[Wynn’s] exit leaves five competitors for Philadelphia’s second casino license, three in South Philadelphia and two in Center City, even as some industry observers voice doubt that there are enough gamblers in the Philadelphia market for another casino.
Reached at his casino architect’s office in Las Vegas, Bart Blatstein, who has proposed a $700 million development at Broad and Callowhill Streets, said: “It shows that we’ve got the best project and the best location and the best plan.”
By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Posted: November 03, 2013
You’d recognize the faces: mob boss Tony Soprano, chemistry teacher-turned-meth-chef Walter White, and everyone’s favorite dad, Homer Simpson.
You may not recognize the name of the artist, Peter Somenshein, 28, of Narberth. But with his forthcoming solo show at the Oasis Art Center, that, too, may change.
“It’s been really cool working with Peter,” says Maggie Mills, one of the artists who instruct aspiring talents at Oasis in North Philadelphia. “He’s made amazing progress in the time he’s been here.”
PHILADELPHIA You may have noticed the creepy, abandoned-looking building at 12th and Spring Garden Streets, its battered block-stone front inscribed, “Finney & Son – 1850.”
It was once a tombstone showroom, a place where a bygone vendor of mausoleums displayed its wares.
You may also have noticed that on many nights, the place looks alive, lights ablaze and shadows falling on the walls.
It’s not ghosts. It’s art.
The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will hear oral arguments in the case of the former Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary tomorrow, Thursday, October 10th. The hearing for the Callowhill Neighborhood Association’s appeal of the historic church’s demolition approval will take place in Courtroom 1 of the Widener Building at 1339 Chestnut Street.
Ask Bart Blatstein why the casino he proposes for Broad and Callowhill streets should get Philadelphia’s remaining gaming license, and he takes out graphics from the city administration’s recent testimony to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
The bar charts and circles show consultant AKRF’s findings that Blatstein’s planned casino, hotel and entertainment complex, The Provence, would generate the most city and state tax revenue and bring in the most money through both gaming and non-gaming activity.
“This is not slots-in-a-box,” he said. “It’s a full, Vegas-type complex.”
By Lauren Lipton
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There are so many treasures hidden in plain sight in Philadelphia that often you walk by and don’t even notice.
The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia offers walking tours of neighborhoods and neighborhood architecture all over the area, pointing out things you probably would have missed on your own.
“I think it’s neat if you’re a Philadelphia resident to take a tour of a neighborhood you don’t live in or might not know,” says Holly Keith of the Preservation Alliance. For example, she says, “We have a tour of the so-called ‘Eraserhood,’ which I think is really interesting — the Callowhill neighborhood.”
PHILADELPHIA – September 12, 2013 (WPVI) — Police are searching for an armed suspect who barricaded himself inside a Philadelphia business with three other people early Thursday morning.