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Laundromat to replace former Federal Pretzel Baking Company at 636 Federal St.

It’s been several years now since a fire shuttered the Federal Pretzel Baking Company location at 636 Federal St.


Photo of the location from Naked Philly.

Now plans are moving forward to bring a laundromat, and likely another business, to this long-vacant location.

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After the fire, the neighborhood made it work with just one late-night pretzel bakery but the building on Federal Street remained vacant. We checked in on this property a couple years back, noting that it had changed hands a few times since the fire and that the building, including an office space on 7th Street, was available for rent for $3,000/mo.

Wouldn’t you know, the property changed hands again earlier this year. In March, B&D Property LLC bought the property, which also includes a parcel on Manton Street. And finally, after years of vacancy and changing ownership, it looks like something is happening here. According to permits, a laundromat will be opening in part of the building on Federal Street, with room for another business next door. Plans also call for the demolition of the building on 7th Street and the construction of two single-family homes in its place. Finally, the developers are also building a duplex on Manton Street.

Another development being planned is for apartments and a ground floor retail space in the building next door at 630 Federal St. You can read more about that here.

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