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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Medallion-printed floors edition

Powder pink walls and medallion printed floors are just a few of the outdated, yet oddly charming elements of this East Passyunk Crossing home. While the new owners would likely need to put some work into updating the house, there is plenty of potential in this conveniently-located home.

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This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,320 sq. ft. Located at 1622 S. 12th St., this home is currently listed for $370,000.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Will construction ever begin on the Brush Factory? LoMo Civic hosts meeting to voice concerns

It has been over two years now since the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved plans for a development to reuse parts of the former Brush Factory at 12th and Jackson to create 151 apartments. The property has been left dormant, allowing for break-ins and dumping to occur on a regular basis at the site.

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2014 rendering.

On Monday, October 24, the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association hosted a meeting to express concerns over the status of this property, as a way to “let [developer Tony Rufo] know that we’re noticing,” said Todd Schwartz, president of the organization.  When plans first emerged, the community group was optimistic about the project, but after two years and no progress, LoMo Civic and nearby residents want to see something moving forward at the property.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Gourmet kitchen edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom East Passyunk Crossing home with plenty of modern upgrades. There’s a wine fridge, beer tap and more custom details in the kitchen, a nice-sized back yard and second floor balcony, along with other details making this a South Philly home worth checking out.

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This 1,776 sq. ft. house at 1830 S. 12th St. is currently listed for $439,000.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: ‘Save Our Sycamore’ at Columbus Square

This episode of Spotted comes courtesy of a loyal reader. Like that friendly neighborhood tipster, if you see something, say something – in an email to punk@passyunkpost.com.


Columbus Square has a $2.8 million redesign planned for 2017, but with those improvements, some beloved fixtures to the park may be removed. One of those is a large Sycamore tree that sits along the 12th Street side of the park, near the dog run.

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An arborist who previously assessed the tree stated that it may be taken down because of how the long-standing Sycamore has been growing, with a lean towards 12th Street. Area residents and lovers are the park are now hoping to come up with an alternative plan to save this tree, as shown with this flier posted outside of the park.

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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Black Cat Tavern on 12th now open at 12th and Oregon

In December of 2015 we first told you about a new bar that would take over the former Cheech’s Beef & Ale location at 12th and Oregon. Black Cat Tavern on 12th was expected to open in January, but things ended up being delayed for four more months.


This restaurant and bar has now opened, bringing a new neighborhood-oriented spot to Oregon Avenue.

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