There’s a movement brimming that could see Washington Avenue transform from an industrial, tractor trailer-filled corridor to lively commercial strip lined with restaurants, green space and possibly a beer garden.
The former Frankford Chocolate factory at 2101 Washington Ave.
With developer Bart Blatstein’s plans at Broad and Washington already in the fold, there are a few factors that could see Washington Avenue west of Broad Street take the next step.
There finally seems to be a little bit of movement happening at 21st and Washington Ave. Or, at the very least, now there can be some movement.
After some legal issues, the site of the gargantuan former Frankford Chocolate Factory in Graduate Hospital has finally been put up for sale. So, what’s the site of a factory from the mid-1800’s housed on an entire block going for these days? Continue Reading →
Zagat Philly did a nice roundup last week of all the best Mexican options in the Italian Market. They did the legwork for you and came up with a handy map to help you cut through the crap to find the tasty stuff.
City Paper checks in on the state of the Frankford Choclate factory at 21st and Washington, which is tied up in a mess of lawsuits after the owner died in 2012.
And the Inky reports that SEPTA has decided to extend its pilot program for 24-hour weekend subway and el service through Nov. 2. Ridership is up 50 percent over Night Owl shuttle usage.