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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated Cascia Center renderings feature scaled-down building height

Over the summer the plans for a Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth returned in a big way. Plans presented back in 2014 were for a single-story facility that would give St. Rita’s church additional space as a “peacemaking” facility. When plans reemerged after receiving criticism for not using the location’s potential, things changed in a big way.

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Since the summertime, the plans have been scaled back slightly. Instead of the height being about the same as that of the church, the mixed-use building is now proposed at five-stories.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

New Cascia Center plans for Broad and Ellsworth include 10,000 sq. ft. of church space, 62 apartments

The new plans for the St. Rita of Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth are a huge change from the single-story facility originally planned as a “peacemaking” facility for the church.

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There is now a seven-story facility planned, with 10,000 sq. ft. on the first and second floors dedicated to activities for the Cascia Center and 62 single-bedroom apartments planned for the upper stories.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated plans being presented Tuesday for St. Rita of Cascia project at Broad and Ellsworth

This week you’ll have the chance to take a look at update plans for the St. Rita of Casia project that has been talked about at Broad and Ellsworth for years now. The project, which includes the Cascia Center, is a proposed “peacemaking” facility for the church in a location that was once home to the St. Rita’s School.

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The last we heard of these plans, they were revised quite a bit from the previous iterations. You’ll have the chance to see these new plans at a preliminary presentation on Tuesday night with the South of South Neighborhood Association. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Philly skyline mural edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a house located at 924 Ellsworth St.

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With exposed brick, colorful paint and a mural of the Philly skyline on one bedroom wall, this three bedroom and three bathroom home has character and plenty of potential for the next owners. The house is currently listed for $439,000.  Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Senior housing complex and Cascia center for St. Rita’s church could be built at Broad and Ellsworth

St. Rita’s, the church located at 1166 S. Broad St., is looking to build mix its plan for a new Cascia Center with a senior housing complex.

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Catholic Health Care Services and the St. Rita Shrine, along with Cecil Baker Partners architecture firm, are planning a multi-level building as a space for large gatherings for the church, with senior housing on the upper floors of the building.

That’s a big change from the one-story building the church originally planned for the site after tearing down the old school two years ago.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Well, hello there. Liquor license appears on former Ugly American joint

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated from an earlier version.

So, remember how we brought you that news that Ugly American on Front and Ellsworth streets in Pennsport could soon become a restaurant yet again? Well, look what popped up on the front window recently — a beautiful orange liquor license!

Behind that awesome van lies the future of Ugly American (Photo: James Jennings)

Behind that awesome van lies the future of Ugly American (Photo: James Jennings)

The license, which lists the address as 1100 S. Front Street and zip code as 19104 (which is incorrect), is issued to No Eye Deer LLC. We hoping that’s not because the new owners have “no idea” what they’re doing with place. Fingers crossed. CORRECTION: D’oh! The license is being transferred FROM No Eye Deer to BMSS Holdings. Now who’s the one without a clue. 

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