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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Opportunity piles up on Snyder Ave. as Superior Plumbing Supply plans to close

The Superior Plumbing Supply shop at 1218 Snyder Ave. will be closing at the end of September, according to the shop owner, who dished all about it when we went in recently to purchase a sidewalk grate. The phone number is already disconnected.

Google streetview screen grab

Google streetview screen grab

If you’ve never seen the store, it occupies one of the largest commercial spaces on Snyder Avenue, with toilets, sinks, and miscellaneous plumbing materials lining the window display. Above the shop are three floors of apartments.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Rumor Mill: Coffee shop coming to 13th and Snyder?

Not so fast.

Remember the abandoned “South Philadelphia Shipping Center” building on the corner of 13th and Snyder Avenue?

The view last week. Say hi, sir

The view last week. Say hi, sir

Well, it’s being renovated. After we posted about an architect’s office coming to Snyder and Juniper, we kept hearing rumors that a coffee shop was going to the 13th Street corner. But unfortunately, the “For Rent” signs in the window indicate it is still available, which the owner of the building confirmed.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Medical facility on 13th Street approved for offices?

UPDATE: This post has been updated, again, from an earlier version.

If you have walked down 13th Street, just south of McKean, in the past few months, you may have noticed the zoning sign posted on the old 13th Street Medical Centre at 2022 S 13th Street. The building is currently empty and collecting litter.

We spoke to the church located next door at 2026 S. 13th Street, IFGF Church, who stated the building previously belonged to their organization. However, they were unable to get a permit for construction, so they decided to sell it in 2010.

City records say the St. George Orthodox church bought it in December 2010 for $200,000. They applied for a zoning variance to change the use to “administrative office for a religious organization to include meeting rooms, after-school programs, tutoring, social services and bible study.”

They were granted the permit in December by the ZBA over the objections of the EPX Civic. One possible twist is that Zillow says the building has been approved for short sale, though we couldn’t immediately confirm that. The building is approximately 4,800 square feet and there’s no sale price listed.

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East Passyunk Social Media Roll Call

As you all may know, East Passyunk is quickly becoming the leading destination in the Philadelphia area for its food, shopping and affordable housing. We thought it would be helpful for our readers to have a roll call of all the twitter feeds to follow in order to stay informed on neighborhood happenings.

Note, this list is not necessarily comprehensive, but we would be happy to add more. Email us at albert@passyunkpost.com with your social media links, or post them in the comments.

Check them all out after the jump.

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