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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  Newbold :  Passyunk Square 

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.


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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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  West Passyunk 

HomeGrown Coffee & Creations to open instead of Puffessor Vape

We just told you about a new vape shop that would be coming to 1406 Jackson St. Very soon after sharing that news, Puffessor Vape switched concepts to something the owners believe will blend better with the neighborhood.


Photo sent to us by a neighborhood tipster.

Instead of vape, this location will soon become a coffee shop called HomeGrown Coffee & Creations.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate 

Asian Palace Restaurant to open in former La Stanza location

In 2011, La Stanza Italian restaurant on Oregon Avenue was paid a visit by the Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible,” in hopes of saving the family-run business. Despite that attempt, the La Stanza still ended up closing its doors for good.


Photo from Philly Happening.

A new restaurant called Asian Palace Restaurant is now set to open in the location at 2001 W. Oregon Ave.

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