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New tenant lined up for vacant bank space at Broad and Snyder

It appears that changes will be coming soon to Broad and Snyder.


Two years ago the former Beneficial Bank building was sold, now there is finally a new tenant lined up for the location.

We don’t know just yet what will be opening here, but something is finally set for this building that has been vacant since Beneficial Bank moved to Passyunk and Mifflin in the summer of 2012. With 3,800 sq. ft. on the ground floor, along with a 1,500 sq. ft. mezzanine, there are tons of possibilities for a space of this size. You can check out some photos of the building’s interior here. The building was listed for $799,000 in 2012 and has been up for rent since it was sold to a new owner in 2013.

The building is zoned CMX-2, which means that the space could be used for retail, restaurants, banks and residential usage.

We’ll update you as soon as we learn more about what is opening here.

In the meanwhile, what sort of business are you hoping will move into this space?

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18 Responses to New tenant lined up for vacant bank space at Broad and Snyder

  1. Aaron B October 26, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    CMX-2, perfect for some luxury condos.
    So long as they can get a curb cut for 2 parking spaces per unit!

    • Greg October 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

      Curb cut is not likely at a bus stop.
      Vape shops are a thing of the moment. What happens in 2 years?
      Medical offices (not drug clinic) , restaurants ( no more fast food ) retail quality store (not dollar store) are needed .
      That block has enough of those . Maybe WaWa wants to make a new store?

      • ProvWitout October 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

        I like the WaWa idea… Wow… I’d just never get a hoagie there like I would if I was stuck in Jersey somewhere… No good sandwich options in Jersey. In Philly, there are plenty… So they’d have some stiff competition on quality while they do excel at efficiency… Good idea…

      • Carole October 26, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

        WaWa would be PERFECT.

      • Michael October 29, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

        I also would LOVE a WaWa

  2. Karen a October 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    It’s a dream, but maybe a higher end shoe store? Like bus stop over in queen village.

  3. Zachary October 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm #

    I would love to see a vape shop there, or maybe a place that sells school uniforms.

    • Byron October 26, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

      Totally, can’t have enough!

  4. Melanie October 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    I would like it to be a Wegmans

    • Sam October 27, 2015 at 9:38 am #

      Wegmans would be amazing! Or at least a Trader Joes.

      • lou_100X October 30, 2015 at 3:44 pm #

        Too close to the new Wegman’s at Snyder Plaza.

  5. ProvWitout October 26, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Everyone is so adamant that bicycles are supposed to take over the city and nobody should want cars anymore… I’d like to see it put to the test. How about a bike and scooter shop that handles sales and repairs…? Thats at least a more exciting idea… And in the spirit of things, you could even petition for one of those bike share racks to be put on the extra large pavement there near the subway station. It would fit in well… I’d welcome it.

  6. John October 26, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    A brewery would be nice.

  7. Mike October 29, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    It would be really nice if something worth it went into this building and they started to clean up the slop on Broad & Snyder. Growing up in South Philly and a resident for 35 years, Broad & Snyder was the place to be. It’s a shame what it has become over the years. Now, if they could only figure out something to do with that prison of a dump school across the street…

  8. spf5000 October 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    South Philly Food Coop! Or a brewery. Or an art gallery for medium and large formats. Think mini Tate Modern.

  9. TID October 30, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    Anything that gets the garbage (literal and figurative) off the sidewalk & corner there would be great. Right now – and for a while – Broad & Snyder has been the nexus to Hell. Any upkeep and change to that intersection would exponentially go to developing the area in the manner being seen by just two blocks away.

  10. Geri Di Santis October 30, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    That area needs to be cleaned up. It is a total disgrace and filthy dirty. I can’t imagine what business would want to occupy any corner of Broad & Snyder.Wawa would ruin their reputation and the clientele who frequent that area are not customers of Trader Joe’s.Clean it up then you can talk high end businesses.

  11. Anna Maria November 7, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    It’s a beautiful, elegant building and needs a use that is equally elegant. The attributes of that building are its classic architecture and very high volume ceilings. The ceilings are so high, you can build a mezzanine with a glass rail. The negatives of the building are that it is at Broad and Snyder with a hodge-podge of mess surrounding it. An art gallery on the first floor with a cafe on the mezzanine would be excellent. “Build it and they will come.”

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