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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Sponsored Post: Check out the new pool at FitnessWorks gym, 714 Reed St.

Feel like taking a dip in the pool, and get fit along the way? South Philly’s homegrown gym, Fitness Works 714 Reed St., has completely renovated its indoor, heated saltwater pool and it’s ready for your efforts to get in beach body shape.

The 15-meter pool on the gym’s underground level ranges in depth from 3 to 5 feet, and it’s kept about 83 degrees year round. A new technology uses salt water chlorine generation, so it’s less harsh on your eyes and hair than traditional pools.


The deck around the pool was recently resurfaced. Floats, noodles and kickboards are available for use, but make sure to bring a towel.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Mekong River closes in Pennsport for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center expansion

In 2013 a $4.1 million 24-hour veterinary center opened in Pennsport at 1114 S. Front St. That facility, called Veterinarian Specialty & Emergency Center, will soon be expanding, at the cost of one of Pennsport’s restaurants.

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Google Streetview image of the locations.

The Vietnamese restaurant called Mekong River is now closed at the intersection of Front and Titan.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  Point Breeze :  West Passyunk 

‘South Philly, West of Broad St.’ named as one of the country’s great beer ‘hoods’

East Passyunk Avenue is well-known as a destination for high-quality foods, but is West Passyunk and the general area west of Broad Street becoming a beer lover’s destination?

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According to DRAFT Magazine, a publication dedicated to all things beer, “South Philly, West of Broad St.” is one of the country’s best “hoods” for quality beers.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Art-inspired theatrical performance to be held in May at Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden

On Sunday, May 8 and Monday, May 9, you’ll have the chance to experience a South Philly community garden in a new way.

Community Garden

Renegade Company and Spirit Forward are bringing together theater and cocktails inspired by a famous painting. Hieronymus Bosch’s “The Garden of Earthly Delights” will serve as inspiration for the performance at the Southwark/Queen Village Community Garden at 311 Christian St.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Warrior Boxing Gym is moving to a larger location in the Bok School

The new businesses keep on rolling in at the Bok School. We’ve previously told you about everything from a preschool to a hair salon joining in on Lindsey Scannapieco’s renewal of this shuttered school, now the space is getting an even more diverse selection of businesses.

Warrior Boxing setting up shop in their new space at Bok! If you build it, they will box. : @warriorboxing1209

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Warrior Boxing Gym has announced that they will move into this new location at the school at 1901 S. 9th St., just down the street from their current, and soon-to-be former, location at 1209 Mifflin St.

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