Roland Kassis

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Fishtown’s Lebanese Mega-Restaurant Is About to Open Its Market-Cafe

Suraya, Fishtown’s colossal Levant-inspired restaurant is just about there — but you might already know that. You can smell the meats on the grill and the manakish bubbling up in […]

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There’s a Colossal Middle Eastern Restaurant, Market, and Garden Opening in Fishtown

The team behind Fishtown’s restaurant and wine bar, ROOT, is doubling down on Frankford with an absolutely enormous three-headed monster of a concept called Suraya […]

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Task Force to Revise City Preservation Policy

Mayor Jim Kenney has appointed a panel of developers, scholars, city officials and preservationists to recommend ways the city can better prevent its historic buildings […]

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A Pool With A View Proposed for Fishtown Mixed-Use Project

Developer Roland Kassis has tweaked and refined the design for his proposed boutique hotel at 1224 Frankford Ave., a project Fishtown residents enthusiastically supported when […]

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Field Guide: The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Fishtown and Kensington

Maybe you think you know Frankford Avenue. You’ve met friends for table tennis, jenga and liters of German beer at Stephen Starr’s Frankford Hall. You’ve […]

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Saffron: ‘Fishtown Is Having Its Williamsburg Moment’

Does the fancy hotel proposed on Frankford Avenue by Roland Kassis position artsy/hipster-y Fishtown squarely as Philadelphia’s version of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York? The Inquirer‘s […]

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Rendering Alert: Hotel, Jazz Club, and So Much More Proposed in Fishtown

The hotel rumors surrounding 1224 Frankford Avenue, otherwise identified as that five-story structure with the Shepard Fairey mural on its side, have finally been laid […]

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Fishtown Building Featuring Shepard Fairey Mural Seeing Improvements

More scaffolding has been placed at 1224 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown. This time, it’s not for the installation of a mural from world-renown artist Shepard […]

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Speculating on Stephen Starr’s Hotels

Stephen Starr has been talking about hotels for years. This Philadelphia Business Journal article has Starr getting into the hotel business back in 2004. But […]