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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 […]

Foobooz

The Bar(n) Is Open and People Don’t Like the Sign

A recent Reddit thread tilted “Terribly-named bar gets horrible sign” has gained some notoriety. The thread refers to Bar(n) which has recently opened at 49th and […]

City Life

“Icehouse” is Philadelphia’s Winter Pop-Up Tourist Attraction

“You ain’t ever gonna see anything like this again!” The man’s walking down the street with a spring in his step. He’s almost skipping. He’s excited. […]

Property

We Just Found a Snug (And Sled-Friendly!) Home in West Philly

If you’re not getting a half day off like some of the city’s younger residents as a result of the big snow engulfing us today, then, surely, […]

Property

Late February Demolition Anticipated for University City High School Building

#demolition today at #universitycityhighschool #uchs #universitycity #universitybottom #westphilly #mantua #poweltonvillage A photo posted by Marina Krikorian (@mruthkrik) on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:49am PST After […]

Foobooz

The Fat Ham Adds Lunch and Happy Hour

Beginning today, the Fat Ham is offering lunch and happy hour. Kevin Sbraga’s Southern restaurant in University City is offering lunch weekdays, from 11:30 a.m. to […]

Things to Do

There’s a Japanese Girl Group with a Song Titled “West Philly”

Have you heard the latest track from Japanese girl group Especia? Unless you’re a big j-pop enthusiast, probably not. Fortunately, you can listen to it […]

Property

Developer Presents Plans for 24-Unit Apartment in West Philly

During a meeting with the Spruce Hill Community Association zoning committee yesterday, developers behind a proposed 24-unit apartment building presented their plan, which is set […]

Property

Brand New Queen Lane Apartments Will Have Wednesday Groundbreaking

The Philadelphia Housing Authority has announced that it will break ground on the new Queen Lane Apartments development in Germantown on December 17th. Expected to […]

Property

Morning Headlines: 4601 Market Closer to Being New Police Headquarters

The Planning Commission approved a zoning change for 4601 Market earlier this week, which means the former Provident Mutual Life Insurance Building is closer to […]

Property

Loft Apartments Planned For Shuttered West Philly High School Might Include Small School

The former West Philadelphia High School will, if the purchase goes on without a hitch, live its second life as a mixed-use loft apartments building, […]

Foobooz

University City Gets a New Sandwich Joint

Jake’s Sandwich Board is celebrating the grand opening of its second location in University City at 40th and Sansom Streets on December 1st, at 11 a.m. And if […]

Foobooz

Local 44 Wants to be Your Beer Gift Superstore

The Bottle Shop at Local 44 is ready for all of your holiday shopping needs. The compendium to Local 44 is stocking a host of […]

Foobooz

Say Hello to Clarkville

Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly alluded that the sale of Resurrection Ale House was related to plans they had for another project. Today it’s official, […]

Foobooz

Spot Burger Looks to Put Down Roots

The highly praised Spot Burger cart by Josh Kim has launched a $75,000 GoFundMe campaign in order to raise money for a brick-and-mortar location for the cart […]