Megaformer Pilates Studio Sculpt Fitness to Open at the Piazza

See that rectangle? That's where you'll be able to find Sculpt Fitness Studio.

See that rectangle? That’s where you’ll be able to find Sculpt Fitness Studio.

Last fall, I told you that Philly’s first Megaformer Pilates studio was officially in the works and set to debut in the SouthStar Lofts building at 521 South Broad Street. Well, there’s been a slight change of plans: Sculpt Fitness Studio is still 100-percent happening, but owner Stephanie Tolar tells me they’ve switched to a new location.

“There were a lot of things that happened, and it was taking a long time,” says Tolar. “We decided on both ends that it was best for us to move on.” Read more »

New Pop-Up Restaurant Space, EAT, Is Ready To Open

EatFrontChef Nick Farina (of Verdad and Union Taco), is opening a new pop-up restaurant space at his old Union Taco location on Girard, called EAT.

EAT will showcase the work of four to six chefs every month. Each chef will prepare his or her own multi-course menu, which will be offered for $60 per person, including tax and gratuity. It’s basically a dedicated pop-up space, made for chefs who want to show off, test menus, work on new concepts or just have a good time.

Farina wants the restaurant to be a unique and fun dining experience to showcase up-and-coming chefs in the Delaware Valley area.

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Impeccable NoLibs Townhouse with Two Living Areas

PLATE 3 Photography photos via Realtor.com

PLATE 3 Photography photos via Realtor.com

Among its nifty offerings, this brightly appointed home has a light-filled staircase leading to a pilot house that opens out to a roof deck with 360 views of the city: the Ben Franklin Bridge, William Penn, and Center City can all be seen from this vantage point!

But you won’t be spending your entire time looking up there, right? Inside, the first level includes both the garage and open layout living area (dining area and gourmet kitchen here too), while.the second floor contains an additional living space, along with two bedrooms and a laundry room. At this point we should note that ash hardwood floors are throughout, while outside a private patio comes with sold cedar fencing.

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Paesano’s Expanding on Girard Avenue

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New Paesano’s | Photo via Naked Philly

Paesano’s on Girard Avenue is moving on from its original location. The sandwich shop is moving next door to the just completed construction at the corner of Girard and O’Neil Streets.

According to Naked Philly, the new location will give Paesano’s 26-seats and an expanded menu. That will be welcome news to Northern Liberties and Fishtown fans of Peter McAndrews’ sandwich spot, as the extra room will probably mean more specials, like the Italian Market location.

The 9th Street location has recently offered the Machizmo (prosciutto, fig and orange marmalade, sharp provolone on a seeded roll), house-made scrapple sandwich (pork scrapple, sweet roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions and peppers, sharp Provolone and a fried egg), pig skins (potato skins with roasted garlic and sharp Provolone) and their seldom seen Gizmo (ribeye cheesesteak with diced salami, cheddar spread, sharp provolone, broccoli rabe and roasted tomatoes).

Tenant Coming For New Building on Girard [Naked Philly]
Paesano’s – Girard Avenue [Foobooz]

Spotted: Uber Eco-Friendly Family Townhome in Northern Liberties

Wait 'til you see the inside. Images by TREND via Realtor.com

Wait ’til you see the inside. Images by TREND via Realtor.com

Well all know how new constructions, especially contemporary-designed, can sometimes conjure up images of a bare, cold building. But have you ever heard of a “passive house”? Essentially, it’s an energy efficient home that Passipedia says is actually more comfortable than the average house: “There is absolutely no cutting back on comfort; instead the level of comfort is considerably increased.”

Wow. In that case, consider yourselves lucky as this passive house abode at the newly constructed Stables townhouse development in NoLibs is on the market. The passive house features in this single-family include a solar array (i.e. net zero in energy usage/bills), triple-paned windows, and a 90% reduction in heating, cooling, and energy when required thanks to R34 and R52 value insulation and an airtight building envelope.  (Should someone take this home before you can, here’s another Stable townhouse on the market!)

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Bardot Offering New Monday Night Chef Tastings

Bardot is now offering a Monday night four-course chef tasting menu. Chef Rhett Vellner’s menu is $45 per person and will change every week. The menu will featureseasonal inspirations and a twist on favorites from the regular offerings.

Vellner says, “I look forward to experimenting with new flavors and ingredients, as well as bringing modern updates to classic French dishes.”

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Luxe Loft-style Condo Smack Dab in Northern Liberties

Photo via Google Street View

Photo via Google Street View

This eight-unit boutique condo on North Second is right in the thick of things– Green Eggs and Palm Market across from it, Seven-Hundred on the same block, and Standard Tap, Genie Hookah Cafe Philly, Blind Pig, and more all within very short walking distance. Lucky for us, one of its units is on the market.

The two-bedroom is a loft-style apartment with an open layout, soaring ceilings (check out the hanging bike on the second floor), hardwood floors, brick walls, and exposed ductwork and beams. Granite countertops and custom cabinetry are in the kitchen, and the washer and dryer are in-unit. Permit parking is available on the street.

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