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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Lower Moyamensing 

Landmark Architecture has moved into vacant Snyder Ave. storefront

Snyder Avenue is getting a boost with a new office.

Landmark Architectural Design, the firm behind the building that will replace the Broad Street armory, moved into the corner storefront at Snyder and Juniper nearly two months ago after rehabbing the interior.

You might not know it from the outside, though.

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But don’t fret, owner Vincent Mancini says they are in the process of sprucing up the facade. Here’s what it will look like:

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Rendering of the Snyder side

 

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The Juniper side

And it’s already better than the previous tenant, a medical supply store with weird hours and boxes piled up over the window. It closed in December.

They uncovered that block holding up the awning and uncovered a cast iron pillar

They uncovered that block holding up the awning and uncovered a cast iron pillar

In case you’re keeping track, that means four trees where there weren’t any (planting in the fall), new lighting where there wasn’t any, a window where there wasn’t one and an ivy wall using what’s called a “green screen.”

Lamdmark’s move – they were at 1303 S. Broad St. but Mancini sold the building — is hopefully the beginning of several new businesses along this strip.

Snyder Avenue has sort of a bad reputation, but once you get out of your car and walk around, there’s actually a lot to like. Let’s hope other people start agreeing.

 

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3 Responses to Landmark Architecture has moved into vacant Snyder Ave. storefront

  1. David F. May 6, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Ah, my aunt and uncle’s old luggage store and repair shop! Glad to see it getting new life.

  2. Nate May 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Great! More good news for Snyder Ave!

  3. Julie May 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    oh this is wonderful! Not only will I have something nice to look at on my way to the subway, but hopefully this rehab will inspire others to do the same, or at least try to keep the sidewalk clean.

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