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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Men’s lifestyle brand opening shop on East Passyunk Avenue

If you’ve walked down East Passyunk Avenue this week you might have spotted signage for something new called Heavy Weight. While the name may lead you to believe it’s something along the lines of a gym, this new business is actually a clothing brand based in Philly.


The location at 1912 E. Passyunk Ave. is seeing shift from old tenants like the wedding invitation shop and art gallery, to something new in the form of a men’s lifestyle apparel shop.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Attend this SOSNA meeting to learn more about mixed-use development planned for 2501 Washington Ave.

Councilman Johnson recently introduced a new bill to remap a lot at 25th and Washington to IRMX, which would allow a mix of residential and commercial to be built on the property, just like he did for the Lincoln Square project at Broad and Washington.


The project proposed for the lot at 2501 Washington Ave. has presented before with South of South Neighborhood Association, but the group will present one last time next week with plans for this mix of retail, apartments, homes, parking and more.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square 

Passyunk Passeggiata will bring entertainment and specials to East Passyunk Avenue again this summer

Last year East Passyunk Avenue introduced a new weekly event to bring more activity to the area on Wednesday nights.


Photo of the event from last year.

Passyunk Passeggiata will return on Wednesday, June 1 with live music, the singing fountain farmers market and deals and specials from local businesses.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

2012 Wharton development receives zoning board approval

In 2013 plans were first presented for a 50 home development at 2012 Wharton St. in Point Breeze. The project then went quiet for a few years, with not much movement beyond the demolition of a large warehouse that stood on the property.

The rendering from October for the homes at 2012 Wharton next door-ish.

A look at an old rendering of the project.

We then fast forward to 2016, when new plans for the project reemerged. This large development has now received the necessary approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

Vare-Washington to see $100,000 in improvements for United Way Day of Service in September

Southwark Elementary isn’t the only area school seeing some big improvements.


Vare-Washington, located at 1198 S. 5th St., has been chosen as a location for the United Way Day of Service in September. With the honor of hosting this service day comes the receipt of funding for $100,000 for improvements to the school and over 300 volunteers for the event in September.

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