Fencing has sprouted up around the old King of Jeans building, which — if you can believe it — we told you nearly three years ago that it would be torn down to make way for a new apartment building on the site.
That means demolition is about to get underway 1843 E. Passyunk Ave., and a new 59-foot, five-story building will rise in its place, according the the plans approved back in February 2014 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The plans called for about 3,000 square feet of retail on the first floor, office space on the second floor and 12 apartments on the remaining three floors.
As you probably know, the sign was taken down about two months ago and placed on display at Provenance Salvage in Northern Liberties.
Meanwhile, we’re not certain what is planned for the ground floor commercial space here, but we’re still pulling for a state wine and spirits store (no, that’s just a hope, not even a rumor).