Local distilling is taking off.
Philadelphia has history in spades, it’s true. And while these streets may be haunted by the ghosts of years past, the present is full of a different kind of spirit.
Craft distilling has come home to Pennsylvania, pre-Prohibition seat to scads of small scale booze producers, and though the temperance movement put a damper on things for a good while, Repeal Day—and new legislation passed in 2011—has finally opened up regulations to get the stills firing afresh. Below you’ll find our favorite distillery pioneers in the Philadelphia area. Read more »
La Colombe at the Dow Building | Rendering: La Colombe
Coffee lovers, today is your day. La Colombe will officially open their very mid-century cafe at the corner of 6th and Market on July 1 (today) at 7 a.m., a rep from the company comfirmed to Property in an email.
The 1,700-square-foot space will celebrate the superb architecture and design of the Dow Building, originally built in 1964 as the headquarters of Rohm & Haas. That means you’ll be sippin’ some hot (or iced) java underneath some pretty stellar chandeliers, enjoying a fresh pastry or sandwich on the new outdoor terrace overlooking Independence Mall and even taking advantage of the newly constructed steps leading up to the cafe at 6th and Market.
Michael Klein of The Inquirer talked with Stokes Architecture about the overall aesthetic:
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Like it or not, selfies are a huge part of pop culture — and nobody’s too cool to take one, even Philly’s most prominent business people. For the July issue of Philadelphia magazine, we asked some of the most well-known Philadelphians to submit a selfie, and plenty of business folks obliged.
There’s master developer Carl Dranoff posing with a model of one of his buildings; Philadelphia Zoo president and CEO Vik Dewan with an eight-year-old male giraffe; La Colombe CEO Todd Carmichael with Pat Croce at his Fishtown flagship coffee house; and Kelly Boyd of KB Consultants with her cute dog.
Check out selfies from the business and tech world below, and make sure to see all 75 selfies here. Read more »