In Society Hill


Washington Square is one of our favorite public spaces in the entire city, forming a quiet respite on the border of the Society Hill and Washington Square West neighborhoods. Though it doesn't seem to get as much love as Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square's quiet, tranquil vibe is one that suits

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Who doesn't love a good public space? We love the fresh air, trees, plants, activated areas for people to gather and enjoy each other's company, and/or the chance for some solitude in the city. The issue is, not all public spaces would be considered "good" with this definition. One such

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South Street has long been one of the key entertainment districts in the entire city, with a long history as a cultural hotbed. Things haven't been all hunky-dory for this stretch lately, with key vacancies, unfortunate fires, and even more unfortunate issues with violence taking away some of the shine

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As we've been spending more time than usual in Society Hill of late, we've been increasingly drawn in by the current state of Foglietta Plaza, which sits immediately east of the Society Hill Towers and immediately west of the ever-popular Spruce Street Harbor Park as it straddles I-95. Currently an

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Society Hill is an area of the city that has remained remarkably stubborn in the face of the recent wave of development that has taken to just about every corner of the city. A lack of large development parcels combined with a push to limit height has led to few

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South And Front

We admit it, we called this one all wrong. Over the summer, we shared the news that 526 S. Front St. would soon be demoed and we were bummed. This building had been home to Downey's Pub from the 1970s through 2016, slowly expanding over the years and eventually operating

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Back in February, we told you that 526 S. Front St. was listed for sale for $3M and also available for lease for $7,000/mo. This address, for the uninitiated, was home to Downey's Pub for a stunning period of time, with the business operating under a few different ownership groups from the 1970s

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Headhouse Square is the historic section of the historic Society Hill neighborhood, encompassing the extra-wide blocks of 2nd Street that run from South Street to Pine Street. Way back in the day, like in the days before America was a country and Betsy Ross was still walking these cobbled streets,

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View Corner

We've said it over and over again that we don't much care for surface parking lots. Whether it's in the heart of downtown Philadelphia or in the farthest reaches of the city where land values aren't so high, there's pretty much always a higher and better use for a property

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Then put your little hand in mine

There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb


I've got you babeOk campers, rise and shine. And don't forget your booties, 'cause it's cold out there today. It's cold out there every day, what is this, Miami Beach? Not hardly. And you can expect

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