building seven apartment buildings on the 3400 block of W. Commissioner Street, and there's one more building still to come in this row. We can't...

    Large Project Under Construction on the East Falls Border
    We admit, we don't make our way up to East Falls, Manayunk, or Roxborough as often as we'd like, call it an occupational hazard of working out of Center City. But every now and then, especially with a juicy tip in hand, we'll find our way to that part of town.
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4 days ago

After Decades in Hiding, Frank Furness Sends His Regards

We've probably walked past the corner of 40th & Ludlow dozens of times over the years, and at no point did it occur to us...

    After Decades in Hiding, Frank Furness Sends His Regards
    We've probably walked past the corner of 40th & Ludlow dozens of times over the years, and at no point did it occur to us that the building on the northwest corner of the intersection might have a notable history.
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5 days ago

Homeowner Going to Zoning To Fence Their Yard

...the street on the 2300 block. Almost every home on the south side of the 2300 block of Lombard Street comes up to the front of its property line, but for some reason 2322 and...

...comes up to the front of its property line, but for some reason 2322 and 2324 Lombard St. were constructed with roughly ten foot setbacks. Because of those setbacks, these homes have lovely...

    Homeowner Going to Zoning To Fence Their Yard
    If you've ever been to Rival Brothers at 24th & Lombard, you've probably noticed a pair of odd homes across the street on the 2300 block. Almost every home on the south side of the 2300 block of Lombard Street comes up to the front of its property line, but for some reason 2322 and 2324 Lombard St.
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5 days ago

New Triplexes Coming to Dunlap?

...proud when, the other day, a reader told us about some upcoming construction on the 5100 block of Arch Street and we knew that this was in the Mill Creek neighborhood...

As for the upcoming construction, it's planned for a sizable vacant lot at 5110-5116 Arch St., and developers are planning a row of four triplexes. This will be a by-right project, so it has that going for it.

    New Triplexes Coming to Dunlap?
    As far as greater Center City goes, we've got a really good handle on neighborhood names, boundaries, and the different challenges of dealing with various community zoning committees. But when we head into West Philadelphia, we admit that our neighborhood geography gets a little shaky. And the farther west we go, the less we know.
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5 days ago

Big Project Planned at 5th & Cecil B

1620 N. 5th St. is a huge vacant lot that, as you might guess from its South Kensington location...

    Big Project Planned at 5th & Cecil B
    1620 N. 5th St. is a huge vacant lot that, as you might guess from its South Kensington location, has some serious industrial history. Turning back the clock, the parcel has had many uses over the years, with occupants including a lumber yard, a printing company, a mill, a stone yard, and many others we couldn't readily identify based on historic maps.
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6 days ago

An Idea From NYC on Partnerships Between Developers and Religious Institutions

...Baptist Church, which has made its home in a building at the northwest corner of 17th & Bainbridge that was originally built around 1870. About a month ago, we told you it would...

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    An Idea From NYC on Partnerships Between Developers and Religious Institutions
    Nobody likes to see old buildings get torn down. Just over the last few years, Philadelphia has seen a torrent of demolitions, with old churches getting torn down at an unprecedented rate. Take, for example, the former New Light Beulah Baptist Church, which has made its home in a building at the northwest corner of 17th & Bainbridge that was originally built around 1870.
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6 days ago

Renovation and New Construction at 2nd & Carpenter

Renovation and New Construction at 2nd & Carpenter

...sale for over a year and a half, eventually selling for $575K earlier this year. 1002 S. 2nd St. had a former barber shop on the first floor and a 6 bedroom residence above...

    Renovation and New Construction at 2nd & Carpenter
    Wow, we hate when this happens. Just last week, we told you about some ongoing demolition at 2nd & Washington, where developers are planning a quartet of new duplexes. We also took the opportunity to update you on the progress of the renovation of the former Snockey's Oyster House into condos, happening right next door.
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Jul 14

Health Center No. 1 is For Sale

...City, and all the big developers surely take notice. Such is surely the case with 500-510 S. Broad St., the 40K sqft parcel that's been home to Health Center No. 1 for the...

...three story building isn't exactly the highest and best use for the corner of Broad & Lombard. We should note, the RFQ mentions the possibility of reuse, but doesn't indicate that...

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...it were combined with the Health Center site (and possibly the surface parking lot at 15th & South), it would create an opportunity for a massive redevelopment site that covers 3/4 of...

    Health Center No. 1 is For Sale
    Every now and again, a large piece of prime real estate becomes available in Center City, and all the big developers surely take notice. Such is surely the case with 500-510 S. Broad St., the 40K sqft parcel that's been home to Health Center No. 1 for the last few decades.
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Jul 14

Addition and Demolition Near the Convention Center

...zipped down 12th Street. The notice, along with a Stop Work Order, was posted on 214 N. 12th St., a nice enough building that's ultimately an edifice that we don't think anybody...

    Addition and Demolition Near the Convention Center
    We were on our way to Reading Terminal Market the other day when a demolition notice caught our eye as we zipped down 12th Street. The notice, along with a Stop Work Order, was posted on 214 N. 12th St., a nice enough building that's ultimately an edifice that we don't think anybody is going to miss.
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Jul 14

After Long Delay, Condo Project Coming on Buttonwood

...distracted by amazing dance moves from the 1980s. Instead, let's turn our attention to 1325 Buttonwood St., a one-story garage that isn't doing anybody much good. In the summer of...

    After Long Delay, Condo Project Coming on Buttonwood
    Do we ever love a good zombie project. When we use this term, we're referring to projects that we covered long ago that never happened, and then years later they suddenly move forward, and it's as if they rose from the dead. Zombie project. Get it?
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