Light-Generous Contemporary Residence That Will Wake You Up Every Time

TREND images via Keller Williams - Salas Team

TREND images via Keller Williams – Salas Team

According to the Underground Health Reporter, exposing yourself to sunlight first thing in the morning is one of the most effective things you can do to lift yourself from that groggy “I will die if the curtains are opened” post-slumber state. So what’s that have to do with this Logan Square home, you say? Uh, how about everything?

Well okay, not everything. But it does have a two-story window facing out to the street from the dining area, meaning breakfast time will ensure a “Got it, I’m awake!” morning. The master suite, a retreat crafted by Jackie Gusic at inHabit Architecture + Design, also has generous access to fresh air and light thanks to a set of doors that lead out to a private deck.

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Peddler Coffee to Open Brick-and-Mortar Location

One of Peddler's custom built bicycles

Peddler Coffee, which historically has called itself a “nano scale” coffee operation that serves cold brew coffee out of hand pumps on custom built bicycles, is opening an actual brick-and-mortar shop of its own. We think they might be putting their bikes out of commission because the peddling life made them…two tired. Get it?

Anyway, they’re opening a brick and mortar storefront. Though they wouldn’t confirm more than Logan Square and opening this spring, we have it under good authority that it will be replacing the former Darling’s Café at 2100 Spring Street.

Peddler Coffee [official]

Art Commission Okays Concept Plan for Proposed Apartment on Hamilton

Photo via Google Street View.

Photo via Google Street View.

Yesterday, PlanPhilly’s Matt Golas reports, Cross Properties and architect Barton Partners found themselves before the Philadelphia Art Commission. In hand they had an updated plan for their $24 million project: a 120-unit apartment building at 2100 Hamilton, the site directly behind the Rodin Museum. It seems the tweaks they made to the development were a success as the commission gave them conceptual approval.

Last year, their presentation yielded little support from the commission who, Golas says, “quickly identified potential project killing problems” having to do with “cost and quality of construction and proximity” to the museum and Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

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Get a Sneak Peek (and Complimentary Food) at Logan Square’s City Tap House


As a thanks to those who supported the University City location and in celebration of the soon-to-be Logan Square location, City Tap House is hosting Pop-Up Wednesdays in the courtyard of One Logan Square. Every Wednesday until September 3rd, you’ll not only get a sneak peek at what’s to come in the fall, but complimentary food, as well.

Each week, the restaurant will pair up with a different beer distributor to give you an on-the-house treat. Today, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., enjoy a Victory Root Beer Float and Bacon Popcorn.

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PMC Plans Two New Logan Square Projects

A rendering of the proposed expansion of 1900 Arch Street. The expansion is the slim mass at the back, running parallel to 20th Street.

A rendering of the proposed expansion of 1900 Arch Street. The expansion is the slim mass at the back, running parallel to 20th Street.

Philadelphia’s PMC Property Group has been on the move lately. Construction is proceeding quickly on 1900 Arch, an apartment building adjacent to the proposed Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, and the company hopes to break ground later this summer on One Water Street, an apartment building just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge. Now the company is proposing two more new Logan Square projects: an 11-story expansion of 1900 Arch, and a 26-story tower at the corner of 23rd and Cherry streets.

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Newly Listed: Largest Double Unit Condo at 2200 Arch Street

Photo of 2200 Arch Street via The Condo Shop.

Photo of 2200 Arch Street via The Condo Shop.

Orens Brothers Real Estate, which built and manages 2200 Arch Loft Street Condos, has a new listing there — the largest double of the 176 units in the building. The listing mentions “seller is a restaurant owner” (according to public record, he owned the late Zeke’s Deli on South Fifth), and the kitchen has many better-than-Zeke’s features: Viking, Northland, and SubZero appliances; professional cappuccino machine; blue pearl granite countertops with ice blue glass mosaics.

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Morning Headlines: Kimpton Hotel Will Move In to Family Court Building

juvenile court on vine street

Screenshot of 1801 Vine Street.
Courtesy of Google Street View

A change in occupants could soon be in order for the Family Court building at 18th and Vine. Today the Mayor’s Office is expected to announce Kimpton Hotel’s conversion of the property into a luxury hotel.

According to the Inquirer’s Jennifer Lin, Kimpton was one of three contenders to convert the building that is currently being used by the Juvenile Court. Kimpton is also said to have engaged P&A Associates — developers of the Murano condos and St. James apartment house — and the Peebles Corporation in the project.

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Nevermind: Philly’s Israel Consulate *Isn’t* Closing

Last month, we reported on the possibly sad news that Philadelphia’s Israeli consulate was planning to shut its doors. The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, which mounted an apparently furious lobbying effort to reverse that decision, now announces that the consulate will not in fact shut its doors. The Chamber’s President Richard Bendit, in an email letter announcing the decision, thanks basically everyone who ever could have possibly been involved in this decision.

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Museum Tour of Philly Artist’s Logan Square Home


Let’s take a look at Philadelphia artist Eric Hall’s home by taking a tour of his paintings. For example, Hall’s triptych Expressway (which portrays East Falls) hangs in the townhome’s living room, which has an open floor plan, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Collimation No. 35 (Arctic) hangs nearby, beneath recessed lighting. Above the woodburning fireplace, in the same room, is Collimation No. 44 (Canyon 1).

Collimation No. 27 (Trapeze 1), Collimation No. 28 (Trapeze 2), and Collimation No. 29 (Trapeze 3) stud the walls of the dining room, which features a china cabinet and a skylit atrium with exposed brick. Upstairs, there’s Collimation No. 10 (Genesis) in a bedroom that’s been converted into a family room/study.

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New Renderings of 1900 Arch Street Released

1900 arch street rendering

The 14-story mixed-use building designed by architecture, design and strategy group Varenhorst will be ready for occupancy in the spring, and new renderings are being circulated in preparation for retail leasing. There’s 16,000-plus divisible square feet of ground-floor retail space available, with 234 apartments (one- and two-bedroom units) on the floors above. There will also be an underground garage and bike parking.

Renderings and the like below.

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