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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Demolition notice mistakenly placed on historic 19th Street Baptist Church

The community trying to save the 19th Street Baptist Church had a bit of a scare early this week.

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A demolition notice was mistakenly placed on the 142-year-old building at 1253 S. 19th St., leading many to believe that this structure that was previously cited by the city for collapsing walls would be torn down for good. The notice posted stated the address of 1300 S. 19th St., which is not the location of the church, but for the auditorium of the shuttered Walter G. Smith School down the street to be demolished.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Funding secured for renovations at Pennsport’s Titan Park, construction to begin this summer

Titan Park, the lot at 108 Titan St., has been in need of renovation for years. Plans to bring more greenery and useable community space to this concrete lot were first announced a few years back.

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Improvements have already been made at the park, as seen in this photo from last summer.

Now funding has been secured for this little lot to become a more useable space, with construction expected to begin this summer.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Arts center called Kind Institute opening in Point Breeze

A new arts center called the Kind Institute is opening at 1242 Point Breeze Ave.

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Photo of the location from Naked Philly.

This new center will have an after-school arts program for kids from grades 2 through 5, classes for adults and an art gallery that will host local artists who have shown their works on international levels.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Plans for turning Titan Park from concrete jungle to ‘green oasis’ inch forward

The Community Design Collaborative has released a new plan for the tiny Titan Park space and it looks like it’s a step closer to becoming the “green oasis” neighbors had hoped for.

Titan Park as it is today (Photo: James Jennings)

Titan Park as it is today (Photo: James Jennings)

The new vision for Titan Park (via The Community Design Collaborative)

The new vision for Titan Park (via The Community Design Collaborative)

We reported about a year ago regarding the plans to revamp the little swath of concrete at Howard and Titan streets in Pennsport. Back then, neighbors were gathering to develop an overall vision for the pocket park and organize the Friends of Titan Park community group.

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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

First Pics: Madira Bar opens with huge craft-beer takeout selection at 21st and Titan

Madira Bar and Grill, a welcome craft-beer addition to Point Breeze we told you about in October, is all set to start slinging hundreds of beer options at 21st and Titan.

Yes, he plans to spruce up the wood-covered windows, but no windows aren't going in.

Yes, he plans to spruce up the wood-covered windows, but no windows aren’t going in.

The takeout portion of the bar, at 1252 S 21st St., opened yesterday in a separate corner room on the first floor. More than 400 brands are available in mixed six-packs, said manager Gary Patel. The bar itself will open next Friday, Feb. 7. Check out the menu below.

Madira Bar and Grill (7)

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