Detective Work: Which South Philly Bar Is Closing?

Let’s play a game. “A cozy Bar/Restaurant located in a busy South Philly neighborhood” is up for sale for a cool $349,000 (complete with fixtures and furniture). The bar in question was established in 1961, has four flat screens, an 80-inch projection screen, 7 beers on draft and beer to-go. Our guess? A particular bar that is also a grill and is also in South Philly that is near Pat’s and Geno’s. Your guess?


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Real Estate More Profitable Than Religion

Just kidding. But seriously. Developers are demolishing more churches than we can count on our idle hands. The Metropolitan AME Church at 731 S. 20th St. is in the process of being razed (as you can see) and Dawn Tancredi has wasted no time in applying to create six homes at 723 and 731 S. 20th Streets. According to the zoning board, the lot will be home to six four-story 42’-homes with roof decks, second-floor […]


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The Neighborhood’s First (and MTV-Worthy) Music Video

Philadelphia’s most creative entertainment industry workers are at it again. Designing a studio on 1600 North 5th Street, the founders of The Neighborhood set up both a physical workspace and a professional network to help new Philly productions launch. The studio is literally a Truman Show-esque reproduction of suburban houses (used as offices) complete with streets and street lamps. The environment is an atmosphere where artists can feel inspired and collaborative. The Neighborhood allows production companies […]


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Play Hipster City Cycle On Your Phone, In Your Skinny Jeans

Weren’t we just whining about the lack of Philly-specific apps? We whined too soon: Hipster City Cycle is a new iPhone application that lets you explore Philadelphia as a hipster cyclist (gotta’ love bike messengers) as you bike around the city, in all it’s Atari-pixilated detail, and explore important landmarks and neighborhoods within Philly as a local hipster. Users are challenged with races and downtown-traffic maneuvering (definitely challenging!) and big track stars get posted on […]


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O Sandwiches Up For Sale

We knew, even with its amazing Thai iced tea, that O was two blocks too south for it’s kind, shadowed by the glowing neon signs of Pat’s and Geno’s. The 3000-square-feet of first-floor space is up for sale for $5000 a month (that’s a lot of Thai iced teas). Nestled between La Lupe and Geno’s, we think this would be the perfect spot for a bar-centric establishment (this area of the Italian Market already has […]


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Borders Files Chapter 11; KOP Store Closes

“Struggling book and media retailer Borders Group Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York on Wednesday, and said it plans to close two of its 20 locations in the Philadelphia area as part of its restructuring.” Read more at BizJournals.com.


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Breaking News! Pad Thai Restaurant Is Up For Sale

Pad Thai Restaurant at 606 S. 2nd Street is up for sale today. The 3,400-square-foot space is going for $3,400 a month plus utilities or $375K, which includes the liquor license and all furniture, fixtures and equipment. Right across from Hikaru and next to Fez Moroccan restaurant, Pad Thai has done pretty well over the years, but the cursed South Street seems to strike again. Where are people in Queens Village going to eat? They […]


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Spruce Street Espresso is Multiplying

Spruce Street Espresso will be opening a new location and owners Faith and Betty Ortiz are eyeing up the commercial space in the Oddfellows building (currently being remodeled) at 1201 Spruce Street; a 1500-square-foot first-foor space only one block away from the current location renting at just shy of $4000 a month. (Although the listing was advertised at a lot less, this was only for the back space. Sneaky. Sneaky.) The name of the spot […]


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Philly’s Version of GTL: Green To-Go Laundry

Biodegradable detergents and pick-up and drop-off services via bicycle? Philly’s Wash Cycle Laundry is putting a new spin on eco-friendly service. Earlier this month the establishment, located on the corner of 16th and South Streets, kicked off its campaign to become one of Philly’s most green laundry services. Its goal is to provide services to its customers in the most eco-friendly way by providing a new take on a somewhat lackluster subject: washing clothes. Not […]


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Pretty Paws: Manayunk Spokesdog Contest

The Philly Water Department is looking to its neighbors to vote for cute puppies and dogs to become the Manayunk Spokesdog. It may sound strange, but the contest is happening because PWD wants to show the importance of remaining eco-friendly and having owners clean up after their dogs to keep the waterways clean. The winning dog gets the title “Philly Water’s Best Friend” and will receive a $200 prize from Wag N Style in East […]


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