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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Urban Jungle’s Pennsport location opens tomorrow, also testing prototype planter

The second location for Urban Jungle is set to open tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in preparation for the holiday season.

Fresh new location (Photo: James Jennings)

Fresh new location (Photo: James Jennings)

We caught up with owner Curt Alexander, who told us the shop will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout December selling “ beautiful Fraser Fir Christmas trees, wreaths and garland” for all of your holiday needs. The former scrap metal shop located at 1721 S. Water St. near Target needed a major overhaul to be ready in time to deck the halls, and Alexander explained just what it took to make it all happen. Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Urban Jungle to open second shop on Water Street in Pennsport

It’s official: Urban Jungle is expanding to Pennsport.

Owner Curt Alexander presented his plans for a second garden shop in front of the Pennsport Civic Association last night.

“Our shop on Passyunk Avenue is bursting at the seams,” Alexander said as he explained the plans to revamp the space at 1721-25 S. Water Street near Target. Retail will only be a portion at the new operations as Alexander mentioned he wanted to focus on the landscape displays and even create a space to host various events such as wedding receptions.

Urban Jungle will revamp the former F & J Scrap (Photo: James Jennings)

Urban Jungle will revamp the former F & J Scrap (Photo: James Jennings)

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

QOTA comes with kick-ass prizes this month – dinner, wine and Urban Jungle gift card

The monthly Queers on the Avenue party heads to Urban Jungle this month, on Thursday Nov. 21, and this time, they’re really trying to lure you in.

Pic of Nicole Rae Styer, owner of NRS Boutique at 1822 E Passyunk Ave, attending September's QOTA at the fountain, via QOTA's Facebook page.

Pic of Nicole Rae Styer, owner of NRS Boutique at 1822 E Passyunk Ave, attending September’s QOTA at the fountain, via QOTA’s Facebook page.

The Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation is holding three raffles, and each winner will get a $75 gift card to Urban Jungle, a bottle of wine and dinner for two at either Laurel, Will or Le Virtu. The first winner gets first choice of restaurant.

Tickets will be $5 for one, $10 for three, and $20 for 10.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  East Passyunk Crossing :  Passyunk Square :  Point Breeze 

South Philly’s Best of Philly winners – and there are plenty of them

best-of-philly-2013Once again, South Philly represented a disproportionate share of Best of Philly winners in Philly mag’s August issue, which marked the 40th year the publication has been running this list.

Some winners are not surprises, but they’re honors just the same. Then there are some quirky little winners like the best car wash. Ok.

Without further ado…

FOOD AND DRINK:

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Urban Jungle applies for loading zones, assuages neighbors about sidewalk, street use

The Passyunk Square Civics Association’s zoning committee voted unanimously this week for Urban Jungle’s application to create loading zones outside the store at 1526 E. Passyunk Ave. during store hours. The store also agreed to give plenty of room to pedestrians who walk through the plant-sale forest that blooms daily on the sidewalk.

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Neighbors had been complaining that the racks of plants cause a bottleneck on the sidewalk and that the daily loading from trucks parked on Passyunk backs up traffic on 11th Street down to south of Tasker.

Curt Alexander, store founder, told the committee as well as 60 to 70 attendees at the Annunciation BVM church hall that he plans to use the loading zones in the morning to stock plant deliveries, then move the racks of plants onto the street to make more room for passersby, about seven feet. Continue Reading →

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