Passyunk Square, Queen Village and Bella Vista, respectively.
What used to be home to South Philadelphia Florists is now on the market. Including the 4 apartments in the same building. Located at 10th and Wharton, the asking price on this property is a pretty penny, coming in at close to $590K. All four apartments are included in the asking price but notes suggest that the floral shop could be sold separately. This location is a high foot traffic area as Pat and Geno’s are right down the block across from the active Capitolo Playground. So who wants to stop and smell the flowers?!
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Flowers on your mind?! Maybe you’d like to invest in a smaller space – formerly a flower shop and private residence. An ideal location right across from the singing fountain in East Passyunk, this listing iz zoned for commercial use and could be used in a variety of ways (commercial on three floors, commercial on first and second with living quarters on the third floor, etc., etc…) Options are endless! This might be the best location in all of Passyunk Square! All it needs is your vision and some TLC. Please view more info on this listing or contact Larry Levin.
If you’re a vintage and/or antique collector your weekend’s just got a little sweeter. Recently opened, Nostalgia is located at 704 s. 5th Street (5th and Bainbridge) and offers all ends of vintage memorabilia ranging from sunglasses to cameras. This boutique will also be showcasing local artists throughout the year along with many other in store events. Get your shop on before heading to the Good King Tavern for some drinks and french inspired eats.
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Located at 7th and Kater, Good King Tavern‘s recent opening has triggered some talk around the neighborhood. Offering some cuisine diversity, we feel this is a great addition to Bella Vista. So go ahead, take a Saturday to stroll and get your grub on while wearing your new vintage shades!
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Fleisher Art Memorial was founded in 1898 as a non profit organization focused on making art accessible to everyone in the community regardless of background or experience. Founder, Samuel S. Fleisher pushed his vision to reality understanding that art is one of the greatest assets and equalizers in a society. On November 24th join your neighbors in Bella Vista for a public supper to celebrate Fleisher’s 142nd birthday.
A small donation will provide you with a meal and ballot. While artists and presenters share their proposals you can enjoy dinner and dessert. Proposals are creative, unique and art inspired. All attendees are asked to vote on which project should receive the ‘dough’. Maybe this is why they call this community gathering Breaking Bread?! Read more information here.
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Each year Fleisher influences more than 17,000 individuals who strive to learn and create art. They hold classes, exhibitions and community programs including this Breaking Bread event. Samuel Fleisher believed in the importance of self expression through creativity and intellectual exploration. His core values focus on the artist is us all, the fulfillment of art and the community in which we create and share art.
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“Art Enriches the Community — By nurturing each individual’s creative potential, we aim to provide social,
cultural, and economic benefits to the community as a whole.” – Samuel Fleisher
This Saturday, September 21st you can join your local art crowd at the Philadelphia Magic Garden to celebrate their 5th annual Magic Beyond the Gardens Gala. From 6-10pm you can help support this annual fundraiser by purchasing a ticket and enjoying live music, dancing, a silent auction, food and an open bar. The silent auction will offer prizes to several high praised establishments in Center City. Located at 1020 South Street, squarely between Bella Vista and Washington Square West, this event is expected to draw a crowd of near 300 locals and inspiring artists and supporters.
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Philadelphia’s Magic Garden has been educating individuals of all ages for years. Offering workshops, education programs and self-guided walk throughs, this event will feature founder and artist Isaiah Zagar. So join in the fun this Saturday and help support local businesses, keep artists thriving and educate our community on the importance of art and self expression. For more information and tickets click here.
This weekend marks the last official weekend of summer. With that, Labor day activities will be popping up all weekend long. The PHS Pop-Up Garden is celebrating this weekend with refreshing cocktails and scrumptious sides from Garces Group. On Monday, Labor Day, the Pop-Up will have extended hours from noon-10pm.
The Pop-Up Garden hasn’t slowed down yet! On September 12th, join them from 5-8pm for a Pop-Up Party. Buying a ticket for $15 can get you two drink tickets and endless guacamole from Chipotle. You can purchase tickets in advance and if you happen to be a PHS Young Friends Member, your evening just got a little sweeter as you can attend for free.
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This weekend is packed with food, music and activities. Made in America Festival is back on the Ben Franklin Parkway with a stellar line-up for Saturday and Sunday. Nearly 30 artists will preform this weekend. Buy tickets now so you aren’t waisting your time in line! Saturday through Monday you can enjoy Cannstatter 141 Annual Volksfest offering performances, rides, raffles and crafts. This event is for all ages and admission is only $6. If jazz is more your style, be sure to stop over at Penn’s Landing on Friday for some smooth tunes by Jonathan Bulter at 7:30pm.
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Spice it up with the 5th Annual BigBite Philly Wing King Competition at Fleisher Art Memorial on Saturday from 5-10pm. Judges from the Philly food scene will taste and sample entries for the best Wings. Being held in the yard of Fleisher Art Memorial, there will be an assortment of flavors and beverages provided by Narragansett Brewing Company. This event will be donating a portion of their proceeds to children and youth programs at Fleisher Art Memorial. For $15 a ticket you can enjoy wings, music and even a couple free drinks!
