This Philadelphia neighborhood, adjacent to Center City, puts you in close proximity to Northern Liberties, The Art Museum area, Center City, and Temple University.  The Loft District, is close to I-95, 76, the Broad Street Line, shopping, restaurants, and night life.  This area is perfect for professionals and students seeking to find a loft or condo near Center City. Close neighborhoods include Art Museum, Fairmount, and Logan Square to the west, Chinatown and Washington Square to the south, and Northern Liberties to the east.

Prohibition Taproom is getting a new neighbor

A vacant, 5,000+ sqft lot immediately next door to Prohibition Taproom looks like it won’t be vacant for much longer. Under contract at an asking price of $425K, a zoning application for 1241 Buttonwood St. is being heard today by the ZBA. According to the application, developer Carmel Developments intends to build a four story building that will be as tall as 55′. This would be considered quite tall in a largely residential neighborhood, but […]


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Redevelopment On the Way Next Door to Unusual Building

Back in September, we brought an odd building to your attention in the Loft District. 449 N 13th St. is a new construction building with two condo units that channels the area’s gritty industrial past with bold design choices. And now, the building immediately to the south, 439-47 N 13th St., looks like its on its way toward redevelopment. According to the zoning application, Lofts Development LLC intends to pile two stories on top of […]


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Tonight: Trestle Inn Grand Reopening

A few months ago, we wrote about the anticipated reopening of the Trestle Inn, a former go-go bar at the southeast corner 11th and Callowhill Sts. The bar opened a couple of weeks ago, keeping the old name and the go-go dancers, too. The new place, owned by Ian Cross and Josette Bonafino, plays homage to bars of the 1960’s and 1970’s, with retro music and dancers on most nights. Vintage projections and classic cocktails […]


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Fascinating Yet Probably Impossible Concept for a Lot at 13th and Buttonwood

There’s an empty lot on the southwest corner of 13th and Buttonwood Sts. that’s currently on the market. The property measures nearly 30K sqft, and the asking price is $10M. Yikes. According to the listing, the current owners applied for and received the necessary zoning variance to construct two residential towers with about 320K sqft of internal space and commercial use on the first floor. There is a rendering included with the listing that looks […]


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New Loft Building Rehab in Spring Garden

The huge, vacant, former industrial building, at 315 N. 12th Street is finally receiving a new life. The space has been vacant for quite some time and was recently adorned with some sort of artistic display, but soon it will be the home of new luxury condos. On July 20th, the ZBA approved an increase in the number of apartment units it previously approved from 145 to 163. Plans for the project include turning the […]


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DELOREAN MOMENT: PHILADELPHIA CIRCUS

Located at the corner of Callowhill Street and 10th, the Philadelphia Circus of 1890 was not in a typical location for a venue of this type. It sat outside of the theater district, towards the northern limits of the city. This ‘circus’ had originally been called the New National Theater when it opened in 1876. It featured both theatrical entertainment and animal acts. Despite its potentially exciting history of events, this block is now currently […]


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