Toll Bros. Will Transform Broad & Noble Corner – OCF Realty

Project rendering

When we think of Toll Bros., we think of condos. Projects from this developer in Philadelphia have included Naval Square, Stamper Square, 2400 South, and a now under construction tower on Jewelers’ Row. But Toll Bros. is a huge company and also has a rental arm, and that business is finally dipping a toe in the Philadelphia market. This effort will take place at the corner of Broad & Noble, on a property that’s currently used as a surface parking lot.

Read more: Toll Bros. Will Transform Broad & Noble Corner – OCF Realty

‘It takes a city’: Dispatch from Triple Bottom Brewing’s first months – Philly

Triple Bottom Brewing’s staff in their then-new space at 915 Spring Garden St. in April 2018.

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“I’ve wrestled a lot with whether what we’re doing is enough,” writes Tess Hart, cofounder of the Callowhill-based social enterprise that employs fair chance hiring practices.

Read more: ‘It takes a city’: Dispatch from Triple Bottom Brewing’s first months – Philly

Seventeen Units Progressing on Noble Street With Not So Steamy Views – OCF Realty

View of the new buildings

We stumbled onto a row of new construction recently at the intersection of 9th & Noble and had a funny feeling we’d written about the project before. As is usually the case when we have these feelings, we have indeed covered this project before, back in 2016, when the property was an overgrown, fenced-in vacant lot. Back then, we told you that developers were planning six triplexes and a duplex for a total of 17 units, but the project was still awaiting ZBA approval so it wasn’t a guarantee that it would be happening. As you can see, they got their variance and construction has finally progressed over the course of this year.

Read more: Seventeen Units Progressing on Noble Street With Not So Steamy Views – OCF Realty

North Broad plaza could get public bathroom – WHYY

A rendering of a complex planned for North Broad, near the Rail Park. Neighbors want the developer to put a public bathroom in the project’s public plaza. (Courtesy of Toll Brothers/Barton Partners Architects/PlanPhilly)

Callowhill neighbors want a developer to address a persistent neighborhood problem: no place to pee.

Read more: North Broad plaza could get public bathroom – WHYY

The Institute Craft Bar & Kitchen – Grand Opening

Dec 6 at 4 PM – Dec 7 at 2 AM

The Institute Craft Bar & Kitchen
525 N. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

After 1 year we are ready to resume operations again in our new spacious home. It’s been tough but we think well worth the move. Please come join us on Friday December 6th at 4pm as we open the doors and look start new memories with old and new friends. We are located at 525 N. 11th St. one block over from our old location in the recently completed Independence Lofts building. So come enjoy and see some of the great features that our new home will have to offer.

Source: Grand Opening

Opening Party at The Cliffs ! + RCO meeting reminder

Hello Members, Neighbors and Friends
You are invited to the Grand Opening Party at The Cliffs at Callowhill
1010 Callowhill St. Saturday December 7, 8am- midnight !
REMINDER – RCO Zoning Meeting- Monday Dec 9, 7:30pm – Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St. 5th FlHear plans for 1201-03 Wood St.

1010 Callowhill St
Philadelphia, PA
   Sign up for classes, clinics + comps upon arrival. Learn more here.RSVP  SEE YOU THERE!

    Copyright © 2019, The Cliffs Climbing + Fitness. All rights reserved.
Contact Us!215.444.7625

The Cliffs at Callowhill, 1010 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, United States
Callowhill Neighborhood Association

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Asian Arts Initiative Community Craft and Fair

Asian Arts Initiative presents its annual holiday shopping event
Supporting Local Artists and its Youth Program

WHAT: ASIAN ARTS INITIATIVE ​ invites community members to join us in our annual holiday shopping event of the year. As the only Asian American-focused holiday fair in Philadelphia, the Community Craft and Fair provides a unique opportunity to ​ shop original artwork and an array of jewelry, crafts, accessories, and more handcrafted by local artists and artisans. Alongside our community vendors, the students of the Youth Art Workshop (YAW) will be selling a new lineup of products (e.g. holiday cards, body scrubs) they have created for the event. Proceeds from student sales go back to the students and their program. Come and shop consciously with us!

WHEN: ​ Saturday, December 6th from 12 to 4 pm.

WHERE:​ On the Third Floor of Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free and Open to the Public.

WHO: ​ The Community Art and Craft Fair will showcase work from local vendors, including:

  • Art/Works
  • Sour Tiger
  • Hello Prosper
  • Love Lola Knits
  • Janette’s Cupcakes
  • Natasha Zeta
  • Stephanie Stoner
  • Threee
  • Helen ​ Sánchez Stoddard
  • Paint with Purpose
  • Tabachoy
  • Students of Youth Arts Workshop

During the fair, there will also be performances from singer Every Heard, who will play classic holiday tunes and cardistry artist, Frank Sung, who will transform a deck of cards into intricate art forms.

For more event details contact:
Cat Ramirez
Community Craft and Fair

Press Release Here

Give to something that’s growing 🌿

Photo by Kaltoum Alibrahimi/Asian Arts Initiative.
In 2019, you brought the Rail Park to life. This year, you brought laughter and joy to the Rail Park. You had conversations with neighbors.  You took walks, watched the seasons change, enjoyed dance and music performances, stargazed, and made new friends.  And we are just getting started.  

This #givingtuesday, we are asking for more than your gift — we are asking you to join our movement. Together, we are bringing a new kind of park to life, one that will connect 10 different neighborhoods with three miles of bike lanes, gathering space, and greenery for all.  

We can’t do it without you. You made Phase I happen by banding together with friends and neighbors to demand a brighter future for our City. With your support, we grew to a team of two full-time staff who work tirelessly to make the dream of the Rail Park a reality — connecting thousands of neighbors to nature, creating inspiring cultural experiences, and laying the groundwork for Phase 2.  Today, give to something that’s growing.  DONATE.
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