In East Passyunk


For all of the wonderful and unique neighborhoods that dot Philadelphia's every corner, South Philly has an energy to it that is tough to pinpoint. Packed densely with rowhomes and low-rise commercial buildings, the devotion to the street grid and the paucity of trees compared to other areas gives an

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Back at the very beginning of the year, we made our way to the corner of 6th & Moore in East Passyunk to check in on a project that was taking the place of an old industrial building. As we mentioned at the time, this project called for 25 townhomes along

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Moore Street 60 Units

The 600 block of Moore Street has seen some serious changes since our last visit, which was back in the fall of 2019. At that time, an old industrial building took up the entire block bounded by 6th, 7th, Moore, and McClellan Streets. This hulking edifice was ugly as all

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Corner 2 - SW Light

The east side of the 2000 block of S. Broad St. contains a mix of retail spaces, bookended by a pair of attractive buildings that were originally constructed as banks. 2001 S. Broad St. was built for the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society and is now a Citizens Bank. 2037 S.

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A reader reached out to us the other day, having noticed a demolition notice posted on a building just south of the intersection of 9th & McKean. The suspicion here was that a sizable project was in the works, since this corner is dominated by an auto shop called Mike's Car

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At first thought, the 600 block of Moore Street may not seem like the most obvious development site in South Philly. It's a couple blocks away from Pennsport, and it's a seven block shlep from Passyunk Avenue. This block in particular is a challenge, with a beer distributor on the

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1324 Mifflin Render

1324 Mifflin St., has some unique history and a highly unusual shape, but you wouldn't know it by simply walking past the property. There’s a three story building on Mifflin Street, but most of the first floor of the building functions as a driveway that leads to a large warehouse that fills all

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Roman Sq Render

Isn't it great that we live in a big city with hundreds of little convenience stores dotting the neighborhoods, allowing us to skip a grocery store trip if we only need a can of beans or a couple tomatoes? Sure, the grocery store has more options and better prices, but that little

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Roughly 2 years ago, we wrote a story titled Not to Worry, Escape the 1980s Isn't Going Anywhere. This was written in response to a zoning notice posted outside Escape the 1980s escape room at 1804 E. Passyunk Ave., which several readers interpreted to mean an end of the line for the business. As the

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Compared to neighborhoods like East Kensington or Point Breeze, East Passyunk has seen hardly any new construction during the development boom of the last several years. Sure, there's the occasional project here and there, but outside of one-off renovations, projects in this part of South Philly are the exception rather

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