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    • Proposed elevation of Royal Theater's historic South Street facade incorporated into a new building | J Davis Architects

Royal redevelopment clears design hurdle

After 40 years of neglect and several false starts a path is being blazed to demolish South Street’s Royal Theater and replace it with a new mixed-use building that incorporates the…

    • The Royal
Eyes on the Street

Royal Theater could be replaced by new mixed-use building

The Royal Theater will no longer exist if Universal Companies has its way. The Royal, now in its fourth decade of vacancy, was an iconic entertainment venue for black Philadelphia hosting…

    • The Royal
    • The Royal's masonry is in fragile condition due to mortar loss and extensive biogrowth.

Universal seeks OK to demolish most of Royal Theater

Universal Companies - the nonprofit titan founded by Kenny Gamble - has asked the Philadelphia Historical Commission for permission to demolish most of the famed Royal Theater on the 1500 block…

    • SpringBouquet
Eyes on the Street

Jan 18: Gallery exits, enter Boyce | Bridesburg waterfront rezoning | $100k to plan Grays Ferry and Point Breeze | D'Ambrosio closes

Good morning and happy Friday! Did you notice a dusting of crystalline snow when you woke up? There were flurries this morning, but we could be in a snow drought. Here’s…

    • Will Universal sell the neglected Royal Theater and its two side lots? For the right price.
    • Have you stopped by the new Philadelphia History Museum yet?
Eyes on the Street

Telling Philadelphia's story, North Central NID argued and amended, Nicetown Court, no Healing Way in Holmesburg, Olney's Schwarzwald Inn, budget hearings begin

Good morning Streeters! After my walkabout today, I'll be at this evening's Library in the City event. Hope you find a way to enjoy the absolutely beautiful day today by…

    • Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group
Eyes on the Street

PlanPhilly looks back: SS United States, Sunoco still seeks refinery buyers, no Promise Neighborhoods grant for Universal, Bill Green on BPT reform

Lost Craft | flickr user phillytrax, Eyes on the Street flickr group Today, PlanPhilly begins its look back at 2011 with a piece on the SS United States, by Steven…

    • Tariq
Eyes on the Street

The Roots muralized, Royal neglect, retrofit Philly, Vernon Park rain garden, new meetinghouse and Skyspace

Good morning, Philly. It’s going to be an especially beautiful day today, so get out and enjoy it while you can. Don’t forget to head out and vote. Polls are open…

    • Poor Clare's Monastery as demolition began in September 2011. | Alan Jaffe
Eyes on the Street

Poor Clare's facade reuse, Smart House gets nod, Royal Theater neglected, upcoming developments before Planning Commission

The demolition of Poor Clare’s Monastery on Girard Avenue is complete, and Naked Philly has renderings of Poor Clare’s replacement, showing the historic façade tacked-on the new building on Girard…

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