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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

First Pics: Palo Santo Wellness Boutique now open at 1707 E. Passyunk Ave.

Palo Santo Wellness Boutique opened two weeks ago at 1707 E. Passyunk Ave. in the former Jane’s Yarn Shoppe.

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The space, which we first told you about in mid-March, offers yoga and fitness classes and services like massage, reiki and acupuncture, in addition to being a boutique selling jewelry, incense and more.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

LaBan’s top 25 Passyunk places highlights our embarrassment of riches

By now, we all know just how great our restaurant scene is on East Passyunk Avenue. This new guide from The Inquirer highlights food critic Craig LaBan’s favorite spot on the avenue.

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The list of 25 restaurants, bars and even a grocer (Green Aisle, of course) includes some of LaBan’s three bell rated restaurants like Palladino’s, Laurel and Noord, some two bell restaurants like Paradiso, and also some yet-to-be-rated establishments like Bing Bing Dim Sum and Ramayana.

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What's Happening in:  Stadium District 

How would you like to live at the Navy Yard?

Over the years, the Navy Yard has been transformed from an active Navy shipyard to a campus of offices deep in South Philly. In the near future, it could be seeing yet another transformation.

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The areas in orange are potential locations for residential developments. Image from PlanPhilly.

Instead of remaining as just an urban office campus, the Navy Yard could soon become a place for you to live.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Improvements being finalized for wonky intersection at 12th and Passyunk

Remember back in February 2014 when we reported the city would spend $300,000 on pedestrian improvements at 12th, Passyunk and Morris?

Plans are being finalized to make that a reality, and the even better news is that it is supposed to turn out a lot better than the lipstick-on-a-pig renovation up at 10th Street.

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One side of the 12th and Passyunk intersection is really far from the other. Pic taken last winter.

Plans have not been set in stone, but they include adding a traffic island in the middle of the intersection, expanding the curb at most street corners to shrink the distance pedestrians have to cross, extending the peninsula in front of A Man’s Image, adding pedestrian timing lights and of course, adding greenery and improving lighting.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Renderings of proposed 9th and Wharton development

After telling you about last week’s zoning meeting regarding a proposed development at 9th and Wharton, many of you sounded off with your opinions in the comment section, especially with the issue of parking in mind.

9th and wharton 640x367 Renderings of proposed 9th and Wharton development

The view of the proposed development from across the street at Pat’s Steaks. Renderings from Philly Mag.

Although there seem to be some neighborhood concerns regarding this proposal, we now have a look at some renderings for this potential development across from Pat’s King of Steaks at 9th and Wharton.

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