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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.

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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:  Girard Estate :  Newbold :  Passyunk Square 

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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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  Point Breeze 

Rowhouse Grocery launches Kickstarter to raise money for locally-owned Point Breeze food market

In the spring we told you about a locally-owned grocery that would be opening across from the Abbott’s Alderney Dairy at 1713 McKean St.

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The building for that market, to be called Rowhouse Grocery, is currently under construction. To make this community grocery store a reality, the the team behind Rowhouse Grocery has taken to Kickstarter to help raise money for some of the necessary equipment for this new business.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Large Newbold home in need of some TLC edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a corner property at 1415 Morris St. with plenty of beautiful, original detailing. The high ceilings, built-ins and claw foot tub are all appealing, but this home is in need of some serious TLC to bring it to its full potential.

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If you’re ready for a home renovation challenge, this house may be just the one for you. For $299,000, this five bedroom and two bathroom home with 2,328 sq. ft. of space could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

St. Rita’s Cascia Center receives approval from the Civic Design Review

Earlier in November we shared with you updated renderings for the St. Rita’s Cascia Center proposed for Broad and Ellsworth. The renderings featured scaled down building height from what was presented over the summer, but still showed a vast improvement from the original plans presented back in 2014.

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The “peacemaking” facility, which will have senior housing on the upper levels, passed through the Civic Design Review earlier this week, only receiving negative comments on the development’s lack of windows.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Designer-owned Broad Street brownstone edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 2,778 sq. ft. home right on Broad Street. The designer-owned brownstone is complete with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and plenty of lavish details (have you ever wanted a separate space for an au pair or guests? You have it here).

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If you have $769,900 to spend, this home at 1630 S. Broad St. could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated Cascia Center renderings feature scaled-down building height

Over the summer the plans for a Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth returned in a big way. Plans presented back in 2014 were for a single-story facility that would give St. Rita’s church additional space as a “peacemaking” facility. When plans reemerged after receiving criticism for not using the location’s potential, things changed in a big way.

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Since the summertime, the plans have been scaled back slightly. Instead of the height being about the same as that of the church, the mixed-use building is now proposed at five-stories.

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