Last to make a presentation, at 3 p.m., will be Bart Blatstein. The developer is touting the Provence at 400 N. Broad St. and gave a tour Monday of the property – once home to The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and – and what he envisions as a $700 million casino-entertainment complex.

Earlier this month, Blatstein’s Tower Investment announced that it has dropped Hard Rock Resort & Casino as its casino operator in favor of Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. Blatstein also secured an infusion of cash for the Provence last week after selling off 60 percent of Tower Investment’s holdings in Northern Liberties. Although no price was disclosed, that property was valued at about $130 million.

(via Would-be Philadelphia casino operators make public pitches today to state gaming officials)

Pissed Jeans release their new album Honeys today via Sub Pop and have shared a brand new video to coincide with it. The clip for “Bathroom Laughter,” directed by Joe Stakun and stars Mark Proksch from The Office, spoofs on infomercials and can be watched below.

The Philly-based punk-rockers will celebrate the release of their new album this Friday at Underground Arts; tickets are available here.

(via Video: Pissed Jeans – “Bathroom Laughter”)

Valentine’s Day: Kind of a giant pain in the ass, no? Let us help you with that. Hot on the heels of this year’s Philebrity Awards — our most successful variety show yet — we’re teaming up with our pals at BITBY.TV and Underground Arts to bring you our first-ever Valentine’s Day Special, a complete evening of entertainment whether you’re single or spoken for.

(via » Blog Archive » Reminder: Whether You’re Single Or Just Future-Single, Join Us On Valentine’s Day!)

New Food Trucks in the Eraserhood?

According to a tip from a co-worker in Eraserhood International Towers:

I just wanted to let you all know about some new lunch options nearby.  My friend’s company (located at 8th and Callowhill) has arranged a deal with 2 food trucks to serve lunch between 10:30 am and 2 pm every Wednesday, starting this Wednesday, February 13th.  If they have a big enough turnout, it will be a long-term arrangement, hopefully with a different food truck every day of the week.  The exact location is in the lot for 417 N. 8th St on the east side of the building near the Willow St entrance to the lot and facing 7th St.  This week’s food trucks include:

 Lil Dan’s Gourmet Lunch Truck ( and The Dapper Dog (