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What's Happening in:  Lower Moyamensing 

Will construction ever begin on the Brush Factory? LoMo Civic hosts meeting to voice concerns

It has been over two years now since the Zoning Board of Adjustment approved plans for a development to reuse parts of the former Brush Factory at 12th and Jackson to create 151 apartments. The property has been left dormant, allowing for break-ins and dumping to occur on a regular basis at the site.


2014 rendering.

On Monday, October 24, the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association hosted a meeting to express concerns over the status of this property, as a way to “let [developer Tony Rufo] know that we’re noticing,” said Todd Schwartz, president of the organization.  When plans first emerged, the community group was optimistic about the project, but after two years and no progress, LoMo Civic and nearby residents want to see something moving forward at the property.

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What's Happening in:  Girard Estate :  West Passyunk 

HomeGrown Coffee & Creations to open instead of Puffessor Vape

We just told you about a new vape shop that would be coming to 1406 Jackson St. Very soon after sharing that news, Puffessor Vape switched concepts to something the owners believe will blend better with the neighborhood.


Photo sent to us by a neighborhood tipster.

Instead of vape, this location will soon become a coffee shop called HomeGrown Coffee & Creations.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze :  West Passyunk 

Fitness jungle gym among the improvements coming to Point Breeze’s Smith Playground

Smith Playground is seeing a complete revitalization. Plans for this community space include a remodeled recreation center, new solar panels, a resurfaced football field and more. With all of those improvements lined up, why not add in an adult fitness jungle gym too?


A fitness facility up to 3,000 sq. ft. is size is coming to the park at 24th and Jackson, including this new-to-Philadelphia concept of a jungle gym for adults to workout on.

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