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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Third generation D’Angelo Bros. meat shop expected to close at the end of the month

Since 1910, D’Angelo’s Bros. Specialty Meat shop has been an Italian Market fixture. With no successor in line to take over the business for 67-year-old Sonny D’Angelo, it is time to say goodbye to the long-standing business.

Starting off a week of neon signs from the Italian Market with D’Angelo Brothers.

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The third generation shop at 909 S. 9th St. is expected to close at the end of this month.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Large Newbold home in need of some TLC edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a corner property at 1415 Morris St. with plenty of beautiful, original detailing. The high ceilings, built-ins and claw foot tub are all appealing, but this home is in need of some serious TLC to bring it to its full potential.

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If you’re ready for a home renovation challenge, this house may be just the one for you. For $299,000, this five bedroom and two bathroom home with 2,328 sq. ft. of space could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  Whitman 

Former Cooley’s Bar in Whitman to reopen as Otis & Pickle’s Speakeasy

The owner of the Spring Garden-based bar The Institute is planning a new concept for Whitman.

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Interior photo from owner Collazo on Facebook.

Owner Charlie Collazo is in the process of renovating the former Cooley’s Bar location at 3rd and Porter. This new bar, called Otis & Pickle’s Speakeasy, is expected to open in January of 2017.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

St. Rita’s Cascia Center receives approval from the Civic Design Review

Earlier in November we shared with you updated renderings for the St. Rita’s Cascia Center proposed for Broad and Ellsworth. The renderings featured scaled down building height from what was presented over the summer, but still showed a vast improvement from the original plans presented back in 2014.

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The “peacemaking” facility, which will have senior housing on the upper levels, passed through the Civic Design Review earlier this week, only receiving negative comments on the development’s lack of windows.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Queen of Jeans sign gets a permanent home on the Avenue at South Fellini

Now that the King of Jeans sign and building are gone from the Avenue, you might be missing that loved or loathed imagery.

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Photo courtesy of South Fellini.

Instead of the King of Jeans sign coming back in South Philly, Passyunk Square now has a permanent Queen of Jeans sign at the recently-opened South Fellini store at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave.

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