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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New Onion Flats For No Libs

NEWSFLASH: Onion Flats are proposing 3 residents units at 834 N. 4th with a ground-floor commercial space and 4 parking spaces. This location is right down the street from the lovely and green Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat and the green design center and garden Greenable; what a perfect spot for an Onion Flats project. Anything Onion Flats does will be welcome to the already-Onion-friendly neighborhood, but it would be great if the first-floor was another community-friendly […]


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Art Machine Tattoo Moves To The Fishy

Last night Fishtown community members voted (a 30-0 vote actually; guess Fishies love tattoos) to subdivide the existing building at 1341 Frankford Avenue to make a new home for tattoo-haven Art Machine Productions. Art Machine is moving from 2424 Studios at 2424 E. York St., and will be toting their loved artists with them, one of which includes Tim Pangburn, a talented tattoo artist that has been featured in East Coast Tattoo Magazine and Tattoo Guru. […]


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Orange Jumpsuits Coming to South Philly (and Its Not the Flyers)

Inmates are moving to South Philly and neighbors are less than thrilled, not only because criminals will be living next to them, but it’s proposed for a space right next to a day care (!). The protesters living in the southwest section of the city near 5200 Grays Avenue have a reason to be upset, given the fact that an inmate could escape at any time. The city needs a place to put these felons […]


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Washington Square West is Fishing for a New BYO

Josh Lawler and Colleen Kelly will be opening a new restaurant, The Farm and The Fisherman, at 1120 Pine Street, formerly the restaurant Paul owned by Paul and Effie Bouikidis of Effie’s Greek fame across the street. The Farm and The Fisherman will be a 30-seat BYO restaurant that will focus on using sustainable, locally sourced ingredients and is looking to open in spring of this year. The menu will change often based on the […]


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