As we reported several months ago, Lenfest Plaza is a pedestrian-only walkway being created by landscape architects OLIN on the 1400 block of Cherry St., across from the expanded Convention Center.

We were in the neighborhood the other day, and reached over the fence to snap a picture.

Looks ready for the cafe tables, no?

While it was originally expected to be completed for the summer, PAFA is now expecting Lenfest Plaza to be finished up by the end of August. The opening ceremony and obligatory celebration will take place on October 1st, right around the time that our Phillies will be ramping up for the playoffs. Family oriented activities will dominate the afternoon, and a cocktail party, dinner, and a dance party will follow. We’re excited to see the progress so far, and will certainly update as we get any new information.