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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

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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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate 

Oregon Avenue ACME now sells wine

You’ll no longer need to take a separate trip to the liquor store if you’re hoping to buy a bottle of wine getting your groceries at one South Philly supermarket. Now that PA law allows grocery stores to sell wine, a local ACME is getting in on the fun.


If you take a trip to the store at 19th and Oregon, you’ll be greeted by a selection of wines, in addition to the already-existing beer selection.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate 

Cafe from Kay Kays Cakes and T&N HomeMade Kitchen coming to 19th and Ritner

T&N HomeMade Kitchen and Kay Kays Cakes are teaming up for a new cafe.

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Photo of the location sent to us by Audie Murphy.

The former Relli’s Deli location at the corner of 19th and Ritner is being renovated for this new business, expected to open in February 2017.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Tentative agreement reached for Concordia Group’s plans for development of Walter G. Smith School

The Concordia Group has been working to buy some of the city’s shuttered schools, including Point Breeze’s Walter Smith School and the Vare School in Pennsport. The schools first went up for sale in 2013.

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The developer’s plans for Walter Smith include converting the location for residential use. Residents have been resistant of the plans in the past, but a tentative agreement has now been reached with the Point Breeze CDC to begin moving the process forward. This agreement would require the development of the Walter Smith School at 19th and Wharton to include space for the use of the community.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Demolition notice mistakenly placed on historic 19th Street Baptist Church

The community trying to save the 19th Street Baptist Church had a bit of a scare early this week.

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A demolition notice was mistakenly placed on the 142-year-old building at 1253 S. 19th St., leading many to believe that this structure that was previously cited by the city for collapsing walls would be torn down for good. The notice posted stated the address of 1300 S. 19th St., which is not the location of the church, but for the auditorium of the shuttered Walter G. Smith School down the street to be demolished.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Rumor Mill: Is a nail salon opening at 19th and Catharine?

Some work is being done to the property on the corner of 19th and Catharine Streets, which means a new retail spot will be opening in the vacant storefront.

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Photo of the property from Naked Philly.

There’s been some talk of a nail salon opening in the location, but nothing has been confirmed.

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