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jsbrook Apr 14, 2017 6:04 PM

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Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7773394)
Looks like Eternity fashion is moving east adjacent to the new AC Moore store where there had been signs of construction activity over past few months. I guess this means the high rent of the 1500 block forced them out. Should be interesting to see what comes next there and in 1520 which is still vacant. Probably a national food chain of some sort.

1400 block of Chestnut will see rent increases soon enough...good. The space next to the current Eternity Fashion will be a bar or bar/restaurant. Maybe that tenant will take both retail spots and combine them. Right next to that, Wok Street has been closed for "renovations" for months. I doubt it's coming back.

shadowbat2 Apr 14, 2017 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 1487 (Post 7773402)
Hopefully someone can uncover some of this. Sounds interesting.

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelp...chuylkill.html

Pencoyd Landing official site:
http://www.sikora-wa.com/pencoyd-landing/

Right across from Manayunk next to the O' Neill(?) project that went up a year or so ago....

FourS Apr 15, 2017 12:32 PM

Not to beat a dead horse or stir up an argument, but the lot they're building on at 43rd and Chestnut has been vacant for at least 13 years (when I moved to this neighborhood).

EastSideHBG Apr 15, 2017 3:12 PM

South Street in Philly is going in two different directions
Updated: APRIL 14, 2017 — 3:11 PM EDT
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe...h-success.html


Inga hating on the new museum already ha ha

Museum of the American Revolution's building at odds with revolutionary content
Updated: APRIL 14, 2017 — 5:00 AM EDT
http://www.philly.com/philly/columni...a-saffron.html

Mr Saturn64 Apr 15, 2017 4:17 PM

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Originally Posted by EastSideHBG (Post 7774064)


Inga hating on the new museum already ha ha

Of course she is. She hates everything. Didn't she hate the Mormon Temple?

Boku Apr 15, 2017 4:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Saturn64 (Post 7774100)
Of course she is. She hates everything. Didn't she hate the Mormon Temple?

No. She doesn't like the meetinghouse.

ScreamShatter Apr 16, 2017 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by EastSideHBG (Post 7774064)
South Street in Philly is going in two different directions
Updated: APRIL 14, 2017 — 3:11 PM EDT
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pe...h-success.html

I wish they'd consider making part of South St a pedestrian-only street. It'd be a great candidate for a proposal like that.

It's probably about time that the grungy stores left there consider finding a new home. Under the El in East Kensington or Germantown Ave in W Kensington would be great spots for a new "South St" type destination.

DudeGuy Apr 16, 2017 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by DudeGuy (Post 7751759)
From Cecil Baker Partner's Instagram account. This is what the caption said:

"Here's an image of what the Walnut Street side of 2108-2110 Walnut Street will look like. A new intervention partnered with the existing early Frank Furness rowhouse."

http://i.imgur.com/L1wdnQK.png

Looks like they've started work on this development - I walked by yesterday and there had been some excavation on the vacant section. Didn't snag any pics.

jsbrook Apr 16, 2017 2:09 PM

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Originally Posted by DudeGuy (Post 7774636)
Looks like they've started work on this development - I walked by yesterday and there had been some excavation on the vacant section. Didn't snag any pics.

The estimated delivery date is around February 2018. Very high end. Smallest unit about 2800 square feet. 1-2 units per floor. A few have sold already in pre-sales. This should be a great building for residents. Not a big stamp on the architecture of the block but it will have retail and add a bit of height. Overall, this block is seeing a resurgence. We've got this, the townhomes across the street, the Ostroff property at 22nd street -- which will have groundfloor retail -- and the restaurant across the street from this one going in next to the townhomes. Owned by the Marigold kitchen guys. Also, the PMC building at the corner of Walnut and 21st is looking for a new retail tenant.

EastSideHBG Apr 16, 2017 3:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ScreamShatter (Post 7774405)
I wish they'd consider making part of South St a pedestrian-only street. It'd be a great candidate for a proposal like that.

I agree and think about that often, some days it is a real pain to drive down and the sidewalks swell with people so why not? Have some regular events/open air markets/whatever and it would be a hit.

