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What's Happening in:  Point Breeze 

Kermit’s Bake Shoppe calls it quits on Washington Avenue

On Friday, November 25, Kermit’s Bake Shoppe posted a short and not-so-sweet message on Facebook about the Washington Avenue business closing.

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The “love child of a bakery and a pizzeria” that transformed the location at 2204 Washington Ave. has permanently closed after three years in business.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Civic Design Review votes in support of Lincoln Square

The mixed-use development from the Alterra Group being planned for Broad and Washington received support from the Civic Design Review earlier this week, but not without a few critiques.

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The Lincoln Square project is expected to include nine-stories and 322 apartments, with a mix of retail tenants on the ground floor, and even a grocery store being planned for the historic train shed.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital 

Take a look at new renderings for Broad and Washington Lincoln Square development

From the start, the Lincoln Square development proposed for the north-west-side of Broad and Washington has received much more positive feedback than Bart Blatstein’s massive development across the street. Residents attending community meetings for the project have gone as far as saying that this is a “transformative and beneficial” change for this location.

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The Alterra Group plans to bring a mix of residential and retail space with a nine-story development including 322 apartments, 455 parking spots in the garage, a grocery store tenant for the historic train shed, along with other retail shops along the street-level. The Civic Design Review will soon be weighing in on the project, so we have some new renderings to share.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Liberty Community Church now located near Washington Avenue

The Garces Foundation had been offering English classes to Spanish speakers looking to advance in the restaurant industry out of a location at 1117 E. Passyunk Ave. since 2013. Earlier this year, the Garces Foundation was among the organizations to move their operations to the multi-use space of the former Bok School.

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Liberty Community Church has now moved into that Passyunk Avenue location, across from the soon-to-be-developed Crab Shack lot by Washington Avenue.

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What's Happening in:  Hawthorne 

Target revealed as Blatstein’s planned Broad and Washington tenant, legal troubles continue for claim to property

Bart Blatstein‘s plans for his 32-story Broad and Washington development have been derailed due to some legal problems that have unfolded over the last few months. Between troubles with Hudson Realty Capital L.L.C. of New York. over claim to the property due to Blatstein’s failure to complete the $18 million purchase by an agreed upon sale date, and an appeal filed by residents in opposition of the development, things have not been moving forward quickly.

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Now Hudson Realty is taking things back to court, attempting to regain claim over the parcel of land to instead sell the property off to Midwood Investment & Development.

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What's Happening in:  Graduate Hospital :  Point Breeze 

Pig runs loose on Washington Avenue, captured by ACCT with the help of cat food

Did you happen to see a pig running loose on Washington Avenue this holiday weekend? Well, you weren’t imagining it.

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Photo by Dave Lembeck, via Philly Mag.

Animal Care and Control Team, along with some residents who spotted the pig running loose, went on a wild chase to catch this pig on Labor Day. All it took was a full team of ACCT employees and a can of cat food to eventually lead to the pig’s capture.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport 

Visit Parks on Tap beer garden this week at Jefferson Square

This week you’ll have a new pop-up beer garden to check out. The Parks on Tap traveling garden is making its way to Pennsport for five days starting on Wednesday, August 3.

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Visit Jefferson Square through Sunday, August 7 for craft beer, light snacks, games, yoga and other activities. Continue Reading →

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