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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Rumor Mill: Is ‘farm-to-table restaurant’ too good to be true for 4th and Cross?

Want us to check in on a neighborhood rumor? Email us at punk@passyunkpost.com with the subject line Rumor Mill and we’ll see if we can get to the bottom of it.


UPDATE: It’s not a rumor. A BYOB called 4th and Cross is headed there.

For those of you who are not familiar with Bell’s Delly at 1527 S. 4th St. (at Cross Street), please don’t adjust your screen, it is indeed spelled “Delly.”

More importantly, there appears to be something in the works for the long-vacant space that’s a stone’s throw from Grindcore House and Dickinson Square Park.

The Delly will be getting a makeover. (Photo: James Jennings)

The Delly will be getting a makeover. (Photo: James Jennings)

Building permits recently hung on the metal security gate state that “interior demo of non-structural interior partition walls, removal of drywall, lathe.” Neighborhood rumors have been picking up recently, including one of a farm-to-table restaurant that we can’t seem to nail down but may have some legs.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Mount Sinai zoning appeal filed, then dropped by neighbor seeking ‘a chance to be heard’

As one might expect with such a large undertaking, the development at Mount Sinai has been on a roller coaster ride since its announcement early last December. What started off as a project featuring 38 town homes and nearly 200 apartments has morphed in to similar mix of residences that now feature two different designs, less apartments, and a large parking garage. So why hasn’t there been any movement on the project in which developers Greenpointe Construction and Gagan Lakhmna had hoped to have purchased and already started?

The redesigned town homes as seen from 5th and Dickinson Sts. (via Philly.com)

The redesigned town homes as seen from 5th and Dickinson Sts. (via Philly.com)

A concerned neighbor missed all of the initial hub-bub of the community meeting process and wanted more information. According to PlanPhilly, that neighbor filed an appeal to the zoning variances granted for the project.

The appeal document gives no reason why it was filed, but the attorney representing appellant Melissa Miller said she was “initially upset when she found out such a large project had already been approved.” Attorney Zhen Jin said his client never got the community meeting notice, so she filed the zoning variance appeal before the 30-day deadline, on April 10, “so she had a chance to be heard.”

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