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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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Kermit’s Bake Shoppe calls it quits on Washington Avenue

On Friday, November 25, Kermit’s Bake Shoppe posted a short and not-so-sweet message on Facebook about the Washington Avenue business closing.

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The “love child of a bakery and a pizzeria” that transformed the location at 2204 Washington Ave. has permanently closed after three years in business.

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Court rules that Point Breeze Pop-Up beer garden was operating legally when shut down in 2015

If you recall, during the summer of 2015, the Point Breeze pop-up garden was a hot-topic situation.

The Department of Licenses and Inspections shut down the garden at 1622 Point Breeze Ave. on multiple occasions. Now over a year later, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has decided that the pop-up was in fact legally operating on the site.

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Point Breeze community continuing to fight for Smith School

The Smith School at 19th and Wharton was one of the schools put up for sale in 2013, along with Vare in Pennsport and the now-transformed Bok.

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Since the school’s closure, nearby residents have been fighting to get it back as an educational institution instead of becoming a development site for Concordia Group.  Continue Reading →

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Diversified Community Services has received $100,000 for Point Breeze Avenue revitalization

Earlier this week Wells Fargo announced that it would be donating $500,000 to community revitalization efforts through the company’s NeighborhoodLIFT program.

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Among the five Philadelphia-based organizations receiving a $100,000 share of the half of a million dollars is Diversified Community Services, a Point Breeze-based non-profit dedicated to improving the neighborhood.

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Two new PWD rain gardens are coming to Point Breeze

Green City, Clean Waters has been bringing green infrastructure improvements to the city, with new rain gardens in the form of planters and trenches with trees, along with some less-visible improvements below-ground. The city’s plan is for the program is to triple in size by 2021 to keep making Philadelphia a greener city.

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Point Breeze will soon be seeing more rain gardens, one at 1701 S. Ringgold St. and another at 1900 Point Breeze Ave. thanks to Green City, Clean Waters. On Tuesday, October 18, the Philadelphia Water Department will be giving the neighborhood the opportunity to learn more about the improvements coming to these two lots.

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Updated plans for 1245 Point Breeze Ave. still not a crowd-pleaser for residents

The last time we told you about the development of 1245 Point Breeze Ave., it was in regards to a food co-op that was proposed for the location. That idea was shot down by the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment, forcing Ori Feibush to rethink his plans for the location.

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Old renderings of the location from when the co-op was still in the works.

The new concept for the Point Breeze Avenue property includes four stories with twelve apartments that would each be roughly 500 sq. ft. According to Metro, despite these altered plans, residents attending last week’s South Philadelphia HOMES meeting in regards to the development were still not pleased.

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