Thursday, April 14, 2011

Northern Liberties Grocery Store Drama

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A beautiful new building has been built on the border of popular Northern Liberties and Fishtown now it just needs businesses to fill it.  This prime real estate shouldn't be difficult to fill but the parent company of the building's flagship occupant is in bankruptcy and now the much anticipated grocery space is sitting empty.  Developer Bart Blatstein has moved to force Path Mark to act on or turn down the lease.  Rumors are about that Blatstein already has plans with a popular grocer to open a location in the space this summer.  According to today's Philadelphia Inquirer article, Blatstein has been unable to lease the other spaces in the development without the main space being occupied.  I know many area residents are anxiously anticipating the resolution of this issue and hopefully they are one step closer to getting their grocer.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Paris Street Fair on Broad

On April 30th the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts is turning Broad Street (between Chestnut and Lombard) into a Parisian Street Fair complete with ferris wheel and a park (with grass!).  The celebration concludes the International Arts Festival which began April 7th.  The Fair will begin at 11 A.M. on April 30th and will conclude at 8:00.  Some bloggers have received the street fair negatively, but I can't help but be excited about it.  Details at