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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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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

Demolition finally set to begin on old King of Jeans building

Fencing has sprouted up around the old King of Jeans building, which — if you can believe it — we told you nearly three years ago that it would be torn down to make way for a new apartment building on the site.

About time, right?

About time, right?

That means demolition is about to get underway 1843 E. Passyunk Ave., and a new 59-foot, five-story building will rise in its place, according the the plans approved back in February 2014 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

King of Jeans sign being removed today, to be displayed at Provenance Salvage in NoLibs

Update: This post has been updated to include a statement from East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s zoning chair, David Goldfarb.

We’ve been following the King of Jeans building development for years and it appears that it is now officially the end of an era for the building. At about 11 a.m. this morning, we were informed that the sign is in the process of being taken down.

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Photo of the sign removal by Darren Fava

Goldfarb said in his statement that the sign will find a new home at Provenance Salvage in Northern Liberties.

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What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

King of Jeans plans OK’d by ZBA; 59-foot building to rise in its place

Developer Andy Kaplan has been approved to complete the apartment/office building on the site of the current King of Jeans building.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment granted the approval today during a rare reconsideration hearing after denying another version of the application at a previous appeal hearing in November.

Still now word on what will happen with this sucker

Still no word on what will happen with this thing

The decision clears the way for Kaplan to demolish the current structure and build a 59-foot, five-story building with about 3,000 square feet of retail on the first floor, office space on the second floor and 12 apartments on the remaining three floors.

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