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    • Steve David, owner of LIttle Beans Corner Cafe in Fox Chase

Little Beans Cafe opens in Fox Chase

Steve David, owner of LIttle Beans Corner Cafe in Fox Chase When the second incarnation of 3 Sisters Corner Café in Fox Chase closed, many in the community were forced to turn…

    • Revised facilities policies approved

Revised facilities policies approved

Submitted by Benjamin Herold Monday night, the School Reform Commission (SRC) unanimously approved new "Adaptive Reuse " and "Rightsizing " policies without comment. Taken together, the policies will guide the…

    • SCRUB: Beauty or blight?

SCRUB: Beauty or blight?

Please Testify on Billboard Industry's I-95 Bill  *   Planning Commission Meeting  Tues June 14th at 1:00  1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor  *   City Council Meeting Thursday, June 16 at…

City Council has scheduled a hearing of the Committee of the Whole on the Zoning Code proposals

Friends - I wanted to let you know that City Council has scheduled a hearing of the Committee of the Whole on the Zoning Code Proposals for:  Wednesday, June 15th, 10…

    • West Philadelphia High School, a five-story, brick and limestone structure built in 1911-1912 at a cost of $1.3 million.

District budget crisis focuses pols on school closings

For the past year, City Hall has regarded the looming closure of up to 50 public school buildings as a headache on the horizon: an issue that was sure to…

    • The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority hopes to attract a developer for this site along Kelly Drive in East Falls.

Deja vu: Developer wanted for old Rivage Grand Ballroom site

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhilly A long-dormant property on a high-visibility East Falls site could soon come back into play. The city Redevelopment Authority will make another go at revitalizing…

    • Priorities

Riverfront vision comes to life

The evolution of Philadelphia's Central Delaware Waterfront will spread outward from four areas containing pockets of land already in the city's control, those assembling the document that will guide the changes…

    • Preservationists' fear: The Lit Brothers building, with advertising

Planning supports creation of commercial advertising district to glitz up and fix up Market Street East

A proposal to encourage the redevelopment of a glitzier East Market Street by offering developers the option of having large-format, digital signs on buildings to which they make $10 million improvements…

    • Proposal to turn former AAA building into apartments, retail gets warm reception at planning commisison

Proposal to turn former AAA building into apartments, retail gets warm reception at planning commisison

The former AAA building at 2040 Market Street would become a 275-apartment complex with retail on the ground level under a proposal by PMC Property Group.Architect Stephen Varenhorst gave an…

    • Sidewalk encroachments for two restaurant projects get planning commission nod, but spur philosophical discussion

Sidewalk encroachments for two restaurant projects get planning commission nod, but spur philosophical discussion

Wolfgang Puck wants to open a restaurant at the Kimmel Center.The Philadelphia City Planning Commission gave its approval to zoning legislation that Kimmel Center reps say paves the way for…

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Cat of the Week: George

Editor's note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, our Pet of the Week coverage got backed up. Be sure to check back later this week for an additional dog and…

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Dog of the Week: Sydney

Editor's note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, our Pet of the Week coverage got backed up. Be sure to check back later this week for an additional dog and…

    • Some of the tools Dr. Roger Barth uses to make beer

Beer chemist schools Grey Lodge patrons during Philly Beer Week

Some of the tools Dr. Roger Barth uses to make beer Dr. Roger Barth of West Chester is not your ordinary chemistry professor. The name of his West Chester University class…

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Thieves target five businesses overnight

Police are investigating break-in attempts at five businesses in one night. Businesses along the Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road corridor were targeted between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.…

    • Photo courtesy of SCRUB

CDAG to fight waterfront projects that threaten the waterfront vision

Developments that violate the public's vision for the Central Delaware riverfront have been getting the green light despite a zoning overlay meant to ensure that doesn't happen, say members of the…

    • A women's alternative to jail on the move in Germantown

A women's alternative to jail on the move in Germantown

By Amy Z. QuinnFor PlanPhillyWith a public auction of its current location scheduled for next week, New Directions for Women Inc. is looking ahead to a long-standing plan to…

    • PHS

PHS "Pops Up" at 20th and Market

Bloggers, skyscraper-dwellers, and passers-by have been noticing something going on at the corner of 20th and Market for a few weeks now. Monday, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society made it official, throwing…

    • Monitor use changes in the new zoning code for a property near you

Monitor use changes in the new zoning code for a property near you

As the complex new zoning code is finalized by the ZCC before going to City Council this fall, PlanPhilly will analyze key components of the reform in this digestible new series.…

    • Roger Price of the Bustleton Bengals

Bustleton Bengals push for gymnasium

Roger Price of the Bustleton Bengals The Bustleton Bengals Club is one of many sports organizations for boys and girls in the Northeast. The club continues to live out its mission…

    • Frankford Civic Association board members present, joined by Tim Wisniewski.

Torresdale Avenue flea market is unlicensed nusiance says Frankford Civic Association board

  An apparent un-sanctioned flea market that has waxed and waned various weekends for at least a couple years on Torresdale Avenue in Frankford has grown to a size and a…

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