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A Face-Saving Gesture for the Royal Theater

We now know what the residential project that will rise behind the front wall of the Royal Theater in the 1600 block of South Street […]

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Renderings: What South Street’s Historic Royal Theater May Soon Look Like

As mentioned earlier this morning, PMC Property Group’s proposed 10-story building in Old City isn’t the only big project the city’s Architectural Committee will be reviewing […]

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Preservation Wire: It Looks Like the Boyd Theatre’s Art Deco Lobby Will Stay

Last week, we put you on to some interesting notices on the 1900 block of Chestnut Street in what could be the next step towards a 26-story […]

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Developer to Submit Demolition Application for Royal Theater This Spring

Following a December approval from the zoning board, Dranoff Properties can now take the next step in its plan to redevelop the historic Royal Theater […]

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Council Committee Approves Zoning Changes For Royal Theater Redevelopment

Hopefully, that annoying Lorde song isn’t playing in your head now like it is in mine, but big news regarding the Royal Theater’s redevelopment was reported […]

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The Royal Theater Is Getting Closer to a Proposed Redevelopment Project

There’s still a long way to go, but Carl Dranoff’s redevelopment plans for the Royal Theater are forging ahead. Dranoff, if you recall, has been seeking legislative […]

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Morning Headlines: Redevelopment Plans for the Royal Theater

It took about a year, but developer Carl Dranoff and JDavis Architects unveiled plans for the vacant Royal Theater at a South of South Neighborhood […]

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Might Something Else Be Afoot at the Royal?

Judging from the presence not only of Kenny Gamble, founder and CEO of Universal Companies, but also of his negotiating team at Tuesday’s formal unveiling […]

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Ori Feibush on Universal Companies: “We Want to Give Them the Latitude They Need”

One of the complexities of the development of the Royal Theater is a legal process that compels Universal Companies, the current owner of the historic […]

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Universal Defends Its Record at Charged Meeting About Royal Theater

After last night’s public meeting at the Bainbridge Club on the redevelopment of the Royal Theater, three things are certain: 1. Barring some miracle, the […]

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New Plans for Royal Theater: South Street Retail, 30 Rental Units

The meeting about the fate of the Royal Theater, the historic property on South Street, is now in session. (Need a refresher? Go here and […]

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Is Kenny Gamble Becoming a Blightlord?

Part of one of Philadelphia’s most beloved cultural landmarks, the Royal Theater, may soon be demolished–despite the fact that it’s owned by Kenny Gamble, who […]

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Morning Headlines: NYT Profiles Philly’s 13th Street. Plus: Kenny Gamble, Firehouse Demo and Turtles

• Slideshow: A Philadelphia Street, Transformed [NYT] • South Philly firehouse headed for demolition? [Inquirer] • Collingswood restaurant is up for grabs [Insider] • Threatened […]

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Nutter: He’s Just Like Us! Plus, the Days of Nightsticks in Cummerbunds

• Like everyone else in the city at one time or another, Nutter was late paying a PGW bill [Daily News] • The Far Northeast […]

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Kenny Gamble’s Petition to Demolish Royal Theater Due to “Financial Hardship” Faces More Opposition

Kenny Gamble’s attempt to demolish most of the historic Royal Theater on 15th and South, an African-American landmark, faces more than just the approval of […]