So what are your senses calling for this weekend? Music, food, drinks and art. Some of the many Philly favorites!
Over 80 food vendors, local bands, exhibits and activities. One night, one place. The South Street Night Market is back! Happening on Thursday August 15, from 6-10pm. Join in the fun with friends and neighbors at 5th and South Streets. Hosted by The Food Trust, they bring their mission to the streets. Partner hosts include South Street Headhouse District and Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.
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The Food Trust is focused on providing affordable and nutritious food and information to communities. This creates healthy decisions and healthy living. Founded 20 years ago, The Food Trust started in South Philadelphia working with Tasker Homes. Today they work with numerous schools, grocers and neighborhoods in over 25 states.
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So what is a night market? Basically a city street food festival showcasing Philly’s best authentic restaurants and food trucks. These night markets, inspired by Asian Street markets, started three years ago in East Passyunk. Since then, ten night markets have been held around the city with hundreds of local vendors in attendance. Drawing more than 100,000 people, they couldn’t help themselves when talk arose of South Street.
The kickoff begins on Monday August 5th at Sacks Recreation Center at 400 Washington Avenue. From 5-8pm help celebrate the kick off rally to support National Night Out. This is America’s night out against crime and drugs. With food, entertainment and games, bring the whole family in support of your neighborhood of Dickinson Square West.
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On Tuesday, August 6th, you can attend the second night of festivities in support of this cause at Kahn Park in Washington Square West from 6-9pm. Live music will be preformed featuring some jazz tunes from a UARTS band, raffles, food and family activities. Bring your chair or pack a blanket and stay awhile! For more information or general questions email Safety@washwestcivic.org.
If you’re more of the active type, you can also participate in the National Night Out Walk in Bella Vista on Tuesday August 6th from 6-8pm. Meet at John’s Water Ice on Christian Street and let your footsteps be heard. The National Association of Town Watch introduced ‘National Night Out’ in 1984 in hopes to spread the awareness of crime prevention throughout our communities, businesses and neighborhoods. Today, this event has more than 37 million participants in over 15,000 communities nation wide.
This is an opportunity for families, businesses and local police departments to join together and meet your fellow neighbors. It allows for our neighborhoods to become a fighting unit in crime prevention.
The chefs behind Time and Vintage Wine, and the non-Starr part of Dandelion and El Vez, are bringing a new restaurant to the old Vesuvio at 8th and Fitzwater in Bella Vista, reports Foobooz. Growlers is its name, and it puts us in a gastropub mood.
The former Vesuvio. Courtesy Foobooz.
Jerry Donahue, recent champ of Yards Brewing’s Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em beer-and-BBQ festival, will be the kitchen mastermind behind this new idea.
As opening date moves closer, expect us to have more information!
Mmm beer-flavored barbeque…
Philadelphia Magazine just released their Top 50 Restaurants in the city. Some of the favorites, including the top spot, are found in South Philadelphia. The list has been known to create some controversy, purposely-favoring newer spots over the older and tried but true. Philadelphia Magazine Editor in Chief Tom McGrath admits that this may be true writing:
”I’ve occasionally heard criticism that our lists skew towards newer places, ignoring some great restaurants that have been around for years. I’ve never done the math but I suspect there is some truth in that – if only because part of what we give credit for is how current a restaurant is when it comes to food trends, and how it’s pushed Philadelphia’s food scene forward.”
With nine of the top ten restaurants being in Washington Square and South Philly, we can conclude that our zip codes are where the food scene in Philadelphia is flocking. When reading the addresses, the words South and Passyunk continue to pop up. Passyunk Avenue has become a true foodie’s destination, lined with superb gastronomical laboratories that continue to expand our culinary horizons. Live Love Philly has listed Philadelphia Magazines Top Ten here with some shout outs to our other local favorites that made the list.
- Stateside – 1536 East Passyunk Avenue – 215.551.2500
- Marigold Kitchen
- Vedge – 1221 Locust Street – 215.320.7500
- The Farm and Fisherman – 267.987.1555
- Le Virtu – 1927 East Passyunk Avenue – 215.271.5626
- Sbraga – 440 South Broad Street – 215.735.1913
- Fond – 1537 South 11th Street – 215.551.5000
- Amis – 412 South 13th Street – 215.732.2647
- Vetri – 1312 Spruce Street – 215.732.3478
- Bibou – 1009 South 8th Street – 215.965.8290
16. Will – 1911 East Passyunk Avenue – 215.271. 7683
23. Tashan – 777 South Broad Street – 267.687.2170
28. Jamonera – 105 South 13th Street – 215.568.1027
46. Federal Donuts – 1219 South 2nd Street – 267.687.8258