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Former Cooley’s Bar in Whitman to reopen as Otis & Pickle’s Speakeasy

The owner of the Spring Garden-based bar The Institute is planning a new concept for Whitman.

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Interior photo from owner Collazo on Facebook.

Owner Charlie Collazo is in the process of renovating the former Cooley’s Bar location at 3rd and Porter. This new bar, called Otis & Pickle’s Speakeasy, is expected to open in January of 2017.

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What's Happening in:  Whitman 

From barren blacktop to colorful play space: Taggart School unveils transformed schoolyard

This year a number of South Philly schools have been planning some much-needed improvements to their playgrounds and outdoor spaces. The Taggart School in Whitman is one of the now-completed schoolyard transformations.

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Photos provided by the Trust for Public Land.

At the beginning of the month, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the completed renovation, and in the coming week, the schoolyard at 400 W. Porter St. will be open for the public to utilize.

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What's Happening in:  Whitman 

Whitman Plaza will have a free trolley service through the holiday season

Now that ShopRite has found a new home in Whitman Plaza, the shopping center is full of tenants with food, clothing and quite a few other retail options throughout. Everything from Burlington Coat Factory to PennDot is located in the plaza.

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To allow for easier shopping during the holiday season, Whitman Plaza will have a free trolley service running through the plaza from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

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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

A photo posted by Isaac T Lin (@tinwei) on

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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ShopRite opens today in Whitman Plaza

Over the past few weeks, ShopRite has been clearing out its location on Snyder Avenue to prepare for a big move to the former Pathmark location in Whitman Plaza. Since A&P Grocery filed for bankruptcy last summer and Pathmark closed soon after, the location has been empty.

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ShopRite team outside of the new location. Photo from ShopRite on Facebook.

Starting today, you’ll be able to stop in the larger retail space for all of your grocery shopping needs.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing :  Whitman 

‘Cambodia Town’ has its own song, music video

We’ve talked about “Cambodia Town” on the Passyunk Post before, sharing news of new businesses like Boba & Co. and I Heart Cambodia and even talk about the plan to create a business association to bring together the community here.

To bring more fuel to the cause to formally dub this area as ”Cambodia Town,” there is now a song dedicated to this culture-rich neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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