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Plan for East Passyunk’s King of Jeans Building Is Revealed

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A rendering of Max Glass' proposed King of Jeans redo.

The suspense was agonizing, but Passyunk Post now has the big reveal: The new developer of 1843 E. Passyunk Avenue, aka the King of Jeans building, is Andy Kaplan, a former partner in the Goldenberg Group, whose company Rockland Capital specializes in, as they put it in their bio, “acquiring assets from distressed sellers and/or lenders at substantial discounts.”

Or at least that’s what the mission used to be. Last night at East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s zoning committee meeting, Kaplan told the crowd: “Now I’m selectively picking projects that transform neighborhoods.” Doesn’t seem as though EPX needs his help with a thriving and ongoing transformation, but the more the merrier, I suppose.

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Dead: “King of Jeans” Rental Apartments on East Passyunk

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One of the renderings Max Glass presented to the East Passyunk zoning committee.

The Passyunk Post reports that developer Max Glass’ plan to transform the iconic King of Jeans store into rental apartments with bike share has, for some reason, tanked. Most neighbors were pretty excited about it, especially after Glass altered the plan to address community concerns regarding noise and light. The apartments were meant to appeal to single people without cars, boosting the neighborhood’s younger demographic.

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Organic Baby Store Opening at 1605 East Passyunk Avenue

Cloth logo via Passyunk Post.

Cloth logo via Passyunk Post.

Clarification: No one will be selling organic babies on East Passyunk. Rather, entrepreneurs Angela and Shai Halperin will sell organic, sustainable and locally made products for babies. Their soon-to-open store, Cloth, was inspired by all the neighborhood babies the couple saw in cloth diapers–suggesting an area interest in earth-friendly goods.

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