According to Natalie Kostelni at the Philadelphia Business Journal, Mack-Cali Realty Corp. is aiming for an early 2015 groundbreaking for its newly acquired parcel in Conshohocken.
Kostelni says Mack-Cali bought the riverfront property from O’Neill Property Group and already has the 3-plus-acre site at 51 Washington St. approved for 310 apartments. Here’s more from PBJ: Read more »
Since last reporting on Conshohocken’s growth spurt (of which millennials appeared to be the underlying driving force), the Montco borough has gone ahead and planned more developments. The Philadelphia Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni reports that “more than $500 million” will be spent on new construction projects.
These projects, some of which have yet to get official approval, include office development (over 1.27 million square feet), apartments (about 1,000 units), restaurants, a new hotel and “other ancillary amenities demanded by its growing residential and office population.”
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Modern office spaces continue to pop up here and there throughout the city, enticing young professionals who favor shared, open areas at work. However, as Jon Hurdle observes in a New York Times article this morning, Philadelphia isn’t the only place trying to lure in millennials with quotidian urban-living attractions.
Developers in Conshohocken are having a go at it too.
Proving to be prime real estate for developers who see it as having all the right elements for bringing in residents/workers in the 20-to-30-something age range, Conshohocken’s “office hub” reputation appears to be sealed as they seek to develop more of the area. Case in point, a list of new projects, three of which would be on the riverfront:
Four buildings totaling 1.25 million square feet are proposed, in what would be the first big additions to the town’s commercial real estate since the recession.
They are 400 West Elm, a 340,000-square-foot, 10-story structure on a wooded site; Seven Tower Bridge, covering 260,000 square feet on 10 floors; Millennium Four, a 300,000-square-foot project; and One Conshohocken, covering 350,000 square feet. The first three would be built on riverside sites.
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Australian black truffles.
Need we say more?
Tuesday, August 26th, Blackfish invites you to their Australian Black Truffle Dinner. The tasting menu is comprised of four dishes featuring the prized ingredient. Guests will start with duck and truffle rillettes, followed by truffle dumpling, albacore and truffle ballontine and finish with beef and truffle parfait.
The dinner, curated by chef and owner Chip Roman with the help of chef de cuisine, Yianni Arhontoulis is $65 per person.
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Well liked Blue Bell cheesesteakerie, Pudge’s is coming to Conshohocken. According to Michael Klein, Pudge’s will replace the 401 Diner/Nirvana at 4th and Fayette Streets by July 7th.
Pudge’s taking over 401 Diner [The Insider]
Year of the Cheesesteak [Foobooz]
Screenshot via Google Street View
It’s been almost seven years since the Borough of Conshohocken purchased the 60,000-square-foot, three-story Verizon building on Fayette Street, but getting redevelopment of the property off the ground has not been easy.
Last week the Borough Council postponed the award of a demolition contract after concerns about a low bid from one of the four bidders, Neuber Demolition & Environmental Services, which made a “less than ideal offer” of $414,950, according to the Times Herald’s Carl Rotenberg.
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Hey, Conshy residents—you’ve got a new yoga studio in your ‘hood.
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The Conshohocken Brewing Company opens to the public today at 5 p.m. The brewery and tap room is located at 739 E Elm Street, just steps from the Schuylkill River bike trail.
Co-founders John Remington and Ken Buonocore are joined by head brewer Andrew Horne.
Horne is a Villanova grad who began his brewing career at Yards Brewing before heading out west to the likes of Oskar Blues and Avery Brewing Co. Horne also took home a bronze medal for his ESB at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival. The tap room can pour up to ten beers at once. including what might be the young brewery’s flagship beer, Cascadian Dark Ale.
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The search term Downton Abbey regularly brings Googlers to Foobooz. It’s all because of a Downton Abbey dinner party that chef/owner Chip Roman threw last February at Blackfish in Conshohocken. On Sunday nights the traffic to the page skyrockets, often pushing the story back into the Most Popular Foobooz stories box. It even tricked our Social Media team, which posted the Downton Abbey dinner post this past Monday as if it were new. People immediately started calling Blackfish looking to book their table.
There was enough of a groundswell that Roman has decided to bring back the event. On Monday, February 24th. The dinner will be similar to last year and the price will be $100 per head.
To reserve your table, call Blackfish promptly at 610-397-0888.
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Tradestone Cafe swung open its doors in Conshohocken today. The cafe is giving away coffee today and tomorrow, Wednesday, January 29th. The cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition to coffee, the cafe, which is owned by Chip Roman (Blackfish, Mica, Ela) and Fred Ortega, offers freshly-made soups, sandwiches and gourmet confections.
Tradestone Cafe [Foobooz]