Neighbors Paved Way For Dock Street

Following a letter writing campaign and the general outrage of neighbors, things are full steam ahead for the Dock Street Brewing Co.

Dock Street owner Rosemarie Certo said she almost had to forego the Baltimore Avenue commercial-corridor location before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment offered Dock Street a 10-year permit last Thursday.

The ZBA originally granted the company a five-year probationary permit, which was not long enough to adequately finance the restaurant.

“It just makes the business now possible, and it’s full speed ahead,” Certo said. “I was dumbfounded. ? No one thought it was gonna happen, and, literally at the very last minute,” the board changed its decision.

Thanks to local efforts, pizzeria can move in [Daily Pennsylvanian]