Coming Not-As-Soon: New Spring Garden Whole Foods

PlanPhilly reports that Neil Rodin, the developer of Rodin Square–best known as the Whole Foods that’ll eat the Best Western–is still working to come to terms with the Logan Square Civic Association on certain issues, including the impact on traffic. Rodin had commissioned a traffic study, but now the LSNA wants to do one of its own.

It doesn’t sound like Rodin is too happy about that:

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Spring Garden Whole Foods Cheat Sheet and Renderings Galore

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Questions and craving for clarification have been coming in regarding the new Whole Foods that will be at 501 N. 22nd Street, which is now the address of the Best Western hotel. So here’s a handy cheat sheet people can simply return to every time they have a panic attack or wave of excitement about hemp haircare and chickpeas.

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Celebrity Real Estate: PA Gets Updike But Not Poe in “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit”

john updike home Flavorwire has a list today called “50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit,” and Pennsylvania makes one appearance–not bad considering hotspots like Europe are lousy with places like Pere Lachaise and Kafka’s Prague. John Updike’s childhood home in Shillington is acknowledged as a place to visit, particularly as the John Updike Society is planning to make it a museum.

Closer to home, there’s no mention on the list of either Walt Whitman’s house in Camden, which arguably merits a mention due to Whitman’s strong regard of the city and his home there. Nor is there a mention of Philadelphia’s Poe house at Seventh and Spring Garden. Instead, Baltimore gets the Poe honors with his gravesite, which will surely enrage the Philadelphia-over-Baltimore Poe contingent.

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Tiniest Condo in Philly Today Is Indeed “Cozy” But Also Adorable

“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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Weekend Picks: Kitsch Estate Sale + Antique Show + Tool Sale = Secondhand Rose

Deliciously kitschy estate sale: Sat., March 16, 9am-2pm; and Sun., March 17, 9am-2pm. 600 E. Fifth St. Florence, NJ 08518

Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Flea Market: Sat., March 16, 8am-4pm. Ninth and Spring Garden streets. Philadelphia, PA 19123

West Philly Tool Library Fifth Annual Tool Sale & Drive: Sat., March 16, 9am-12pm. 1314 S. 47th St. Philadelphia, PA 19143