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Dickinson Narrows Civic searching for office space

The Dickinson Narrows Civic Associationreceived some great news late last week. ¬†They’ve been awarded¬†a $10,000 grant from the Golden Rule Foundation and are gearing up to spend some of it on an office space.

They posted on their Facebook page that they aren’t looking for anything too big, just a place where they can stash a desk, copier and a few chairs, with Internet access. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a conventional private office as they are open to a shared work space, as long as it has enough room for 8-10 people to meet. Of course, somewhere within the Dickinson Narrows boundaries, 4th to 6th and Washington down to Mifflin, would be ideal.

Civic President Jeff Wiesner, said they only want to spend $350 a month including utilities. The rest of the money “is for general operating expenses for one year. Our budget includes: pursuing non-profit status, acquiring directors and officers insurance, distributing flyers throughout the neighborhood, refreshments for our meetings, cleanup supplies, and a new neighbor welcome packet,” Wiesner said.

Anyone have an idea for where the DNCA could set up shop? Let them know at

– Samantha Krotzer, @SamanthaKrotzer

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What's Happening in:  Dickinson Square West 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Buy This Dump edition

So, maybe it’s not pretty. But this $49,900 house — essentially a shell — at 715 Peirce St. could be a fine little home. At 756 square feet, it’s small, and somehow the listing, by Re/Max Access, says it’s a 3-bedroom. But hey, what do we know about the laws of physics?

That candy striping on the door could be a good sign
Hmm, charming

Judging by the red-striped violation sticker on the front, the owner got into a little trouble with L&I, so that’s probably a sign of a motivated seller.

3 bedroom shell that is in need of full rehab, this property needs all new plumbing, electric and mechanicals. Great rental potential. Property is being sold in as is condition, buyer responsible for u/o, all offers will be presented. Sheriff sale assignment. Property is ez to show.

Yeah, because there’s nothing to show, but who are we to judge? There’s only potential here. You could probably get it for $40k, spend another $40k gussying it up, and you have a brand new house with a $500 mortgage payment. Plus, if you rehab this, you’d make so many neighbors happy. What do you think? Is it worth it?
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