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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Vybe Urgent Care facility has opened in the former Torre location on Broad Street

After 30 years in business, the men’s clothing store Torre Big and Tall closedat 1217 S. Broad St. in 2014, leaving a large vacancy in a prime Broad Street location. That building is now home to a new urgent care facility.

 

IMG_3309Vybe Urgent Care opened on Monday, January 30, bringing its fourth healthcare center to the Philadelphia-area.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee reviews updated Royal Theater plans

The development process for South Street’s Royal Theater has been moving forward slowly. The project was connected to developer Carl Dranoff until October, when he sold the property to Robert Roskamp, a developer with work in Florida and Chester County.

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Roskamp’s redevelopment vision includes the reuse of some of the historic theater’s structure, but with the addition of new construction to create a mix of apartments and townhouses. The project went before the Historical Commission’s Architectural Committee this week.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Second District Brewing Co. is coming soon to Newbold

Just over a year ago we shared with you that “large steel vats/barrels inside as well as what looked to be a bar” were spotted at a location in Newbold. What appeared to be the start of some sort of brewpub has finally been confirmed.

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In February, Second District Brewing Co., a collaboration between developer John Longacre and Curt Decker, the owner of Nodding Head, is expected to open at 1939 S. Bancroft St.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Zillow predicts Point Breeze and ‘Greenwich’ to be Philly’s new hottest neighborhoods

Is Point Breeze going to be Philly’s new hottest neighborhood? Zillow says yes.

Point Breeze pic (anyone know the street?) from ilovebricks.

With increased development, some new restaurants popping up and more progress, Zillow is predicting that the area could be a new destination neighborhood. Also on the list is “Greenwich,” which is Zillow’s name for the area between 9th and 4th Streets and Mifflin and Snyder.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Reed Estates passes through Civic Design Review despite split opinions on project’s density

We recently shared with you plans for Reed Estates, a development that would bring 26 single-family homes to Pennsport.

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The project for 116 Reed St. was reviewed by the Civic Design Review this week. Two board members expressed split opinions on whether the density and lack of greenery is a “missed opportunity.”

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Hawthornes owners to match soda tax revenue to donate to Andrew Jackson School

The newly-implemented soda tax has outraged many with the increased prices on not just soda, but also other sugary beverages in the city.

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Not everyone is getting mad about the tax, though. Local restaurant owners Chris Fetfatzes and Heather Annechiarico of Hawthornes are making the tax a bigger initiative to raise money for the Andrew Jackson School.

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