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It's probably about time that the grungy stores left there consider finding a new home. Under the El in East Kensington or Germantown Ave in W Kensington would be great spots for a new "South St" type destination.
Eh I don't know, would hate to see it lose some of its "flair". What would the alternatives be then, more high end stuff that many people can't (or don't want to) afford? There are many areas in the city for that now, would like to see South St. keep a bit of its edginess.

jsbrook Apr 16, 2017 3:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ScreamShatter (Post 7774405)
I wish they'd consider making part of South St a pedestrian-only street. It'd be a great candidate for a proposal like that.

It's probably about time that the grungy stores left there consider finding a new home. Under the El in East Kensington or Germantown Ave in W Kensington would be great spots for a new "South St" type destination.

I've never had much objection to the South Street stores. While there are some cheap, crappy chains, there are a lot of independent stores of all price points that are eclectic and have interest and flare. In addition to the restaurant and bar venues. When I walk South Street, I don't feel it has the 'icky' vibe that some of the blocks on East Market or East Chestnut have or had.I think there is still room for stores of different types and price points on South Street.

SEFTA Apr 16, 2017 4:03 PM

Oddly enough, the newer building, Abbot Square has been neglected, seems to be the most blighted but things should turn around after the renovation. That will be a majot factor, or it should be.

Hrytsyu Apr 17, 2017 4:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Justin7 (Post 7771849)
The entrance looks ridiculous, but still a great project.

At the moment I don't have the ability to recover the information regarding the history of the Hale Building entrance. However, sometime during the 20th century, the entrance was given a contemporary makeover. That process destroyed the original entrance and concealed a section above the entrance.

While it is possible to restore original base facade, I recall the articles indicated that facade was not conducive to modern usage/remarketing demands. Perhaps some new generation will demolish the prospective 21st century entrance and restore the original, when appropriate.

Meanwhile. I am beyond pleased this building is being saved and reinvented.

City Wide Apr 17, 2017 9:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Justin7 (Post 7771849)
The entrance looks ridiculous, but still a great project.

Here's an article that includes photos of the Hales entrance down through the years, some ok, some terrible. But you can see why it would be difficult to go back to day one.
http://www.phillymag.com/property/20...y/#gallery-2-1

Rittenhouse1 Apr 17, 2017 9:42 PM

Royal Theater (South Street, between 15th and 16th)
 
Has anyone noticed that they started demolition and digging at the Royal Theater site, South Street between 15th and 16th? I assume they will build something in front to hold up the facade while they demolish the rest. Anyway, I am happy to see this under way, even though it isn't as great a project as it could have been...

jsbrook Apr 18, 2017 2:11 PM

They are doing some kind of renovation to the little lowrise retail strip next to Collins Park that houses the GNC and a few other stores. Off of 17th and Chestnut. At the least, a facade renovation. Not sure what else they may be doing. Haven't heard any noise.

rduffy5 Apr 18, 2017 3:58 PM

Parking under the Ben Franklin bridge
 
Hey does anyone know anything about the to-be parking lot under the Ben Franklin? Anybody know when they'll begin work or finish up?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...395439811.html

Londonee Apr 18, 2017 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by rduffy5 (Post 7776314)
Hey does anyone know anything about the to-be parking lot under the Ben Franklin? Anybody know when they'll begin work or finish up?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...395439811.html

Kind of a bummer. I wish they would have opened it up to outdoor vendors for cheap - create our own edition of the Camden (flea) Market. It would be an awesome unique, urban way to activate that space and bridge the north/south gap.

City Wide Apr 18, 2017 6:01 PM

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Originally Posted by rduffy5 (Post 7776314)
Hey does anyone know anything about the to-be parking lot under the Ben Franklin? Anybody know when they'll begin work or finish up?

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...395439811.html

With these two proud agencies hard at work, always watching out for the public good and their private paydays, I'd say the opening could be any day now, like maybe next year. These two clown colleges are almost enough to make me believe in private enterprise.

Hrytsyu Apr 19, 2017 4:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Londonee (Post 7776414)
Kind of a bummer. I wish they would have opened it up to outdoor vendors for cheap - create our own edition of the Camden (flea) Market. It would be an awesome unique, urban way to activate that space and bridge the north/south gap.

Hmmm. Well, it would be a nice use to activate the area. However, Camden High Market might not be the best comparison considering the High Street component and the canal with readapted building infrastructure incorporated into the flow. That kind of retail space doesn't exist near the BF Bridge.


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