A Message From Mr. Fox

In the past few weeks that we have been fortunate enough to be part of the Philadelphia real estate, development and neighborhood blogging community, there has been overwhelming support and interest from our readers. As we’ve worked to get our sea legs, so to speak, we’ve made mistakes and ruffled some feathers. And for this we apologize. NakedPhilly has grown with each conversation, each debate and each post. We thank you so very much for your […]


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Philadelphia Salvage Coming To Germantown

Chris Stock’s design build company, The Stock Group, was in need of reclaimed materials. Entrepreneurial Stock solved the problem by creating Philadelphia Salvage as a source for recycled and reusable building materials, which would help keep the debris out of the landfills near Philly. Philadelphia Salvage has been using their reclaimed materials (not just some old wood planks; we’re talking the marble dance floor of the Divine Lorain Hotel here) to create new projects using the architectural salvage or […]


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South Philly Co-Op Getting Off The Ground

About 70 people showed up last night for the South Philly Food Co-op community forum to learn about the soon-to-be member-controlled co-op for local and organic groceries (for those who don’t want to visit Lancaster County every time they need more bread). The co-op will be a place where anyone can shop, although to make this idea a reality, members are needed; lifetime membership is a refundable $200 and to get this off the ground, […]


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Citywide Litter Pickup Set For April 2

The 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup is set for April 2 this year. The last three Spring Cleanups have been newsworthy, specifically the 2008 effort, which was the largest one-day cleanup in American history. The Fourth Annual event will be held 9am – 2pm and the Philadelphia Streets Department program and Mayor Nutter plan to “put an end to littering and illegal dumping — permanently,” thanks to popular litter-free campaigns in Philly like UnLitter Us. With sponsors […]


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Dollar General Closing, Garces Won’t Return Calls, Help Us Find a Tenant

With Stephen Rodriquez’s new development going in on 23rd; the South Street Bridge open; and Honey’s Sit N’ Eat, City Fitness and Doggy Style moving in on 21st and South, the western area of Graduate Hospital seems to be hitting it’s stride. We’ve just received news that the Dollar General on 23rd and South wont be renewing its lease at the end of the year, and the landlord is looking to find a replacement. The 5000-square-foot corner retail […]


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UPenn Grad To Develop 2149 Catharine Street

Max Glass, a consultant at JM & Company, is taking on his first big development project in Graduate Hospital. Glass, a University of Pennsylvania graduate,  has proposed the demolition of the existing building at 2149 Catherine Street to create a three-story building with commercial space on the first floor, offices on the second and a residential unit on top (perhaps for him?). Glass will need a height and lot coverage variance, and although he does not have […]


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University City Residents To Get Free Trees During Giveaway

The University of Pennsylvania has partnered with Parks & Recreation (not Amy Poehler) to give away 300 free trees to faculty and staff who own homes in Philly. The Tree Giveaway with Mayor Nutter will be on Thursday, March 31, on College Green at 1pm, where pre-registered participants can pick up their trees for planting. The giveaway is part of a “Creating Canopy with Penn,” an effort that has come about from Mayor Nutter’s strong support for […]


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Mr. Fox’s Book Club: Philadelphia’s Best Dive Bars

Brian McManus, the music editor and a contributing food writer at Philadelphia Weekly, has a 168-page paperback in the works. Philadelphia’s Best Dive Bars: Drinking and Diving in the City of Brotherly Love is a compilation of McManus’ seasoned experience helping people to “find out where to get wasted after visiting the Liberty Bell” (there’s something about national treasures that just makes me want to shotgun). McManaus came here in 2006 to not the most warming welcome, […]


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Bicycle Revolution Opens Today In New Location

The new Bicycle Revolutions is moving to its new shop at 756 S. Fourth Street today at 11am! The move means they are taking everything (include Buda, the store dog) from the old location at 712 S. Fourth Street to the bright green and pink interior of the new digs. Congrats guys!


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Philly Vapefest Coming Next Weekend; E-Cig Smokers Unite

Vape is the cool new term for those who use electronic cigarettes, those Gattaca-looking things that light up just like a real cancer stick but omit only water vapor. Thankfully for the rest of us who need oxygen to breath, e-cigs have become very popular (when Katherine Heigl and David Letterman smoked a few live on his show in 2010, sales skyrocketed), so much so that Philadelphia is hosting it’s own Philly Vapefest on March 25 […]


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