Cliff and Kristen: Won’t You Be Our Neighbors? Oh You Are? Cool.

Ah public records. What would we do without them? Most of the news outlets in Philly have already told you that Cliff Lee bought a unit in 1706 Rittenhouse (the actual address is 250 South 17th Street, for those who would like to do their own records search). But we can reveal that his unit is 2001, aka: the 20th floor. What he bought it for will be released in the middle of February, so […]


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Brewin’ On The Ritz

Fameco Real Estate just announced that La Colombe Torrefaction has signed a lease for 1,230 square feet at The Residences at the Ritz Carlton located at 1414 South Penn Square. Fameco says the cafe will open in April as the 5th Philly location for the coffee company. This La Colombe will face the soon-to-be-transformed (although Fall 2013 isn’t really soon) Dilworth Plaza. The new transit-heavy Plaza will tie together East and West Market Streets, a […]


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Paesano’s Plays Italian Market Musical Chairs

The new BYO from Modo Mio’s Peter McAndrews, Monsu, took over Paesano’s 1257-square-foot location at 901 Christian Street (leased from Midwood Management) for about, according to Zillow, $1900 monthly. Cash-only Paesano’s will still be in full force right down the block at its new digs, the 1400-square-foot retail space at 1017 S. Ninth Street that was last listed for $1200. With Sunday-favorite Sabrina’s across the street, it was no wonder Butcher’s Café couldn’t survive. We […]


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Beige & Beige Restaurant For Sale

Huntington Valley’s Zagat-rated Beige & Beige Restaurant is up for sale, fully stocked with “exotic chairs, tables, china-dinnerware, silverware, cups, glasses, lighting fixtures, stoves, dishwashers, pots & pans, walk-in cooler boxes, and much, much more.” If you are interested in starting a new restaurant in the ‘Valley Court Yard’ located between Red Lion Road and Murray Avenue on Huntingdon Pike, call 215-947-6360.


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Brewerytown is Getting a Farm, From Marathon

Philadelphia’s Department of Public Property (sounds exciting) awarded Marathon Farm (headed by Patrick Dunn, a former Greensgrow farmer and the founder of Emerald Street Urban Farm) a 15,750-square-lot at 27th and Master Streets. (See also: Food Forrest garden.) This is undoubtedly a large lot and as city gardens go (ask Greensgrow), to get that type of land you are usually headed far north of this location. This Brewerytown location isn’t too far north, and is just […]


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Wine School Location: Fairmount Loses, Rittenhouse Wins

As of January 3rd it is official: Rittenhouse Square won the vote to get the Wine School of Philadelphia’s sole location. The old Fairmount location at 2006 and 2008 Fairmount Avenue will be available as of March 31st and the official new address for the home of Keith Wallace will be the 2,420-square-foot space at 127 S. 22nd Street. According to Wallace, the Wine School “added about 10,000 restaurant-going customers to Fairmount annually” in addition […]


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NSFW: Bad Driver Celebrates Life, Her Body

You can’t find the videos anywhere on Youtube for a reason: this video is not suitable for (most) office environments or (most) children. A woman driver crashed and hit a pedestrian right in front of police offers at 17th and JFK on February 16th at 3pm. But the best part comes after the crash. The women in question then continues to strip, sing, dance, praise the Lord and do various yoga positions. Since this is Naked Philly, we thought we […]


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Pumpkin Cafe Bullied Out Of Location By James Cyril Campbell

James Cyril Campbell is the proud owner of 1609 South Street and the hated landlord of Pumpkin Cafe‘s Ian Moroney and Hilary Bor. Why are they hated? Well Hilary won’t say, but anyone who has passed by the location, knows that the ongoing dispute over the lease (this has been going on for awhile) has materialized itself in a closed Pumpkin Cafe. It’s sad, but not too sad: the Pumpkin Market across the street has been […]


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Bancroft Green Goes Under Contract

The 1,950-square-foot green home at 714 S. Bancroft Street has just gone under contract, which means there are only three units for the Bancroft Green project left. These homes may be half a million, but they sport huge green roofs (and in this location that means a great skyline view), wraparound yards and two patios. No word yet on who signed the contract, but the property was last listed at $560K.


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Outdoor Seating and Summer Hours Will Keep Our Minds Off The Snow Storm Coming

So this weekend it was 60 degrees and tonight we are getting 3-inches of snow. Nana Petrillo’s in the Piazza is practicing mind over manner: they just added more outdoor seating to go along with their Capogiro Gelato selections. Straight from the Nana horse’s mouth: “Winter hours has us open ’till 11pm Friday and Saturday and ’till 8pm the rest of the week. Summer hours will start in March.” So until we can grab a […]


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