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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Cafe opening in former vacuum repair shop near Front and Snyder

A new business called Valena’s Simple Cafe is coming to the former vacuum repair shop and “music spot” near the corner of Front and Snyder.

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At this time we don’t know much about this new business, but a “coming soon” banner is currently hanging outside of the location.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Pennsport’s South Helm receives two-bell review

Pennsport’s restaurants are on a roll. Very recently The Dutch received a two-bell review from Craig Laban, now another nearby restaurant has also received a “very good” review from The Inquirer food critic. This is a nice turnaround for these locations, which both were homes to different restaurants last year.

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South Helm, the restaurant that replaced First Ward Sandwich at Front and Morris, has received a two-bell review.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Stadium District 

Food Trust announces new Pennsport, Navy Yard Night Markets

Food options galore will be lining the streets of Pennsport and the Navy Yard for these newly-announced Night Markets.

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Night Market photo provided by The Food Trust.

The remaining events of the night-time food festival from The Food Trust for 2016 will be debuting in these South Philly neighborhoods in September and October.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Dog runs in the works under I-95 in Pennsport, here’s a look at renderings

Is Pennsport going to the dogs? Last week we told you about the proceedings at a Dickinson Square West Civic Association meeting regarding the creation of a dog run for Dickinson Square.

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That meeting highlighted some of the negativity surrounding a dog run for the park, but it was also made clear that many residents, even those opposed to that specific location, want to see this happen somewhere in the neighborhood. Another separate group of residents is now working on plans for a dog run, this one located under I-95.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Helm sets opening date for new Pennsport restaurant

This winter Pennsport’s food scene saw a little shakeup with the closing of two restaurants, 1st Ward Sandwich and Fourth and Cross.

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The location when it was 1st Ward Sandwich.

Lee Styer and Joncarl Lachman have opened their new breakfast concept called The Dutch in the former Fourth and Cross spot, and now another restaurant is preparing to open in the Front and Morris storefront of 1st Ward Sandwich. South Helm, the new location of the Kensington-based American BYOB, is set to open on June 3.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Keystone bar could be opening in former Ugly American spot in May

It has now been a year since plans for a new restaurant in the former Ugly American location were announced. This bar, called Keystone, had originally been planning for late-May of 2015. Now it looks like this new spot in Pennsport could be ready to open a year behind schedule.

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

(Photo: James Jennings)

According to PhillyBite, this restaurant and bar for 1100 S. Front St. will be ready to open sometime in May.

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