Well, it’s being renovated. After we posted about an architect’s office coming to Snyder and Juniper, we kept hearing rumors that a coffee shop was going to the 13th Street corner. But unfortunately, the “For Rent” signs in the window indicate it is still available, which the owner of the building confirmed.
The corner storefront that has played host to a series of coffee shops at 10th and Carpenter just got another one called Down Dog Healing Cafe.
We first told you about paper going over the windows here in February and mentioned that the space has seen Mazag, Filter and inFusion come and go over the years. It had been empty for more than a year until Down Dog opened there yesterday. Although it is another shop serving coffee, the good news is that Down Dog Healing will distinguish itself from its predecessors.
The main Molly’s at 1010 S. 9th Street, the best place for used books and records in South Philly, will still be open seven days a week, so don’t worry. But their second location, which has had more limited hours, is closing soon.
Soon to be Vanilya bakery. Note that the apartment is already rented
After some digging, we figured out the storefront was linked to a woman who ran a bakery in Brooklyn called Vanilya and speculated that she would be opening a shop here. But she said no decisions had been made on what to do with the space.
Well, little has happened at the building – perhaps too little. A curious reader happened to look into the box late last week to see what kind of suggestions were in there. Turns out, there was only a shutoff notice from PGW.
An interesting real-estate listing popped up on the Interwebs recently, 1916 E Passyunk Ave. It’s interesting for a couple reasons. One is that a business is currently operating there, Sammi’s Shoe Box.
Apparently, after DiMichele admitted to embezzling union money from a trucking business she ran with her husband, Edward “Tall Guy” Garofalo Jr., she was approached by VH1 to appear in a Philly spin-off of Mob Wives.