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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Ori Feibush planning ‘simple but new concept’ restaurant in former Buckminster’s space

Buckminster’s, the neo-bistro from┬áMichael Pasquarello, closed in June after less than a year at 21st and Federal.

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Now Ori Feibush, the developer who always has big plans for his Point Breeze neighborhood, will be opening a “simple but new concept” restaurant in this location with his fiancee Elise Lemay.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Which is the correct spelling of this Passyunk Square street: Ernst or Ernest?

It’s a case of mistaken street names. Is Ernst correct, or is Ernest the name of this Passyunk Square street? The street sign spells it one way, Google Maps spells it another.

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Photo of Google Maps’ incorrect street name spelling.

Residents are confused, so which is correct? According to city records, the street was renamed in 1858 as Ernst and despite incorrect street signs and confusion over the years, this is still the correct spelling of the street name.

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

Has the DNC brought more dining to East Passyunk Avenue? Not really

With the Democratic National Convention in town, you might expect to see an increase in traffic in the area. But are area restaurants reaping the rewards of this week’s guests to our city? As it turns out, not really.

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East Passyunk Avenue’s restaurants have been seeing “average or slower-than-usual” nights during this week’s DNC.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square :  Point Breeze 

Newly-opened Greenstreet Coffee shop already closing in Passyunk Square

Greenstreet Coffee decided to open a shop at 1134 Dickinson St. to expand the South Philly-based roastery with its first cafe in this area. After just a month in the location, Greenstreet has now decided that it’s time to move on.

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While Passyunk Square may be losing this coffee shop, Point Breeze will be gaining a new one. Greenstreet plans to open a new shop in just a few weeks at 1921 Alter St.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Point Breeze called one of the ‘best bad neighborhoods’ for purchasing a home

Point Breeze has been seeing changes in recent years, with more development and some new businesses attempting to revive the neighborhood.

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

Point Breeze pic from ilovebricks.

A recent real estate study has named Point Breeze as number 7 on a list of 35 “best bad neighborhoods” to buy homes. The study shows that house flipping in this area results in an average 138% return on investement.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Petition started to make car-free Broad Street median permanent

When we shared the news of the median parking ban on South Broad Street for the duration of the Democratic National Convention, many of our readers spoke out in the comment section in favor of a permanent ban on this middle-of-the-road parking.

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A petition has now been started to try to make this enforcement last longer than just this week.

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