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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Spotted: Queen of Jeans sign gets a permanent home on the Avenue at South Fellini

Now that the King of Jeans sign and building are gone from the Avenue, you might be missing that loved or loathed imagery.

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Photo courtesy of South Fellini.

Instead of the King of Jeans sign coming back in South Philly, Passyunk Square now has a permanent Queen of Jeans sign at the recently-opened South Fellini store at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave.

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What's Happening in:  All over South Philly 

Top development stories of 2015

In 2015, we followed some sizable development projects. There were quite a few meetings regarding the long-debated 9th and Wharton development, demolition beginning soon for a mixed-use project near Broad and Washington, talk of pedestrian improvements along East Passyunk Avenue and much more. While there’s plenty of note, these were the stories that sparked your interest the most in 2015.

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Renderings of the proposed 9th and Wharton development.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Queen of Jeans art installation put up on fencing surrounding former King of Jeans building

Now that the King of Jeans building has been demolished and the sign has found a home at Provenance Salvage in Northern Liberties, street artist Kid Hazo and South Fellini art studio have collaborated on an art installation which parodies the original sign.

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Photo of the sign by Conrad Benner of the Streets Dept

Instead of the King of Jeans, they have created the Queen of Jeans—allowing a woman to take reign over East Passyunk Avenue.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Demolition beginning on King of Jeans building

The King of Jeans sign was removed in February and fencing popped up around the location about a month ago, so it was only a matter of time until the demolition began on the former King of Jeans building at 1843 E. Passyunk Ave.

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Photo from the East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s Facebook page

The demolition began on Monday for the construction of a 59-foot, five-story building in its place.

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