Delilah’s Den To Get A Neighbor, More Customers

100 Spring Garden may soon have a new tenant. The lots where Zee Bar and Delilah’s sit just east of 95 will perhaps be getting a “bar/restaurant with live entertainment.” Of course this project has just been proposed to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association and the zoning attorney for the applicant says it’s too soon to talk on the subject now, so we can’t report much more. Until we get an update, we can only […]


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PIFA Street Fair Coming To The Avenue Of The Arts In April

The PIFA Street Fair will be coming to Broad Street on Saturday, April 30. With an already abundant art scene in Philadelphia, this is an innovative idea that will only add to the artistic caliber of the city. The street fair will come towards the end of the month-long Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), which will be taking place between April 7 and May 1. With the Kimmel Center spearheading the project (using […]


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North28: New Brewerytown Modular Condominiums In The Works

North 28 luxury prefab condominiums are moving into Brewerytown at 1238 N. 28th Street. MM Partners, who is spearheading the project, has closed on a construction loan from Beneficial Bank needed to begin building and are looking to finish the project by the end of this summer. The building will consist of 15 modular units (equipped with 15 gated parking spaces) and will be located a ½ block north of Girard Avenue (believe it or […]


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West Girard’s Bright Painted Trash Cans

West Girard Avenue is going to be receiving several bright additions in the very near future. Fairmont CDC (Community Development Corporation) spent Martin Luther King Day, along with more than 20 gracious volunteers, transforming trashcans from drab to fab (yes, these trashcans are fab), which will help to keep West Girard a clean, litter-free street (also a crucial element is Philly locals actually using them). Professional artists had a hand in this as well, making […]


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A Restaurant Full Of Wax Horror Icons In A.C.

Joe Camarota and Alvarez Wax Productions to bring a horror wax museum and restaurant to A.C. Although a few wax museums had their stay (and fall) in A.C. over the years, Camarota is looking for developers to hop on board for this “Hollywood Hot Wax Museum/Restaurant” project. The restaurant will include “interactive, ever changing museum/restaurant theatrical experiences” from Alvarez Productions, and will include a combination of different themes (from Victorian, to Hollywood Icons, the Old South […]


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Crocodile Philly Closes, GiGi Owner and Survivor Contestant To Take Over License

Crocodile Philly is changing hands. The owners of GiGi Restaurant at 319 Market will be taking over pickleback-central Crocodile Philly. Stephenie LaGrossa is one of those owners (as well as one of the most popular contestants on Survivor Palau and Survivor Guatemala) to turn 110 Chestnut into the reported 879, a sports bar backed by two Eagles, Todd Herremans and Brent Celek, and fed by Michael Lane of Steak ‘Em Up fame. Will LaGrossa of reality TV fame and two Eagles make […]


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Man Stabbed in Rittenhouse; Passersby Think It’s Another Pop-Up Theater Show

On Friday at 5pm, while many enjoyed their happy hour sliders at Rouge, an intoxicated man was stabbed right at the corner of 18th and Walnut. “A doorman at one of the luxury highrises surrounding the park described the men as appearing to be homeless.” The actual violence was a brief respite from the robbery committed every night at Parc for a glass of Riesling.


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LaScala’s Buying Dolce and Paradigm

Let’s play a game. A “fully fit-out restaurant/bar” with “incredible architecture with high ceilings” is up for sale, complete with kitchen equipment, table and chairs. Hmm. What restaurant near Second and Chestnut fits that description? Is it trendy Dolce or perhaps Paradigm? Your guess? UPDATE: Robert La Scala (who operates LaScala’s at 615 Chestnut Street) has bought the license for Dolce/Paradigm and is moving forward to own these businesses.


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Charlie’s Pub Wants a Roof Deck

Charlie Vatori, the current owner of Charlie’s Pub at 114 N. Third Street, would love to take over 17 N. Third Street (the former Carmelita Boutique), but it hasn’t proved so easy for him. Vatori would like to convert the space to a restaurant that will occupy the first and second floors, stock it with some pool tables and build a roof deck. There are numerous protests and petitions, however. Vatori currently doesn’t have a food-use permit for this […]


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North Philadelphia Building Up 600 N. Broad

There are big plans in the works for even more progression to North Broad Street. Earlier this month, Mayor Nutter, EB Realty Management Corp. (Eric Blumenfeld’s company, the man behind the foreclosed Marine Club) and PMC Property Group announced the start of the redevelopment project. The $43M 600 N. Broad project will include the entire block where former Wilkie Buick car dealership and the historic, seven-story Biberman building are located. The project plans for 39,000 […]


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