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University City


University City Science Center Program Wins SBA Grant to Help Commercialize Tech

The University City Science Center’s newest commercialization program will now be able to support the development of even more technologies coming out of local colleges, […]


Spread Bagelry Opens in University City

Spread Bagelry, the Rittenhouse neighborhood Montreal bagel spot has opened its second location, this one at 36th and Chestnut in University City. But this is […]


Milkhouse Adding New Location at 30th Street Station

Milkhouse, the grilled cheese, fries and more emporium is set to open its third location. This Milkhouse will be inside 30th Street Station at the former […]


Drexel Student Earns a Spot on Shake Shack’s Menu

Shake Shack paired up with Drexel University’s Food Lab to bring a new limited-time item to the menu. Starting today, July 1st, the new City of Butter-ly Love […]

30th Street Station development plan, aerial view

Our Odds on the 30th Street Station Area Development Plan

$6.5 billion. The figure was tossed out rather casually in the course of yesterday’s formal unveiling of the two-years-in-the-making master development plan for the area […]


University City Preservation Tragedy: When Density Begets Dullness

One of the positive aspects of the current development boom in Philly is that long-underutilized land is being put to better use. Denser development makes […]


Jose Andres Comes To Philly

Chef Jose Andres is kind of a big deal. Actually, Jose Andres is kind of a huge deal. The Spanish-born chef behind such concepts as […]


The Gables Goes On the Market

University City in the Gilded Age was Philadelphia’s original streetcar suburb. And the people who could afford to build grand homes along the expanding trolley lines […]


That House Out There: How’d This Place Wind Up on This Block?

The 4600 block of Kingsessing Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia—the listing refers to this area as “Cedarhill,” a name we’ve never encountered before—is a tidy block […]


The Stupid Joy of Simple Things: Clarkville Reviewed

The thing that matters most about Clarkville is where it lives. It’s a pizza restaurant with good beer, a single solid pasta, and a short, […]


Plans Announced for Redesigned “Gateway to West Philly”

The University City District revealed plans for renovations to the 40th Street Trolley Portal on Tuesday at a meeting of the Spruce Hill Community Association zoning […]

City Life

Coming Soon: Two New SEPTA Bus Routes?

SEPTA’s Annual Service Plan for Fiscal Year 2017 includes two new bus routes that won’t be launched in the coming fiscal year. That’s because the agency […]


It’s Mexican Brunch Time at City Tap House

Summer is coming early at City Tap House University City today, March 5th, with the tapping of Flying Dog Brewery‘s new Mexican lager, Numero Uno Summer Cerveza, […]


Four Innovators Awarded $600,000 from University City Science Center

Four researchers are sharing the hefty prize of $600,000. It’s all part of the QED Proof-of-Concept Program from the University City Science Center that unites collegiate research from the […]


Rents Leveling Out in Philly, But University City is One of the Highest Priced ‘Hoods

The Philadelphia rental market ranks 16th in the nation in terms of average rents per one-bedroom apartment. As more units come on board in Center […]