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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square :  Point Breeze 

Newly-opened Greenstreet Coffee shop already closing in Passyunk Square

Greenstreet Coffee decided to open a shop at 1134 Dickinson St. to expand the South Philly-based roastery with its first cafe in this area. After just a month in the location, Greenstreet has now decided that it’s time to move on.

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While Passyunk Square may be losing this coffee shop, Point Breeze will be gaining a new one. Greenstreet plans to open a new shop in just a few weeks at 1921 Alter St.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

No more Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken for Washington, new location of Baker Street Bread Company opening nearby

When news first broke about Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken considering a location at 20th and Washington, most were excited. They even received support from the Zoning Board of Adjustment. But their problem came down to the fact that they never had a lease signed for the location. Now a not quite as exciting prospect is coming to this part of Washington Avenue.

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Photo from the building’s Loopnet listing.

OCF Realty has signed a lease for the location, but that isn’t the only new thing coming to the area. A new location of Baker Street Bread Company, which already has a location on Germantown Avenue, will be coming to 20th and Alter.  

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Passyunk Square 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Double-wide ‘Bella Vista’ home edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on a double-wide lot at 709-11 Alter St., which as an astute reader points out, is not in Bella Vista, as the realtor claims. (This post has been updated) 
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Currently on the market for $389,900, this home has 1,120 sq. ft. of living space, plenty of outdoor space with a patio and a deck, along with a one car garage.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

14 new homes proposed for 2300 block of Alter Street

A 14-house development has been approved for the site of a vacant one-story warehouse in an empty corner of Point Breeze just below Washington Avenue.

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The warehouse on the south side of the 2300 block of Alter Street would be torn down to make way for a familiar formula of three-story homes with roof decks, bay windows and parking, according to the zoning documents. We weren’t able to get our hands on renderings from architect Harman Deutsch this time.

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