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Author Archive | Martina Merlo

What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

As another fire hits Fabric Row, a damaged shop pops up

It has been an unfortunate few months for Fabric Row. On Thursday, Anh’s Custom Tailors Cleaners on the corner of 4th and Catherine caught fire.

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New skate park opens along Schuylkill under Grays Ferry Avenue bridge

In a seemingly unsuspecting and tranquil area at the beginning (or end, depending where you start) of Schuylkill Banks Trail, the cute little woodland creatures (and the P’yunk Post, of course) have begun to take notice of some noisier and more fast-paced activities.

The Grays Ferry Crescent, which is on the east side of the Schuylkill between 34th Street and Gray’s Ferry Avenue, is no longer only the home of a verdant bike trail.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Queen Village 

South Philly food truck favorite Taco Loco undergoes some changes

Taco Loco, a long-standing Mexican food truck on Washington Avenue between 4th and 5th, has recently received a brand new paint job, along with a general sprucing-up.

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Once a regular white South Philly food truck covered in general wear and tear (and occasionally some vandalism), the Taco Loco now exudes excellence on the outside, reflecting its amazing food that may once have been overlooked by much of the street traffic.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

About 100 vendors expected at Old Swede’s food truck flea market this weekend

Old Swede’s Church is hosting another one of their fantastic flea markets this Saturday, May 18. Past years have seen the grounds of the church, at Christian Street and Delaware Ave., filled with more than 100 vendors selling jewelry or art, old books, candlesticks, trinkets, etc.

Old Swede's Flea

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The flea market, which runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., also will feature several food trucks plus live music.

For more information, check out Old Swede’s website. Wow, we’re giving the Swedes all kinds of coverage lately…

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