Some brunch news for you today: Chef Brian Ricci has announced that Brick and Mortar, barely over a month into service, is launching Sunday brunch. Need a little push to get to the spot just north of Chinatown? They’re planning on serving icy granitas, which sound like a perfect hot Sunday cure. Take a look at some of the…
At 9th & Spring Garden, next door to Traffic Court, sits a building that was once a FedEx terminal. For awhile, it held flea markets and it may still do so, we’re honestly not sure. The building sits on a huge lot, covering almost 2.5 acres, which is certainly appropriate considering its previous use. But a new use could be in store for this property, one that would be consistent with the changes we’ve seen to the northeast in Northern Liberties and to the northwest in West Poplar.The propertyView from the eastBack in the fall of 2012, we told you about plans to put a three-story addition on the property and create sixty-six apartments. The first floor was to remain as exhibition space and we expected that flea markets would continue at this address. But clearly nothing has happened as the years have rolled along. Earlier this year, we heard rumblings of a new plan for the property- a four-story addition, 140 apartments, 127 parking spots, and six separate commercial spaces. That’s quite a bit more density and it also suggests that flea markets are not in the building’s future. The project went before the PCDC in April but it’s been continued twice at the ZBA.
Can a democratically run, all-purpose coffee shop/restaurant/bar in the Eraserhood be ethical and sustainable…while making money? by Emma Eisenberg From the sunny strip of sidewalk at the corner of 9th and Spring Garden streets, W/N W/N coffee shop, with it’s simple freestanding sign—Coffee, Food, Beer—looks like just another upscale coffee shop on the rapidly changing Spring…
July 11, 2015
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood just blocks away from PAFA that so electrified Lynch’s imagination with two guides: Hidden City’s Peter Woodall and Lynch–and Eraserhood–aficionado, Bob Bruhin. During this one-and-a-half hour walking tour, we’ll delve into the area’s industrial history, as well as the sights and sounds that inspired Lynch’s movies, particularly Eraserhead.