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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Second District Brewing Co. is coming soon to Newbold

Just over a year ago we shared with you that “large steel vats/barrels inside as well as what looked to be a bar” were spotted at a location in Newbold. What appeared to be the start of some sort of brewpub has finally been confirmed.

Brew pub brewing?

In February, Second District Brewing Co., a collaboration between developer John Longacre and Curt Decker, the owner of Nodding Head, is expected to open at 1939 S. Bancroft St.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Reed Estates could bring 26 single-family homes to Pennsport

A the end of December a proposal for a mix of apartments, townhouses and retail, with the addition of one very tall billboard, was presented for the Freda Meats factory in Pennsport.

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A less controversial development is also being planned in the neighborhood at 116-30 Reed St., featuring 26 single-family homes.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Via Bicycle relocating to Broad and Bainbridge

Via Bicycle has been located at 606 S. 9th St. for 20 years. The long-standing bicycle shop is about to make a big change, with the relocation of the shop and owner Curtis Anthony’s vintage bike collection.

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In the spring, Via will be opening in a new location at Broad and Bainbridge, according to Newsworks.

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What's Happening in:  Queen Village 

Kid Hazo installing signs in Queen Village thanks to community grant program

The Community Grant Program through Queen Village Neighbors Association is bringing more positive street art to the area.

Kid Hazo’s art installations, featuring street signs with messages like, “Don’t act like garbage, throw out your trash,” are being put up throughout the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Lume Creative Learning Studios to open in former Boutique W location

The 1200 sq. ft. storefront at 1916-18 E. Passyunk Ave. is about to get a new tenant.


Lauren Parker, formerly the co-owner of Mew Gallery that closed at 9th and Christian in 2010, is opening a new creative learning studio with workshops for visual arts, movement and music. Lume is expected to open in January or February.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Proposed Freda Meat facility mixed-use project is all about the billboard

The long-standing Freda Meats factory on Front Street in Pennsport could become a a mixed-use project with 48 apartments, a ground-floor parking garage, 4 townhouses and 30,000 sq. ft of commercial space. While the concept of transforming this Pennsport block is huge in itself, the major part of the project is a 120 ft. tall LED billboard that would be placed on the roof, in replacement of the outdated and just-too-short to be seen from I-95 structure currently on top of the warehouse.

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At Tuesday night’s Pennsport Civic Association meeting, the room of 50 area residents expressed concerns mainly about the massive billboard that they believe would affect the neighborhood’s view, even more so than the existing Chickie’s and Pete’s billboard. Throughout the presentation it was emphasized by the development team that without this billboard, the project will not happen.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Cloud N9NE’s former space now home to a pop-up boutique

Last month we told you about the vaping trend leaving East Passyunk Avenue, with two shops having closed in 2016. Now Cloud N9NE’s former space at 1832 E. Passyunk Ave. has a new tenant for the month of December.


Orgotton (Organic + Cotton), a women’s clothing line made from sustainable materials, will be selling their clothing and more at a pop-up shop in the location this holiday season.

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