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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Fleisher Art Memorial plans to build new studio and gallery space

Fleisher Art Memorial, located at 719 Catharine St., is planning some big changes. Their currently location next to the newly-renovated Palumbo Park is currently a valuable community resource, but the organization is hoping to expand even further.

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Atkin Olshin Schade Architects rendering, via Philly.com

Currently Fleisher is speaking with developers to build a facility for art studios, galleries and office space of up to 16,000 sq. ft. on an approximately half-acre site south of the current location.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Palumbo Park renovation complete in Bella Vista

In February of 2016 we told you about the renovation project for Palumbo Park at 723 Catharine St. The expected completion date was originally set for early this summer, but due to some construction delays, the timeline shifted for a fall finish.

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Photos from Friends of Palumbo Park on Facebook.

The new-and-improved park space is now open to the public.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

BarOne to debut this week in Bella Vista

While the new restaurant from the family behind Ralph’s Restaurant didn’t open in time for the Italian Market Festival as they had initially anticipated, six months later Bar One is finally ready for its debut.

A photo posted by Bar One (@barone_philly) on


This new establishment will begin serving Italian bar food and drink options from the former Wishing Well location at 9th and Catharine on Friday, October 21.

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A peek at the progress on Chester Arthur School’s STEM playground

The schoolyard at Chester Arthur is getting a complete overhaul. While it’s not ready for the first day of school next week, some serious progress is being made on the STEM playground and learning lab at the combination elementary and middle school at 2000 Catharine St.

This video taken last week shows a time-lapse of the construction crew’s progress to transform the mainly-asphalt playground into something special. Ground was broken for the schoolyard improvements in mid-June.

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