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Get Ready for The Porch 2.0

When the Porch opened at 30th Street Station in late 2011, it was designed to be a low-cost test run at place-making. Could some colorful […]


Schmear It, Just One of Several Restaurants Coming to 3601 Market

Property has the details on 3601 Market Street, the new 363 unit apartment building opening this summer. But of particular note to Foobooz readers, the […]


Distrito Loyalty Card Pays Dividends

Yesterday, at Industree’s food and beverage tech panel, Scott Steenrod, Vice President, Restaurant Operations for the Garces Group dropped a very interesting nugget. Since instituting their “Blue Demon […]


Morning Headlines: Community Funds Historic Restoration at The Woodlands

Cleaned and numbered 18th century bricks. These will all be put back exactly where they came from. #cryptoconstruction A photo posted by The Woodlands (@woodlandsphila) […]


CoZara Rolls Out a Redo

When Hiroyuki Tanaka opened coZara in University City a year ago, more than a few people raised an eyebrow at the omission of sushi bar. After […]


Half-Price Pizza at Zavino Today

Today, Monday, March 16th, Zavino is celebrating the first birthday of its University City location with half-price pizzas there and at their original Midtown Village locale. […]


Morning Headlines: 5 Philly Parks, Including The Rail Park, Get Boost in Funding

The William Penn Foundation will partner with The Knight Foundation to donate $11 million to five city parks, according to a report from Inga Saffron in […]

City Life

The Real Reason Penn’s Tuition Is Going Up Again This Year

Penn has just announced that the cost of its undergrad tuition will go up by 3.9 percent this year. This is the sixth year in […]


University City District Report Says Parklets Enhance Neighborhoods

The elimination of parking space–even if it’s the loss of one or two spots–in a low-density neighborhood is not something drivers are likely to enjoy hearing, especially […]


Should 30th Street Station Follow the Lead of D.C.’s Union Station?

The revamped West Plaza at one of Philadelphia’s busiest–as a matter of fact, one of the country’s busiest–stations was only a taste of the larger transformation planned for […]

City Life

Where to Send Your Kid to College If He Does Drugs

So let’s say your son is a good kid, a nice kid, smart, nailed his SATs, but he does have this troublesome … habit. He […]


Avram Hornik Bringing William Street Common to University City

Zagat has the scoop on William Street Common, the new restaurant and bar from Avram Hornik (Morgan’s Pier, Union Transfer, Boot & Saddle and more) […]

Things to Do

Pig Iron and UArts Team Up to Offer an MFA in Devised Performance

If you’re a theater student or professional theater practitioner, this is pretty big news: Pig Iron Theatre Company, known throughout the region for their unique […]


Look What’s Back: Thai Singha House

Thai Singha House was a University City staple before closing to make way for the Hub 2 at 40th and Chestnut. That was back in […]


Jake’s Sandwich Board Extends Hours To 3 am

Calling all University City students: now you can cure those late night munchies with Jake’s after-midnight breakfast sandwiches. Jake’s Sandwich Board is extending their hours on […]