Quick Hits: 3-story homes rule; Ward election battle that matters; and The Dolphin is 1 year old

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell has dropped her push to ban new three-story houses on predominately two-story blocks across the city. Plan Philly reports that the City Planning Commission has been talking to Blackwell about a neighborhood-conservation zoning overlay that would apply to her West Philly district only. Ori Feibush, developer/2nd Council

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UPDATED: Work’s about to start on refurbishing the Boot and Saddle sign

UPDATE: There’s a new, earlier opening date – Monday Sept. 9. And Philly.com has a couple details about the plan for the food: “The kitchen will be open from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. seven days a week, the bar will feature 10 rotating draft (craft) beer options and the

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First Pics: Inside the new Dolphin Tavern

Step inside the newly re-opened Dolphin Tavern on Broad and Tasker streets, and darkness envelopes you as the door swings shut behind you. After the first couple blinks, the place gives way to a strangely similar, yet somehow fresh-looking decor with the long bar surrounded by stools, wood paneling, and

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