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Musicians mural to find new home at Broad and Tasker

The deteriorating musicians mural at 9th and Wharton is about to get a new home and an updated design. About a year ago fundraising efforts and the search for a location began for the mural of the likes of Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Jerry Blavat and others.

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The preliminary design plans and location have now been unveiled. Broad and Tasker, behind Valley Green Bank, will be the new home of the mural.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Updated 9th and Wharton development presented with ‘significant changes,’ community still not on board

At last night’s Passyunk Square Civic Association zoning meeting, the developers of the proposed 9th and Wharton development came prepared with new plans with some “significant changes.” The last we updated you on this lot was regarding the zoning variance that was denied by the ZBA in June for the change from RSA-5 for single-family designation to CMX-2.5, which would allow for this mix of commercial space and apartment units.

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While the developers listened to community feedback from the six previous presentations here since 2014 and made tweaks to the plans, the community is still not fully on board for this project that includes 4,638 sq. ft. of commercial space and 18 apartments.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Celebrate the beginning of fall with PHS Harvest Fest

As the PHS pop-up gardens are preparing to close at the end of this month, it’s time to cherish the last two weeks of pop-up outdoor fun.

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Picture of the South Street pop-up garden.

To help celebrate the beginning of fall, both of the PHS pop-up gardens in South Philly will be having a Harvest Fest with a variety of fall-related activities all weekend long.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Enjoy a game night at the 9th and Wharton PHS pop-up garden

As summer draws to a close, so do the area pop-up gardens. While there’s still about a month left to check them out, your days are starting to be numbered.

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If you want to pop in and enjoy an evening at the PHS pop-up garden at 9th and Wharton, now’s your chance with the Passyunk Square Civic Association’s game night.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Fill out this survey on South Philly’s PHS pop-up gardens

This year South Philly was lucky enough to get two Pennsylvania Horticultural Society pop-up gardens, one located on South Street, the other located at 9th and Wharton.

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9th and Wharton pop-up garden.

If you work near these gardens, you now have the opportunity to share how the gardens have affected your businesses since the pop-ups opened in the spring.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Passyunk Square 

Bearded Ladies Cabaret performances at PHS pop-up gardens

Now that it’s officially summer, the PHS pop-up gardens are full of activity. With two South Philly gardens, located at 9th and Wharton and on South Street, there’s plenty of fun to be had.

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A look at the 9th and Wharton pop-up garden.

To add to the enjoyment of grabbing some drinks with friends here, you can catch performances from the Bearded Ladies Cabaret at the gardens on select dates throughout July.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Zoning variance change denied for 9th and Wharton development

In order for the developers of the proposed four-story complex of apartments and retail at 9th and Wharton to move forward, they needed approval from the zoning board for the property to be rezoned from single-family to mixed-use.

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The project, which has been met with much opposition from neighbors, was denied the variance change by the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday.

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