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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Occasionette expanding, HOME to relocate away from East Passyunk Avenue

About a year ago, Occasionette and HOME united under one roof at 1825 E. Passyunk Ave. 

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A sketch of changes coming to Occasionette.

Now the two stores are splitting apart, allowing Occasionette to expand and HOME to relocate to a new location off of East Passyunk Avenue.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing :  Queen Village 

Quick Hits: Vintage for Queen Village; HOME’s coffee table contest; S. Philly filmmaker made good

Image of Salkowitz's stand at Brooklyn Flea, via Racked

Image of Salkowitz’s stand at Brooklyn Flea, via Racked

  • A new vintage goods store called Decades Boutique will be moving into 704 S. 5th St., the former home of sex apparel shop Passional, reports Racked Philly. The grand opening is scheduled for Saturday Oct. 19, says the blog:

Decades Boutique will house vintage goods and American-made clothing, including [designer/owner Arielle] Salkowitz’s own line. What’s more, the store will feature local painters and musicians throughout the year “in the hopes of bringing awareness to the wonderful art community of Philadelphia.”

HOME | a furnishings boutique wants to see how you style your coffee table!  Follow @shopHOMEphilly on Instagram, take a photo of your coffee table and hashtag it #shopHOMEphillycontest.  You are not limited to one photo entry. Post by October 11th and HOME’s favorite styled coffee table will win a gift bag of goodies.

  • South Philly resident and filmmaker Ben Kalina made a documentary called Shored Up, will be broadcast nationally on DIRECTV’s Audience Channel on Oct. 24. The film is about coastal development and rising sea levels in the United States in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Check out the trailer here.
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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Phreak ‘n Queer Art Crawl TONIGHT along Passyunk

Seven business along the 1700 and 1800 blocks of East Passyunk are throwing a little party/art crawl tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of the Phreak ‘n’ Queer Arts and Music festival.

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The shops showing artwork are Frame Fatale, Home, Nice Things Handmade, South Philly Comics, Headhunters Hair Designs, Aversa PR & Events and Occasionette.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square :  Point Breeze 

South Philly’s Best of Philly winners – and there are plenty of them

best-of-philly-2013Once again, South Philly represented a disproportionate share of Best of Philly winners in Philly mag’s August issue, which marked the 40th year the publication has been running this list.

Some winners are not surprises, but they’re honors just the same. Then there are some quirky little winners like the best car wash. Ok.

Without further ado…

FOOD AND DRINK:

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Hawk Krall collaboration at HOME for Second Saturday

Food and art tend to dominate Second Saturday on East Passyunk each month, so it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.

Famed food illustrator Hawk Krall and food photographer Felicia Perretti are teaming up this weekend at HOME Furnishings at 1815 E. Passyunk Ave.

Krall's envisioning of Colombo's - before the fire

Krall’s envisioning of Colombo’s – before the fire – will be among the works on display

Krall’s much-publicized work has included a food-art show at American Sardine Bar and the menu boards at Hot Diggity on South Street.

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