Morning Headlines: Eataly Comes to Philly; 38Chestnut Breaks Ground, Without a Space

Radnor Property Group renderings of 38Chestnut.

Radnor Property Group renderings of 38Chestnut.

We have a lot of headlines this morning, so let’s get to it. First of all, to clarify: 38Chestnut will indeed have a space (that being 38th and Chestnut) but its name does not have a space. Think of it as an Apple-minted building and you’ll be all right.

• Foobooz reports that Mario Batali is bringing his food haven, Eataly, to Philly next year and that it may be the old Strawbridge and Clothiers.
Philly.com shares the ironically-titled Philly is Ugly, a time-lapse video that brings out the city’s beauty
Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni reports on KBS Realty Advisor’s $61 million offer for a King of Prussia office building
• Home sales and median sale prices in Philadelphia and surrounding counties have risen, according to Bucks Local News

• Don’t forget tonight’s Central Northeast District Plan meeting at Northeast High School. More info at Philadelphia 2035
• 38Chestnut, the $110 million project, is finally underway, says Natalie Kostelni. The official groundbreaking will be this Thursday.
• Tacony the new Badlands? Philadelinquency sheds some light on the effect of slumlord properties in the neighborhood
• CampusPhilly’s Deborah Diamond reiterates what we already know about the city’s appeal to a younger crowd and promotes CampusPhilly on Philly.com


PlanPhilly reports on the Allison Building project and parklet planned for Ridge Avenue. Restaurant owners, they’re looking for a tenant.


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    Hoorah for Eataly! But will they be able to sell wine???

    And what will this mean for Reading Terminal and the Italian Market? Can they coexist?

    • DTurner

      I wonder what this will mean for DiBruno’s on Chestnut (or perhaps vice-versa?).