We Took a Tour of the Pyramid Lofts

Wow, MM Partners. That didn’t take long at all. It was only about 15 months ago that we first told you that MM Partners had purchased¬†3101 Glenwood Ave., a six-story¬†industrial building that was home to the Pyramid Electric Company from 1980-2000. The building was designed by Leroy B. Rothschild and constructed in 1922, originally housing a furniture business. We told you that the developers would be thoroughly renovating the building, with plans for 50 residential units along with retail and office space on the first floor. As you can see, they had their work cut out for them.

A couple years ago

Lo and behold, the renovation effort is now almost complete and the building looks amazing.

Current view of the building

Last week, as part of Design Philadelphia, MM Partners offered free tours of their new Pyramid Lofts building, and we figured we’d take advantage of the opportunity to walk through the property. We snagged some quality photos and learned a thing or two, as well. For example, the building is now almost completely sold out and occupied, with just one apartment (pictured below) remaining unrented. Another tidbit, one of the office tenants will be opening a little cafe on the southern side of the building. Speaking of the office tenants, their spaces are still unfinished, but when they’re done, they’ll maintain some of the graffiti that decorated the entire building until about a year ago. Finally, for the residents, there will be a public outdoor space and a dog park behind the building, on land leased from Conrail. It’s still a patch of dirt at the moment, but it should be a great perk in the future.

Okay, enough of our yapping. Check out this building already.

Future coffee shop
Future office space, with preserved train tracks running through the building
More leftover graffiti
More office space in the works
Future amenity area, which will include fire pits and a dog park (not in the same area)
Looking up, from future dog park
Residential hallway, ceiling tiles still to come
Inside one of the units
Kitchen area
Building lobby

Ordinarily, this would be the time that we’d encourage anyone looking to move to Brewerytown to consider Pyramid Lofts as an option, but with just one vacant apartment at this point, it’s probably an exercise in futility. Oh well, maybe they’ve got a waiting list for when the first leases expire next year. Worth a try, perhaps.

  • James Goodwin

    Nice renovation of this industrial building! Without a map, I assume it is close to Temple’s medical campus, right or wrong. I am thinking about Connie Mack Stadium and how people walked over to the BSS to go home after the game. I was one of those people. Hopefully this construction project in Brewerytown will get smoothed over at zoning.

    • DanS

      No, this is close to East Fairmount Park. Near Cecil B. Moore.

  • Circa79

    i’m pretty sure they aren’t going to tout anything that is government related in their updates. Not when the general theme of the site is “developers = saints/saviors and government=idiots who are preventing developers from making more money”

  • Circa79

    this is well north of Girard- close to CBM avenenue between 29th and 30th. This is well into North Philadelphia- too far up to even be called Brewerytown IMHO.

  • Karig2

    They did a great job on that lobby!