We've continued to write about different retail that’s filled up vacant spots along the already well-developed North 2nd Street commercial corridor in Northern Liberties, and now a frozen yogurt shop is the latest proposal to reach the area.
Plans for a frozen treat shop at 980-82 N. 2nd St., at an infill development site we looked at last summer, were approved by the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association zoning committee at a smooth meeting in February. As early as last summer, this location was a big hole in the ground across the street from the Piazza.
Now it's a new mixed-use development with residential units above. It's the sort of development the NLNA is looking for. It keeps eyes on the street and encourages pedestrian traffic. It also ties into the new age designs and architecture that have veered away from traditional brick row home exteriors that has accompanied the wave of redevelopment in Northern Liberties.
This proposal joins various new retail offerings that have either opened or soon will along N. 2nd from this yogurt shop, to this vet clinic going up at 622 N. 2nd St., closer to Spring Garden Street. There are also plans for jazz at 914 N. 2nd, and a new hookah cafe has opened on the 700 block. So as infill and other development continues in Northern Liberties, the retail gaps are continuing to fill in.