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Property’s Morning Obsession: Roots Mural Gets a Dedication Date!

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The Roots mural via muralarts.org

How long have we been waiting for the Roots mural? It seems like forever ago that we started pining for Philly’s biggest hometown hip-hop stars to be enshrined on some wall, somewhere. Well, it’s finally happening, and the wall is at 512 S. Broad Street, on the side of the World Communications Charter School. Seems like a more fitting idea than Sixth and South, which was pitched some time ago.

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Stephen Starr and Questlove to Open Chicken Joint on South Street? We Can Dream…

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Sixth and South, looking west, in 1930. Philadelphia Dept. of Records, via phillyhistory.org

As the countdown continues to the opening of Serpico–the much-hyped Stephen Starr restaurant that has foodies in a lather–real estate watchers are hopeful but puzzled. The new restaurant will be at 604 South Street, right in the middle of, well, Sixth and South. Can Starr work his magic there?

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