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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Witch Craft Beer Crawl to cast a spell over E. Passyunk Ave on Oct. 22

Looking for a Halloween-appropriate way to do a bar tour? The 5th Annual Witch Craft Beer Crawl is coming to E. Passyunk Ave. on Oct. 22.

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To participate in the beer crawl, all you need is to spend $6.66–you know, the number of the Beast–in order to take advantage of $3.00 craft beers at 13 restaurants along the avenue. Check out the map!

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Is the CVS Pharmacy at 11th and Washington sinking?

There were some tense moments at the CVS Pharmacy located at 11th and Washington Friday night.

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Here’s the scene Monday morning. (Photo: James Jennings)

L+I ordered an emergency evacuation and closure of the property located at 1001 Washington Ave. after the Philadelphia Police noticed a significant crack in one of the pillars at the entrance. A depression in the parking lot raised fears that the store could possibly be sinking. Say what, now?

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Vintage ‘Hutchinson House’ edition

This is a sponsored SoPhilly Spotlight. To get your listing featured, email albert@passyunkpost.com.


For this week’s SoPhilly Spotlight, we bring you a cute little number that has so many vintage details it could make you start doing the Twist.

This 2-bed, 1-bath rental home at 2003 S. Hutchinson St. (between 10th and 11th, near McKean) has about 1,000 square feet, a great location and a kitchen straight out of “Leave it to Beaver” (in a cute kind of way). It’s going for $1,550 a month. The place is ready for move-in immediately, and the rent would be free for the rest of October.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Waiting game for Whetstone on 5th & Bainbridge Street

It looks like the opening of Chef Jeremy Nolen’s Whetstone restaurant in the former Adsum/Tapestry space on 5th and Bainbridge St. will be pushed into early 2015.

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The future Whetstone (Photo: James Jennings)

Nolen, the man behind the crazy-good menu at Brauhaus Schmitz, will look to keep it an “affordable” option in Queen Village with an ever-changing seasonal menu, according to foobooz. While we don’t know the exact date it will open, Nolan did provide us with some intriguing tastes of what’s to come.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Friends of Bainbridge Green will host Dining Under the Stars October 21st

UPDATE: Due to the threat of inclement weather, Dancing Under the Stars has been moved back a week to Oct. 28th. That gives you one more week to support the cause and score some great food from Southwark, Ela and Ox Coffee! 

Original Post: Bainbridge Green, that long strip of parking-metered land that divides the north and south lanes of Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Street, recently launched a new website that outlines the goals of placemaking efforts by the Friends of Bainbridge Green. What does any major project need to succeed? The funds to make the dream possible.

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This could be much greener in the future. (Photo via Plan Philly)

Enter Dining Under the Stars, a dynamic fundraising event that aims to transform the space into a mini-Night Market of sorts, complete with food trucks, live music on one side and a ticketed fine dining element, featuring cuisine from nearby foodie-stalwarts Southwark, Ela and Ox Coffee, on the other.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Recent improvements have brightened up Southwark Elementary

Jackson Elementary isn’t the only school in South Philly getting updates this fall. Southwark Elementary at 1835 S. 9th Street has also seen some recent upgrades.

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Photos provided by Beth Dougherty, EPX civic education chair

Southwark has gotten a lot more colorful with new murals on each floor of the 3-story school, bright colors painted in the hallways and a freshly painted front door, featuring a new sign and logo. Plus, there’s a now refurbished garden outside.

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1st floor mural at Southwark

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Expect a bigger, beery-er Hawthorne’s experience in the near future

After a fire tore through Hawthorne’s back in February, it’s clear that they have one thing on their mind: Go big, or go home.

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A new dawn will soon rise at Hawthorne’s. (Photo: Hawthorne’s)

Foobooz reports that the beer boutique and eatery located at 11th and Fitzwater St. will open up with a bigger beer/booze selection and something the they’re calling the “ace up their sleeve” when it comes to the next big thing on the Philly beer scene. Color us officially intrigued.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

7-story mixed-use building proposed for corner of 6th and Washington Ave.

The Queen Village Neighborhood Association will discuss the proposed demolition of three existing structures at 541 and 542 Washington Ave. and 1043 S. 6th St. in favor of a 7-story mixed-use building.

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A look at the northeast corner of 6th and Washington Avenue (Photo: James Jennings)

The project needs a zoning variance and the public meeting will take place on Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weccacoe Playground building.

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

Valet parking on East Passyunk Avenue expands to 6-days a week

Remember that time you finally snagged a reservation at Laurel and nearly missed it due to circling the block in search of a parking spot near E. Passyunk Ave.? Well, that’s all about to change.

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Chef Christopher Kearse of Will BYOB will validate your parking spot. (Photo: Aversa PR)

The East Passyunk Business Improvement District and Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Committee announced that, effective immediately, the valet service typically available Friday and Saturday nights will be expanded to six days a week. Valet will now be offered Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to midnight in two specific areas.

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