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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Lidl grocery store could be coming to Blatstein’s waterfront development

A German grocery store chain is looking to bring its stores to the Philadelphia-area, maybe even to Bart Blatstein’s planned waterfront development.

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The discount grocery chain Lidl is in the process of acquiring locations throughout Philadelphia. While not confirmed, Lidl is being marketed as a potential tenant for Blatstein’s planned mixed-use project at 1401-99 Columbus Blvd.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Developer proposes 10 high-rises, 100 townhomes for large stretch of Columbus Boulevard

Columbus Boulevard could be seeing some huge development if a zoning ordinance is approved. K4 developers presented to the Pennsport Civic Association last week, sharing the high volume plan to bring 10-story residential high rises and as many as 100 townhomes to a location on Columbus Boulevard.

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Barton Partners rendering, via Philly.com.

Last year K4 purchased the 18-acre property on Columbus between Washington Avenue and Reed Street from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 19. The developers are also hoping to acquire another 8-acre property from the union.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Miller’s Ale House location coming to Columbus Boulevard

In 2014 the chain restaurant Champp’s closed in the Columbus Commons shopping center at the intersection of Columbus Blvd. and Snyder Ave. After two years of vacancy, a new restaurant and bar is expected to open in the location.

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When the restaurant closed we mused about whether something other than a chain restaurant would come to this location. The answer that seems to be no, as the new tenant for this large building is expected to be Miller’s Ale House, a chain with at least 75 other locations around the country. Continue Reading →

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