Live Nation Plans Fillmore Theater in Fishtown

On Tuesday evening, more than 100 residents turned out to hear the details of a proposal for Canal Street North, the first phase of what might potentially be Penn Treaty Village in Fishtown. The plan is to turn the old Ajax Metal Company at Frankford and North Delaware Avenues into something more useful and entertaining.

Live Nation would open a 3,000-seat Fillmore Theater, which would be about the same size as its Tower Theater in Upper Darby.

The Ajax property would also house the 18-lane bowling alley, a restaurant, retail space, offices and a tasting room for a local distillery. Samschick did not disclose the operators, but said he would be ready to begin construction as soon as possible.

Hipsters lament. [Inquirer]

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