Philadelphia Salvage Signs an Agreement for a Brewerytown Store

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Philadelphia Salvage sells a little bit of everything — and the kitchen sink. Photo via Philly Salvage’s Facebook page.

When Mugshots closed its Brewerytown location about a month ago, there was nervous chatter among people hungry for the area’s revitalization. After three years on the 2800 block of Girard Avenue, the coffee shop — popular and profitable in Fairmount — was still only breaking even. So they packed it in and moved on.


Was it a harbinger that Brewerytown's seemingly unstoppable growth was too much, too soon? Not at all. The Mugshots storefront was quickly snapped up by another coffee shop, High Point Cafe. A brewpub -- a bricks-and-mortar location for Crime and Punishment brewers -- will also be coming to Girard Avenue. And now Philadelphia Salvage has sealed the deal on a Brewerytown location: 2841 Girard Avenue, to be developed with MM Partners.

The new store's name hasn't been decided yet. So if you have any suggestions -- especially names with a Brewerytown flair -- check out Philadelphia Salvage's Facebook page.

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  • connie d.

    i’m sorry, but when you’ve had wrought iron gates ripped off your driveway, and cellar window grates stolen, and houses stripped while they are up for sale you tend not to trust these stores. none of them. yes, i know this one has a great rep for great things, and sometimes they do “salvage” what would have been lost, but you could never convince me that they don’t buy “off the street.” they should be treated like pawn shops where every single person selling anything has to show picture id, and have their information recorded, and state where they got the material.

    • Liz Spikol

      That’s an interesting point of view, and one I haven’t heard about salvage-type shops. Sorry to hear you’ve had such trouble.

      • connie d.

        there are many many people who have this attitude in philadelphia. think of all the old neighborhoods and old architecture through out the area. back in the 90′s dozens and dozens of drive way gates were lifted right off their posts in broad daylight. where do you think one would pawn two driveway gates? there was no e-bay or craigs list back then.
        during my neighbor’s move in day, he pulled up to find two men removing his original 100 year old front doors. when caught red handed they said they thought the house was abandoned. who do you think they would have sold those 9 foot front doors to? i’m telling you, thieves feed part of this market, and we celebrate it.