Terry Gillen has spent much of her adult life in public service to the city of Philadelphia — serving Mayors Rendell and Nutter in positions (including as director of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority) meant to help rebuild the city from its early 1990s bottoming-out. A chief highlight during that time: Serving on the team that revived the Navy Yard as a center of private enterprise after it was closed as a military base during Rendell’s administration.
Now she’s running for mayor, and holding a June 30th fund-raiser to collect cash for the effort.
“I think there’s a lot of opportunity for this to be a fabulous wonderful city and that’s what I want to help turn into reality,” Gillen said this week.
She talked to Philly Mag about the issues facing Philadelphia, whether her status as the only female candidate matters, and the lessons she’s learned from working for two Philly mayors. Read more »
As part of the Navy Yard Master Plan, Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners are developing the Commerce Center, a 75-acre site set to include three multi-tenant flex space buildings, all of which are already fully leased. One of the properties is set for groundbreaking tomorrow.
Natalie Kostelni from the Philadelphia Business Journal reports on the tenants of the new 75,000-square-foot space located at 4000 S. 26th Street:
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The Navy Yard has just announced it’s March 2014 food truck schedule. The trucks will be either at Crescent Park or 15th and Kitty Hawk. Two trucks are on location every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine.
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Food truck culture has truly taken off in Philadelphia. Night Markets are supported by than 60 food trucks and on any given day, there are as many on the streets of the city and not just in University City. Nowadays, food trucks find their way to Love Park and City Hall as well as down to the Navy Yard. Open air markets like PHAIR and Brooklyn Flea Philly also make use of mobile food vendors.
Below is our listing of where to find food trucks, from daily lunches to farmers’ market snacks. Among the spots you might not know about:
- Food trucks become a daily occurrence at the Navy Yard starting on July 1st.
- Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway gets food trucks as of Wednesday, July 17th.
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As is Marc Vetri’s wont, the restaurateur has broken his own news. This time the news is that he’s opening a restaurant just inside the gates to the Navy Yard. No word as what exactly the new restaurant will be and when it might open.
UPDATE: The restaurant will be called The Brig as it occupies the old brig building at the Navy Yard. But you won’t be eating there until 2014.
Every Thursday The Navy Yard is hosting the Lunch Truck Lineup. A rain or shine food truck event down at the old Marine Parade Grounds at the Navy Yard. The former Philadelphia Naval Yard now has over 10,000 employees who are being treated to some of Philadelphia’s best food trucks each Thursday.
Check out today’s lineup »
The food truck gatherings just keep cropping up and we are not complaining. Today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. the launch of the Navy Yard’s Lunch Truck Lineup will have everyone flocking to the Marine Parade Grounds to find their favorite food trucks. Each week the lineup will change but today Mompops, Foo Truck, and Street Food Philly will be attending. Follow the PMFA and the Navy Yard for future lineups.
The Navy Yard [Official Site]
New Belgium has been looking for the location for a second brewery for the past several months. Word leaked that the two finalists were Asheville, North Carolina and Philadelphia. Today the Colorado based brewery announced that the new brewery would be in Asheville.
In Don Russell’s (aka Joe Sixpack) newsletter today Russell interviewed Alan Greenberger, deputy mayor for economic development and the city’s commerce director. Greenberger told Russell that “New Belgium may feel that the town of Asheville reflects their corporate culture” better than Philadelphia. The Philadelphia location toured by New Belgium folk was a 30-acre site at the Navy Yard.
Guess we better start courting Russian River.
Really Big News!!! Asheville we’re coming for you! [New Belgium]