The Latimer House was, when it was on sale in 2012 for $6.2 million, Philadelphia’s most expensive freestanding single-family home on the MLS. It was built in 1993 by husband-wife architect team David Slovic and Ligia Rave-slovic, and quickly became well-known to Center City residents who would pass by the strangely unobtrusive but (for that reason) obtrusive gray box and puzzle over what might be inside — a dentist’s office? A Soviet storage facility? (There were no shortage of guesses as to what the building might hold, as I learned when I wrote about it for Curbed Philly, from Planned Parenthood to DMV to SAAB dealership.)
The interior (gallery below) would have surprised them.
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I’m sorry to bring you more unfortunate crime news out of the Gayborhood.
Police confirm that Danny’s Adult Store — located at 133 S. 13th Street — was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight yesterday, March 25th.
The incident took place at 12:56 p.m. According to police, the person working the counter reported that an “unknown black male entered the store and produced a black-and-silver-colored handgun and stated, ‘Give me the money.’”
Sadly, we all woke up this morning to the news that yet another violent incident occurred last night in the Gayborhood. This time it happened on the small stretch of Camac Street between Spruce and Locust, where a man stabbed an off-duty cop and a bartender as they were leaving Venture Inn. To get a better idea of what happened, I talked to bar manager Henry Brinton, who was working when the incident occured.
Well there’s finally word on what’s going on with Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s Lolita in the Gayborhood. The 10-year-old Mexican restaurant closed for renovations last August, and is expected to re-open this spring “with a fresh look, a new Mexican street food-inspired menu and a full liquor license.” Here’s more on the food, drinks and the new look from a press release: