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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

National website names Dickinson Narrows 2nd hottest neighborhood in the country

That’s what Redfin seems to think. A list released by the real estate website predicted the top 10 hottest neighborhoods in the country, including South Philly’s own Dickinson Narrows.

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More frequently called Dickinson Square West, named after Dickinson Square Park at 4th and Tasker, the area is the small gap between Passyunk and Pennsport, which is the strip of blocks between 4th, 6th, Washington and Mifflin. According to Redfin, it’s the most affordable and up-and-coming section of the city.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

5-story mixed-use project proposed for 2401 Washington Ave.

We’ve mentioned before that Washington Ave. could be seeing a huge transformation in the future with Bart Blatstein’s development, the Frankford Chocolate Factory for sale, restriping plans and more.

Screen Shot 2015 01 22 at 3.27.43 PM 640x412 5 story mixed use project proposed for 2401 Washington Ave.

A look at the proposed building

Now there’s a new potential mixed-use development worth talking about. At last night’s South of South Neighborhood Association zoning meeting, the architecture firm Harman Deutsch presented plans for a 5-story mixed-use building that would encompass 113 residential units, in addition to commercial space on the first floor of the building, in the large vacant lot at 2401 Washington Ave.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Hip & Thrifty is closing up shop at 1810 E. Passyunk Ave.

UPDATE: Hip & Thrifty is considering relocating in the future, though the shop has not found a suitable location yet.

It looks like another shop is closing on E. Passyunk Ave.

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Just last month, Knack closed up shop, now Hip & Thrifty, the women’s clothing and consignment shop at 1810 E. Passyunk Ave. is also closing its doors.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Delayed construction on former Scarduzio project at 12th and Morris could begin as soon as February

Back in September, we reported that construction would soon begin on the hole in the ground at 12th and Morris for a building that originally was meant to house a new restaurant for chef Chris Scarduzio, who has since backed out of the project.

Scarduzio out Delayed construction on former Scarduzio project at 12th and Morris could begin as soon as February

A look at the property after it was demolished in August

After a few months of nothing but a hole in the spot where Artisan Boulanger once stood, developer Stephen Olitsky tells us that construction could now begin as soon as February.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Huge warehouse on Christopher Columbus Blvd. could become storage facility

The long-vacant former paper distribution factory in the giant warehouse at 1910 Christopher Columbus Blvd. could soon be getting a new purpose as a storage facility.

IMG 9494 640x480 Huge warehouse on Christopher Columbus Blvd. could become storage facility

According to this permit, a moving and storage facility, registered to a known developer of public storage spaces and RV parks, could soon be coming to this space.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

East Passyunk Restaurant Week dates and restaurants announced

Clearly we all know that the avenue is the go-to place for good food in the city.

epa rw15 logo 640x496 East Passyunk Restaurant Week dates and restaurants announcedWe’ve dominated citywide restaurant rankings, like this one from Philly Mag, and have plenty to offer with a variety of cuisines. So forget about Center City’s Restaurant Week and prepare yourself for the upcoming East Passyunk Restaurant Week, running from Feb. 22 through Feb. 28.

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