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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  Point Breeze 

Rowhouse Grocery launches Kickstarter to raise money for locally-owned Point Breeze food market

In the spring we told you about a locally-owned grocery that would be opening across from the Abbott’s Alderney Dairy at 1713 McKean St.

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The building for that market, to be called Rowhouse Grocery, is currently under construction. To make this community grocery store a reality, the the team behind Rowhouse Grocery has taken to Kickstarter to help raise money for some of the necessary equipment for this new business.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Kermit’s Bake Shoppe calls it quits on Washington Avenue

On Friday, November 25, Kermit’s Bake Shoppe posted a short and not-so-sweet message on Facebook about the Washington Avenue business closing.

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The “love child of a bakery and a pizzeria” that transformed the location at 2204 Washington Ave. has permanently closed after three years in business.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Court rules that Point Breeze Pop-Up beer garden was operating legally when shut down in 2015

If you recall, during the summer of 2015, the Point Breeze pop-up garden was a hot-topic situation.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections shut down the garden at 1622 Point Breeze Ave. on multiple occasions. Now over a year later, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has decided that the pop-up was in fact legally operating on the site.

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What's Happening in:  Whitman 

From barren blacktop to colorful play space: Taggart School unveils transformed schoolyard

This year a number of South Philly schools have been planning some much-needed improvements to their playgrounds and outdoor spaces. The Taggart School in Whitman is one of the now-completed schoolyard transformations.

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Photos provided by the Trust for Public Land.

At the beginning of the month, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the completed renovation, and in the coming week, the schoolyard at 400 W. Porter St. will be open for the public to utilize.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

South Philly Food Co-op announces 3,400 sq. ft. East Passyunk Crossing grocery store location

Your favorite theoretical grocery store is finally becoming a reality.

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South Philly Food Co-op has signed a lease on a location in East Passyunk Crossing. The storefront is a 3,400 sq. ft. ground floor space in a mixed-use building being developed at 2031 S. Juniper St.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Vaping trend leaving East Passyunk Avenue

In 2014 the trend of vaping started to make its way to South Philly. Cloud N9NE opened on East Passyunk Avenue, another shop called E-Cig came to 10th Street and even more shops opened on South Street.

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East Passyunk Avenue‘s two vape shops are now closed. Does this mean the vaping trend is dying off?

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

A look at first draft designs for Childs Elementary schoolyard improvments

Childs, Girard School and Kirkbride School are three South Philly schools that will be seeing some playground improvements. The Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University put together this program to allow these schools and others around the city to receive assistance in reinventing their outdoor play and learning spaces.

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All of the schools have been seeking feedback through surveys, but more recently, Neighbors Investing in Childs Elementary hosted an information session to present the first draft designs for the schoolyard improvements at G.W. Childs.

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