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Former West Passyunk Avenue Goodwill to become a laundromat

A Goodwill store closed at 22nd and West Passyunk Avenue years ago.

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Google streetview image of the location.

After sitting vacant for some time now, the store’s former location is finally becoming something new. Permits pulled for the location show that a larger laundromat will be coming to that spot.

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Take a look at schoolyard improvement designs for Childs, Kirkbride and Girard Schools

Since October, we’ve been sharing with you the progress of schoolyard designs for three South Philadelphia schools that would be receiving updated designs for their play and learning spaces thanks to a program through the Big Sandbox, the Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University.

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After a few months of the design process, including feedback from students, parents and community members, the final design boards are completed for George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.

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Oregon Avenue ACME now sells wine

You’ll no longer need to take a separate trip to the liquor store if you’re hoping to buy a bottle of wine getting your groceries at one South Philly supermarket. Now that PA law allows grocery stores to sell wine, a local ACME is getting in on the fun.


If you take a trip to the store at 19th and Oregon, you’ll be greeted by a selection of wines, in addition to the already-existing beer selection.

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Cafe from Kay Kays Cakes and T&N HomeMade Kitchen coming to 19th and Ritner

T&N HomeMade Kitchen and Kay Kays Cakes are teaming up for a new cafe.

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Photo of the location sent to us by Audie Murphy.

The former Relli’s Deli location at the corner of 19th and Ritner is being renovated for this new business, expected to open in February 2017.

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What would you like to see improved at these three South Philly schoolyards?

It was recently announced that three South Philly schools would be planning for schoolyard reinvention, thanks to the Big Sandbox, Knight Foundation, TBS and students from the University of Colorado and Iowa State University. Landscape architecture students at the universities will be helping create designs for improved schoolyards at George W. Childs Elementary, the Stephen Girard School and Eliza B. Kirkbride School.

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Childs Elementary.

All three schools are currently working to engage the community in the process. Surveys have been released to ask a number of questions about what improvements you would like to see for the outdoor spaces at the schools.

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