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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

New Autumn mural nearly finished on Fleisher Art Memorial

Fans of David Guinn’s now-covered Autumn mural (a landmark at 9th & Bainbridge for over a decade) will be happy to know that work on the artist’s “re-envisioning” of that mural is nearing completion.

The new Autumn at Fleisher Art Memorial

Tomorrow the scaffolding will be removed from the wall of the Fleisher Art Memorial on Catharine Street near 7th to reveal Guinn’s newest piece. This partnership with the city’s Mural Arts Program aims to better integrate the wall of Fleisher with adjacent Palumbo Park.

The artist based the trees in the mural on the trees in the park. There are three children painted to connect the mural with its original iteration: A child, who was a toddler in the original, is painted as the 13-year-old she is today, along with her brother, who was born during the painting of the original, and a baby, who is the artist’s daughter.

Guinn says that it was a “great honor” to paint the wall of Fleisher, having taken classes there as a child. He chose a “painterly” style for this mural, different than the pixelated style of his other murals, because it was better suited for its location and to reflect the “brushwork of the artist.”

A dedication is planned for the spring, but no date has been set.

A little somethin’ extra across the park
The old Autumn muralĀ 

– Dan Carr
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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Global Crepes and Shakes coming (soon?) to 9th near Pat’s

Do you prefer crepes to cheesesteaks? Would you opt for goat cheese over cheez wiz? If you answered yes to either question, then you’re in luck (and have excellent taste).

Crepes are on their way

An opening date has not yet been set, but Liza Iezzi is set to open “Global Crepes and Local Shakes” in the currently vacant storefront at 1309 S. 9th Street, about half a block south of Pat’s. Her menu will include crepes, waffles, salads, coffee, and even some Japanese items. She wants to provide customers a healthy option in the neighborhood known for beef-and-cheese cuisine. PSCA zoning committee approved her submission in August, but an opening date has not yet been set. Contractors began interior work last month and she hopes to hear from L&I regarding inspections later this winter.

Liza chose the location because her grandfather owned a shop at 11th & Christian and she wanted to get back into South Philly and “make good food for people.”

If you’re eager for a sneak peek, get over to the city’s Christmas Village at Love Park where Liza offers “delicious, freshly-made sweet and savory crepes, and baked waffles topped with Nutella, whipped cream, bananas, and caramel.” More information about the Christmas Village can be found here.

And to get the drool really going, here’s a list of potential menus items that the Passyunk Square Civic posted on its Facebook page:

-Picadillo (cuban beef)
-A vegetarian crepe with spinach & caramelized onions (with or without cheese)
-Mascarpone & strawberry preserves
-White chocolate & raspberry
-Brie & sweet fig
-Dark chocolate & orange zest
-Bananas, chocolate, & coconut
-Daily specials the whole month long including Nutella & ‘Bananutella’ crepes!

– Dan Carr
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