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ACME is opening in the former ShopRite location in Snyder Plaza

ShopRite recently moved from Snyder Plaza to a larger location in Whitman Plaza, leaving Pennsport and Whitman-area residents with less grocery store options.

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A new tenant has now been announced for ShopRite’s former location. In the summer of 2017, ACME will be opening in the storefront at 29 Snyder Ave. 

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Cafe opening in former vacuum repair shop near Front and Snyder

A new business called Valena’s Simple Cafe is coming to the former vacuum repair shop and “music spot” near the corner of Front and Snyder.

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At this time we don’t know much about this new business, but a “coming soon” banner is currently hanging outside of the location.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Snyder Plaza is getting a mural makeover

The Mural Arts Program has a big project happening in South Philly. Snyder Plaza is getting a colorful makeover with murals from four artists.

Day 3 mural progress report

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The box stores that occupy the plaza are already beginning to look less like a generic shopping center and more like a colorful destination. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Developer proposes 10 high-rises, 100 townhomes for large stretch of Columbus Boulevard

Columbus Boulevard could be seeing some huge development if a zoning ordinance is approved. K4 developers presented to the Pennsport Civic Association last week, sharing the high volume plan to bring 10-story residential high rises and as many as 100 townhomes to a location on Columbus Boulevard.

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Barton Partners rendering, via Philly.com.

Last year K4 purchased the 18-acre property on Columbus between Washington Avenue and Reed Street from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19. The developers are also hoping to acquire another 8-acre property from the union.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Pennsport’s South Helm receives two-bell review

Pennsport’s restaurants are on a roll. Very recently The Dutch received a two-bell review from Craig Laban, now another nearby restaurant has also received a “very good” review from The Inquirer food critic. This is a nice turnaround for these locations, which both were homes to different restaurants last year.

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South Helm, the restaurant that replaced First Ward Sandwich at Front and Morris, has received a two-bell review.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Pennsport renovation potential edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a home that has slightly dated finishings, but plenty of potential. The colorfully-painted home has charming built-ins, a spiral staircase and a nice location in Pennsport. With a little TLC, this could be the home you’ve been looking for.

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The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 990 sq. ft. home at 339 Dickinson St. is currently listed for $224,900.

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