Look Out, Homeowners: An Awesome New Warehouse Full of Home Treasures Just Opened in Philly
As of April 1st, the modern-day treasure hunters at Philadelphia Salvage have a new location on West Westmoreland Street in North Philly’s Nicetown area. According to the shop’s Retail Sales Manager Allan, the move was motivated by a need for a larger centralized area—it seems they simply outgrew the old spot over on Carpenter Lane in West Mount Airy. Now, visitors can stake claims on antique lighting fixtures, reclaimed industrial furniture and architectural salvage at the five-year-old company’s whopping 30,000-square-foot foundry, which was previously only used by the masterminds at Philly Salvage for storage, repurposing and carpentry work.
The new retail space for Philly Salvage is actually an old neighborhood mainstay—a converted bronze and aluminum factory from the 1930s and 1940s. Inside, you’ll find some left-over manufacturing equipment from the space’s factory days, as well as the building’s original interior design. The warehouse’s industrial shell adds a touch of character and charm to the whole locally-sourced, treasure-shopping experience.
Philly Salvage’s new location features an additional 5,000-square-foot yard space in the back where larger inventory such as rescued marble, doors, pavers and outdoor stones are kept on display. Previously inaccessible at the former location, these larger-ticket items are an exciting addition to Philly Salvage’s inventory in the new space.
Philadelphia Salvage brings in new inventory daily, from period to mid-century modern pieces, and provides services like delivery and installation, home demolition, and furniture customization for your apartment or suburban home. You can track their discoveries on Facebook and Instagram, though we can’t be held responsible if you decide to virtually flip your home just to make room for these awesome finds.
The Details: 2234 West Westmoreland Street, Hunting Park. Open Monday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Call 267-687-1557 or email [email protected] if you’re looking to donate.