Since 2011, Passyunk Gardens has brought neighbors together through its urban gardening program. Maintained by volunteers, the community garden now faces an end as the land owners have decided to sell the property.
When Pennsylvania put the word out that licenses to grow, process, and distribute medical marijuana was being considered, hundreds of prospective entrepreneurs and dedicated professionals responded. With only 12 grower licenses and 27 dispensary permits being issued state-wide, many would be denied. However, after passing a critical zoning hurdle on March 20th, Jesse Coscia was granted permission to proceed with a proposed dispensary at 1125 E. Passyunk Ave., just blocks from the Italian Market.