Make way for progress. Library at Broad and Morris has closed

The Free Library branch at Broad and Morris closed Dec. 31  to make way for the planned multi-use wellness complex being built by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. As we first reported back in April, CHOP plans to tear down the library and adjacent rec center between Broad, 15th, Morris and Castle streets.

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First look at CHOP’s proposed center for Broad and Morris

Neighbors of the proposed Children’s Hospital facility at Broad and Morris met last night in a room that won’t be around for much longer. The city Health Center 2 along with the adjacent Free Library branch and rec center are slated to be demolished in April 2014. The destruction will

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Spotted: Can the PPA just park anywhere? Not anymore.

A gracious reader sent us this picture recently of a Philadelphia Parking Authority ticket writer parked illegally at Passyunk and Morris. It immediately tapped into that “No fair!” instinct. Turns out, the PPA doesn’t like it either. Spokesman Martin O’Rourke told us last week that ticket writers are actually not allowed

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Neighbors of proposed CHOP/library/health/rec center heard presentation last night

The South Broad Street Neighbors Association hosted city health officials and folks from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia last night for a presentation of very early plans for the development that will replace the library at Broad and Morris streets. From what we can tell from this Daily News story,

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Scarduzio won’t renovate Artisan building, but…

Turns out that Chris Scarduzio plans to tear down the building that houses Artisan Boulanger Patissier, which is moving to 1218 Mifflin St. as soon as they can finally get going on work there. He had planned to renovate the space. Reports Michael Klein at Philly.com: Table 31/Mia’s/Scarduzio’s chef-owner Chris Scarduzio

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