With multiple developments planned, is Washington Avenue being primed for a new beginning?

There’s a movement brimming that could see Washington Avenue transform from an industrial, tractor trailer-filled corridor to lively commercial strip lined with restaurants, green space and possibly a beer garden. With developer Bart Blatstein’s plans at Broad and Washington already in the fold, there are a few factors that could

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Report shows bicycle commuting into Center City continues to surge

The Center City District recently released a report that shows northbound bicycle commuting numbers have increased by 33.4% over the past two years. Amid rising gas prices and improved access to bike lanes, soon to include an improved Washington Ave. experience, the numbers are only expected to grow.

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Proposed ‘Philadelphia Arts Market’ gets big booster in Bob Brady

Powerbroker U.S. Rep. Bob Brady has agreed to help make the Philadelphia Arts Market, which we told you in September had been proposed for Broad and Washington, to become a reality. For a little background, Elisabeth Garson, a South Philly-based freelance creative director who is spearheading the initiative, said the

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Quick Hits: Pier 53 groundbreaking, Philly Cupcake leaving & Boot & Saddle singing

The expansion of Pier 53 into a wetlands park at the end of Washington Avenue on the Delaware River is officially starting tomorrow. Politicos and bigwigs will be on hand for the groundbreaking tomorrow at 11 a.m. The park, complete with an elevated boardwalk and a 55-foot tall “phosphorescent glass

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