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One Of Philly’s Largest Companies to Set up “Lifestyle Village” in the ‘Burbs

Philadelphia homes for sale Urban Outfitters Unveils Preliminary Plans for New Devon "Lifestyle Village"  We said good bye to Waterloo Gardens.  Now say hello to Urban Outfitters latest & greatest.   "Lifestyle village" appears to be clever branding for a shopping center.  Re-brand they must as this shopping center is an Antropologie/Terrain mash up where you may also be able to sweat out toxins at a fancy schmancy exercise studio, dine high or low, pick up gourmet ingredients should you decide to eat in, work on your...Continue Reading!

Game Changer in Quintessential Philadelphia Neighborhood

Philadelphia homes for sale 410 - Society Hill:  Toll Brothers Latest Development Right Off Historic Headhouse Square When you think Society Hill most of us think stately historic mansions, trees, gardens, greenery, historical sites, original preserved cobblestone streets & a quiet little residential enclave.  Basically, an all around gorgeous well kept neighborhood. There are really no large scale developments due to the exceptional preservation of housing stock (most) from hundreds of years ago, although Society Hill does boast quite a bit of mid century...Continue Reading!

Unique Bakery Breathes New Life Into an Industrial Corridor in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale Washington Ave. Is No Longer A Destination for Contractors with the Addition of Kermit's Bake Shoppe Kermit's introduces the concept as "imagine if a pizzeria & a bakery had a baby."  Can you imagine it?  Does it sound amazing?  It is. They make pizza, pastries, desserts & breads by hand on site.  There is no seating so it is meant for you to take it to go which is pretty easy on Washington Ave.  We all know that there are really...Continue Reading!

Rally for the Rail Park Block Party Raises Funds for Proposed Reading Viaduct Development

Philadelphia homes for sale Pig Roast, Craft Beer, Food Trucks & Live Performances this Saturday September 14th The 1200 block of Noble in the Callowhill neighborhood will be home to a block party this Saturday from 5-11!  C'mon, who doesn't love a block party?!?  This block party is hosted by the Friends of the Rail Park & the Callowhill Neighborhood Association & aims to raise funds for Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the defunct Reading Viaduct. Details 5:00-7:30 Sunset dinner & pig roast brought to you by...Continue Reading!

Would You Want to Live in a Historic Philadelphia Church?

Philadelphia homes for sale Adaptive Re-Use of the Magnificent Frank Watson Designed Church at 27th & Girard Avenue We love projects like this that promote responsible development & look to keep the character in Philadelphia's historic neighborhoods.  This project would have been more lucrative for the developer if it had just been knocked down & a brand new apartment building been built in it's place.  This was not an option.  The developer is looking to completely preserve the original stone facade which limits the size...Continue Reading!

Is Rittenhouse Square Getting More Luxury Condos?

Philadelphia homes for sale 1805 Walnut AKA the Alison Building Sold for 9.1 Million The Philadelphia Business Journal has reported that the Alison Building located at 1805 Walnut overlooking Philadelphia's favorite park in Rittenhouse Square has been sold.  The first 3 floors are commercial condominiums housing Barnes & Noble & were not part of the sale.  It is reported that floors 4-8 have been sold for the hefty sum of 9.1 million with a total of 31,902 square feet.  That equates to roughly $285.00 a...Continue Reading!

Big News for Old City!

Philadelphia homes for sale A Farmers Market is On It's Way! I have always wondered why Old City does not have it's own Farmers Market.  Well thanks to Indy Hall & Christ Church we will have one starting August 8th! Another reason to love Old City!Continue Reading!

Gourmet Market in Old City? Please Hurry.

Philadelphia homes for sale Old City is Getting a Lot of Good News These Days We've got Honey's moving into the 'hood.  I know I am a few months behind here.  I was hoping to hear more information!  Unfortunately, I have nothing new so I will share what it is I know.   We may be getting a gourmet food market in the Corn Exchange building on 2nd & Arch.  This is a beautiful building & I would personally love if it were utilized more....Continue Reading!

Brunch in Old City Just Got a Lot More Interesting!

Philadelphia homes for sale Honey's (yes, THAT Honey's!!) is Moving to Old City! It looks like 228 Vine Street, right next to the Painted Bride, is going to be home to the new Honey's Sit'n'Eat. North of Market Street in Old City tends to only be B.Y.O.B's, however, this appears to be a restaurant AND liquor license. I think this would be a great addition to a highly residential section of the neighborhood.  I, for one, am thrilled to have them as my new (future) neighbor....Continue Reading!

Gorgeous New Building Coming to 15th & Walnut

Philadelphia homes for sale The Cheesecake Factory Has Outdone Itself; Fortunately Not in Caloric Intake But In It's Fab New Philadelphia Home I'll admit I had mixed feeling about a Cheesecake Factory coming to 15th & Walnut.  I finally thought to myself, you know, tourism is good for the city & tourists don't want to hunt down the latest/greatest mini B.Y.O. on a tiny side street.  They want familiar & flashy right in the middle of everything.  Just like that I was okay with it. NOW,...Continue Reading!