It’s Official: MilkBoy’s South Street Dumpster Is Perfectly Legal

MilkBoy's controversial dumpster sits between two smaller trash containers on South Street. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

MilkBoy’s controversial dumpster sits between two smaller trash containers on South Street. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

Earlier, we told you of a kerfuffle that had erupted on South Street thanks to a dumpster sitting in front of the soon-to-open MilkBoy South Street, the only business we could find with a dumpster parked on the commercial corridor. MilkBoy partner Bill Hanson swore up and down that his dumpster was legal, while local business owners and residents complained that it wasn’t. And now the city has weighed in: The Milkboy South Street dumpster is 100 percent legit. Read more »

Dumpster Wars Strike South Street

The new South Street Milkboy location with an arrow pointing to the dumpster in question. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

The new South Street Milkboy location with an arrow pointing to the dumpster in question. (Photo by Elizabeth Worthington)

UPDATE: The city says that the MilkBoy South Street dumpster is perfectly legal. For the full story, go here.


Usually, a South Street bar has to, you know, actually open before people start considering it a nuisance, but the upcoming South Street location of MilkBoy has managed to annoy, irk, and otherwise piss off some locals before the first drink has even been poured. Read more »

A Car Struck Primo Hoagies on South Street Early This Morning

A 21-year-old driver struck four people when a car barreled into Primo Hoagies on South Street early this morning, NBC10 reports.

The injured, three men and one woman, were sent to Jefferson University hospital and are in stable condition, according to the story. It’s possible some limbs were broken.

Police told NBC10 the car jumped the curb around 1 a.m. and shattered the front window of the restaurant, which is located at 326 South Street.

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Trinity Tuesday: A Smart Space on South Street

The front courtyard of 617 S 7th St.

The front courtyard of 617 S 7th St. | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred Old City

This week’s trinity is nestled in a small brick alley and courtyard on South Street. While it only has 711 square feet, which is about what you would expect for most trinities, this one makes use of its space effectively to ensure that it is a very livable home. Read more »

Stormtroopers “Arrested” on South Street

Philly police are just like us: They can’t wait for the new Star Wars movie and they’ll go to any lengths to stop fools from spoiling the plot for those of us who haven’t seen it.

On Tuesday, Lieutenant Stephen Clark tweeted a photo of two stormtroopers lined up against his police cruiser on South Street. The Philly Police Department retweeted it, saying “No, posting #StarWarsForceAwakens spoilers is not a crime. Yes, it should be. We enforce the laws — we don’t make them.”

See all the shenanigans below:

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21 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

things to do in philly tree lightings

This weekend, there are plenty of holiday celebrations to greet December properly, from shopping opportunities on Rittenhouse Row, to a trio of tree lighting ceremonies, at Christmas Village, Winterfest and South Street.Jewish celebrations aren’t exempt either — enjoy Hanakkah festivities at Latkepalooza with latkes, donuts and ice cream. Want to get away from the Christmas-y mood for a while? Check out a show like Deerhunter at Union Transfer, an award-winning film made by Temple and Penn students, a murder mystery at the Art Museum, and more.

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Winter Wonderland Returns to Headhouse

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

Courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

South Street Headhouse District released details today about its annual holiday hoopla at the Shambles — complete with a tree and menorah lighting, Santa on a fire truck and a holiday market for gift hunters.

Winter Wonderland will take place on Sunday, December 6th. The festivities begin kind of late in the afternoon: at 3 pm with the Headhouse Holiday Market, where local vendors will set up booths with handmade goods and food and drink from area restaurants. At 4:30 pm, organizers will make history by lighting a menorah on location for the first time ever.

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Fashion Under the Shambles

The Second Annual Fashion Under the Shambles took place Wedesday night and the weather was delightfully cool, encouraging fashionistas to break out their stylish fall clothing. The evening started with a cocktail party, with sponsors Bridget Foy’s, Bistro Romano, Cavanaugh’s Headhouse and His and Hers Restaurant. By 7 pm, guests filled the rows of seats along the runway; Cory Wade, master of ceremonies, took the stage and chatted about the impressive fashion scene happening in Philadelphia before introducing the 21 South Street district businesses that would be showcased during the 60-minute show. At the conclusion of the show Corey encouraged folks to come to Fabric Row’s monthly shopping stroll on October 23.

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PHOTOS: 8,000 Show Up for Brauhaus Schmitz’s Oktoberfest

After almost 11 minutes a champion was crowned. Joe Heyob won himself a Year of Beer at Brauhaus Schmitz.

Photo courtesy of South Street Headhouse District

The 700 block of South Street could barely contain the crowd of revelers who packed in to celebrate Brauhaus Schmitz’s 7th annual Oktoberfest on Saturday. “This year’s Festival was certainly the largest we have had yet,” says owner Doug Hager. “All day long we had a constant stream of people coming and going. We estimate upwards of 8,000 people stopped by the festival during the course of the day.”

That’s great for business all up and down South Street, but maybe too much to handle on one block (plus a small “bonus area”) alone. Hager suggests they may have to make some changes in years to come to accommodate the crowd. “We would like to see it continue to grow … I think we may have maximized what can be done on our block alone. We will have to look at all options for ways to either expand the size of or limit attendance to this festival in the years to come.”

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PHOTOS: Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off at Headhouse

The 4th annual Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off was held this weekend at the Shambles in Headhouse Square. The day found hot dog enthusiasts from restaurants across the city bringing their best and most-inventive frank recipes to the table for a panel of celebrity judges to taste and dole out awards. Here’s how the prizes panned out:

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