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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Eddie Lang mural installed at 7th and Fitzwater, to be dedicated on Sunday

Back in February plans for a mural of musician Eddie Lang were presented at a Bella Vista Neighbors Association meeting. Now eight months later, that mural, titled Eddie LangThe Father of Jazz Guitar, is coming to life.

This week, the mural was installed at 7th and Fitzwater, in preparation for the unveiling and dedication on Sunday, October 23.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Fitzwater Street Bagels set to open on Friday in Graduate Hospital

The corner of 20th and Fitzwater has been bad luck for small businesses in recent years. Once Beauty Shop Cafe closed after years in the spot, businesses would pop up in the location, but only for short spans of time. Among the recent tenants are the Gold Standard and The Little Cafe.

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Fitzwater Street Bagels is now ready to give the location a go, serving breakfast to the Graduate Hospital-area. The new bagel shop is set to open on Friday, September 9. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Urban Youth Academy baseball facility now open at Marian Anderson Rec Center

In October, ground was broken for the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy that would bring a state of the art baseball facility for kids to Marian Anderson Rec Center at 17th and Fitzwater.


That new facility, called the Ryan Howard Training Center, was unveiled yesterday.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Delayed Cianfrani Park renovation resuming, expected completion in the fall

Last year we informed you of the capital improvements to Cianfrani Park at 8th and Fitzwater beginning. The plans include new trees, walkways and benches, the installation of a statue garden including the 100-year-old City Seal of Philadelphia statue and more.

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The project had an original completion date of the spring, but due to a number of setbacks, the completion date for the project has been pushed back farther.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Bagel shop coming in September to Graduate Hospital

In recent years, the corner of 20th and Fitzwater has been the home to some short-lived coffee shops. Once the Beauty Shop Cafe closed after years in this location, coffee shops including the Gold Standard and The Little Cafe lasted short spans of time here.

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Now a bagel shop is opening a business on this corner, in hopes of lasting longer than these previous businesses.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Bill introduced to name new Marian Anderson baseball facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center

More than $2 million is being spent on a new addition to Marian Anderson Recreation Center for the Major League Baseball Youth Academy. Improvements to the center include new indoor batting cages, classroom space and more as part of a youth baseball development program.

Marian Anderson Rec Center improvements

Now that the facility is almost completed at 17th and Fitzwater, it’s time to give it an official name. From the beginning of the project, current Phillies player Ryan Howard has been a contributor. A bill is now being introduced to name the facility as the Ryan Howard Training Center.

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