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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Brown Chicken Brown Cow is open in Pennsport

Yeah, it opened a few months ago, but we finally got around to getting over there, so we figured we they should get a proper shout out. But what’s an ice cream shop doing opening for business in the fall, anyway?

People always love ice cream, says Steve Cho, co-owner of the name-popping shop, Brown Chicken – Brown Cow. That’s just what they said at Avenue Scoop in Bella Vista when they opened a couple months ago.

The Pennsport shop, which opened in late October on Second Street near Wharton, is diagonally in front of the neighborhood water park. It offers a variety of flavors such as tiramisu, chocolate dirt and graham cracker, plus basics such as sherbert and strawberry ice cream. Cho and his co-conspirator Eric Luther also offer up coffee in all forms (regular, espresso, latte) as well as tea and hot chocolate.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Sacred Heart school in Pennsport goes on the market

Looks like some big changes are coming to Pennsport.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School and its surrounding grounds at 3rd and Reed streets is on the market for $3.5 million, according to its listing. A few bids have come in for the 43,200 square foot property, according to a source familiar with it, including one that’s close to $2 million.

Looks almost medieval, like there would be a haunted cloak room

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia secured the services of mother and son team Kathy and Patrick Conway with Prudential Fox & Roach. Team Conway declined to comment on the offer, which seems a little low to us untrained observers.

Archdiocese officials are mulling over the offers for the school, which was closed down in June.

Speculation has been that, much like pending conversion of Annunciation BVM building at 12th and Wharton streets, a developer will buy the property and turn it into condos. The developer for the Annunciation school property, which also closed in June, has proposed a mixed use of condos and commercial space.

Sacred Heart, built 100 years ago, has grounds around it that could be turned into parking spaces.¬†Also, the listing notes, the building has other 20th Century charms for potential developers:¬†”All Rooms have 13 ft Tin Ceilings with Wonderful Light & Space. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Floors West Facing Rooms have Great Center City Views,” according to the listing.
The school also has a kitchen, fire tower and a full, finished basement, which has “boys and girls lavatory,” the listing reads.
Imagine, this could be your front door

– Regina Medina, of Pennsport, @ReginaMedina

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