Tower Investments’ Bart Blatstein is planning to unload his Tower Place, the H2L2-designed apartment building that took less than a year to go up within the frame of a mid-century state office building. The luxury tower, which has 204 apartments, is 75 percent occupied, writes Natalie Kostelni, and is being marketed by Jones Lang LaSalle.
It’s Lancaster Sunday at Osteria with Country Time and Green Meadow Farms. Farmer Ian from Green Meadow in Gap, PA and Paulie “The Pig Farmer” from Country Time in Hamburg, PA are repping their respective farms with their best products. On Sunday, August 25th you can come out and taste the goodness of fresh produce, milk, eggs and pork they personally bring to our doors every week. Enjoy a four-course dinner prepared by chefs Jeff Michaud and Brad Daniels highlighting the very best of the summer, paired with wines by the Osteria sommelier.
The event costs $125 and includes wine, tax and tip.
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Wednesdays got you feeling crabby? Well, indulge your crabbiness at Route 6 with Crab Wednesdays starting tomorrow, August 14.
You can feast on jumbo Maryland blue crabs for $7 per piece. To wash down the crabs, $12 pitchers of Harpoon UFO, Neshimany Creek County Line IPA, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Narragansett Lager and Victory Prima Pils will be available.
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“Cozy” in a real estate listing generally means “claustrophobic” or “too small for satisfactory habitation.” This studio is currently the tiniest of Philadelphia condos at just 379 square feet. A wedding with 275 guests would generally require a dance floor of about 400 square feet. So, yes, living in this studio would be akin to dancing at a very large wedding.
Somehow, though, the photos convey the sensation of utter adorableness. Is it the powder blue and pink colors that give it a nursery feel? Is it the shipboard-style loft? The angled galley kitchen? And how about that vessel sink? Nice touch. The space, as long as one has a spartan approach to belongings, seems rather lovely.
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Remember the Divine Lorraine? That big, beautiful, abandoned building on North Broad Street that Mayor Nutter said was a cornerstone of Philadelphia’s revival and that developer Eric Blumenfeld has such big dreams for? It was featured yesterday on the national website Web Urbanist, and called, “one of Philadelphia’s most intriguing buildings,” “a Victorian beauty” and “an enticing site for urban exploration.”
Of course, it’s not supposed to be “visited” by urban explorers anymore, but given that its conversion remains stalled, it may only be a matter of time before people find their way inside again. The issue seems to be funding. Blumenfeld has applied for a $7.5 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program matching fund from the state, but didn’t get it in the first round. We put a call in to see if he wants to talk about the latest. Read more »
It was a bit of a shock last year when the National Trust for Historic Preservation chose Joe Frazier’s old gym on North Broad Street for one of the coveted spots on its annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Local residents who valued Frazier’s mentoring and ceaseless community building at the gym were gratified, as were boxing fans. Though the gym didn’t have local or state preservation status–the building’s architectural worth isn’t profound–the National Trust recognized its value as a part of the country’s African-American history.
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We’re really big saison fans around here so this event at Alla Spina is right in our wheelhouse. Tonight marks the kickoff of Alla Spina’s annual Saisonale, a ten-tap saison beer event to welcome warmer weather.
There will be classics, local farmhouse ales and even L’Olmaia Karkade Zymatore (aged in a gin barrel).
Check out all the beers at Philly Tap Finder.
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Philly Cooks Week Tasting Tours will be going on sale next week. Find out about them first, exclusively in the Foobooz Newsletter. Tasting Tours are a set of three tours nightly, between February 25th and 27th.
And just to whet your appetite, how does this sound?
Just one of the nine tours »