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Category Archives: Loft District

Sunday Open Houses: Loft District & Spring Arts

Check out this Sunday’s open houses in the Loft District and Spring Arts neighborhoods!!

 

Featured Open House: 429 N 13th Street #5F, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday 12-1
$325,000
1 bedroom/1 bathroom

Contemporary 1 bedroom condo with custom concrete counter tops, high-end stainless steel appliances, refinished hardwood floors, stripped exposed wood columns, exposed brick walls. This is a unique corner unit with 13 ft ceilings facing south and west and includes 1,100 sq.ft. and indoor garage parking located in a great area and only walking distance from Center City!

 

1205 Mount Vernon Street Unit 1
$319,900
2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms
12-1pm

 

603 N 12th Street Unit A
$339,000
2 bedrooms/2.1 baths
11am-12:30pm

Craft Beer Express is Tomorrow Throughout Philly!

craft beer express

Tomorrow, Saturday November 8th, kicks off the Craft Beer Express throughout the City of Brotherly Love.  Those who are partaking will get the opportunity to experience craft beer selections from bars throughout the city.

Local bars  all over the city from Northern Liberties to Fairmount will be participating in the Craft Beer Express. Participating bars include Kraftwork, Standard Tap, The Institute, Kite & Key, Pub on Passyunk East, Devil’s Den, Johnny Brenda’s, The Bishop’s Collar, Jose Pistola’s, The Sidecar, Brauhaus Schmitz and the Race St. Cafe.

The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased online or at one of the participating bars. On the Craft Beer Express website, you can choose which bar to start at. The $10 fee covers a bracelet for transportation throughout the day. Buses will run every 25 minutes transporting patrons to the participating bars. Tickets are still available!! This is a perfect event for beer lovers who are looking to explore different neighborhoods throughout the city.

 

 

 

Potential Facelift Planned for The Gallery

market east

Photo courtesy of PhillyMag.com

The Gallery shopping complex located on the east side of Market Street is planned to transform into a luxury shopping facility. According to Philadelphia Magazine, developers from Macerich Co. want to invest $106.8 million into the revitalization of The Gallery. Plans are to reinvent The Gallery as an up-scale, urban shopping center.

Macerich Co. owns the Deptford Mall in South Jersey and 55 other shopping malls in the United States. Currently, Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust owns The Gallery and plans on going in half in redevelopment with Macerich Co. The redevelopment process is expected to be complete in October.

Plans begin for Philly elevated park

Philly elevated park

Photo courtesy of Philly.com/CLEM MURRAY

According to Philly.com, plans are underway for a complete renovation of the Reading Viaduct, which extends through the Loft District neighborhood and ends on North Broad Street.  Neighborhood and city officials plan to revitalize the railroad spur into an elevated park. The plans include renovating the dilapidated area into a friendly, green space for all to enjoy with a view of Center City.

Although funds will be provided by the city and state, it will not be enough to cover the entire cost of the renovation. Private donations will be needed to fulfill the expected $8.6 million dollar budget.

New York’s High Line inspired the plans and idea for Philly’s new elevated city park. The High Line in New York helped to spark revitalization, which is also the hope for the Reading Viaduct Project planners.

The completion of this park will put the neighborhood into the beginning stages of the modernization that is sweeping through Philadelphia.

 

Source:
Article: Elevated park on rail viaduct finally firming up
By: Tony Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday April 6, 2013