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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Snyder Ave is Getting a New Deli

For a couple of years this location at 15th and Snyder was a great corner barbershop, then for a hot second it was a Boost Mobile store that nobody went into. After being vacant for several months, a new tenant is setting up shop. Specifically, a deli.

snyder avenue is getting a deli where boost mobile store was for like three seconds

I spoke with the new proprietor, Craig, on Saturday who tells me that he’ll be serving hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, smoothies and more.
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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Columbus Square renovation project delayed

It didn’t come as a surprise, but they weren’t exactly planning for it either. Renovations for Columbus Square Park have been delayed due do a state funding rule that requires the city to hire an archaeologist to make sure the site isn’t – you know, hiding anything of historical significance.

Columbus Square renovation project in South Philadelphia delayed
“The city has dealt with this before. It’s not unusual with these type of projects,” says Ilene Wilder, President of the Columbus Square Advisory Council. “We’re working with the city and just waiting for the archaeology report now.”
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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Broad Street Wendy’s Sign Goes Up

Last March we hoped it wouldn’t be, but it is. A Wendy’s is coming to Broad and Snyder and now have the signage to prove it. Reader Richard Everill III sent us this photo of the the sign going up.

Wendys at Broad and Snyder in South Philadelphia - photo by Richard Everill III for Passyunk Post

It was back in October 2015 when the then-mystery tenant was obtained. However, while folks were none-to-thrilled and shared their thoughts with us, at the  South Broad Street Neighborhood Association meeting on March 15, 2016, there wasn’t as much vocal objection as expected, according to SBSNA president, Peter Zutter. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

DIY Network pilot show featuring East Passyunk home

If you’re at home this Saturday night at 8pm, you might want to turn into the DIY Network to check out Philly Street Flippin’, a new house flipping show featuring Rachel Street and her company, Hestia Construction.

DIY Network pilot show featuring East Passyunk home on Philly Street Flippin

What makes this even more relevant to Passyunk-area folks is that the show will feature a recently renovated East Passyunk home at 1042 Tasker St.
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