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Split-Levels Replacing Pain Center

Front elevation

How it will look like. Courtesy the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog.

The Philadelphia Real Estate Blog got us a first look last week at the new split-levels replacing the Pain Center at 12th and Lombard, a rather dated 1970s-era structure.

How it looks today. Courtesy Philaphilia.

Designed by ubiquitous local architects Harman Deutsch, these structures will come with a 2-car rear garage with decks on top, as well as the firm’s idiosyncratic design. We’ll have more details as and we learn about them!

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Fante-Leon Pool Replaced by Triplex

The old swimming pool. Courtesy Naked Philly.

Gone is the old Fante-Leon Pool, once one of Bella Vista‘s premier recreation sites, and its beautiful 1920s brickwork. In its place rises, reports Naked Philly, what (according to L&I) will be a triplex.

New…and green! (Literally.) Courtesy Naked Philly.

Shame about the façade, but may we recommend its location? Just off the Italian Market, the single most awesome business district in a city stuffed with awesome business districts, chock full of fresh, delicious, local produce, meats, and cheeses. And we couldn’t forget about all that excellent Vietnamese food down on Washington! Mmmm food heaven…

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Philadelphia New Homes For Sale – 11.27.12 (Bella Vista, Queen Village, East Passyunk, Pennsport)

Here below are all new listings updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148. If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565       

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)      

 

Address and Neighborhood Bedrooms Bathrooms List Price Zip
Bella Vista
703 Clymer St. 4 1 $299,900 19147
770-78 S 3rd St. E 1 1 $257,900 19147
East Passyunk 
1261 Pierce St. 3 1.1 $285,000 19148
1901 S Camac St. 2 1.1 $269,000 19148
Old City
15 Appletree Ct. 3 2 $525,000 19106
Passyunk Square
1218 S 13th St. 5 4 $275,000 19147
Pennsport
1529 S 4th St. 3 3 $400,000 19147
1531 S 4th St. 3 3 $400,000 19147
1620 S Lawrence St. 3 1 $199,000 19148
Society Hill
241 S 4th St. 3 2.2 $1,195,000 19106
400-416 S 2nd St. 410B 2 1 $329,000 19147
Southwark
1406 S 7th St. 4 1.1 $149,000 19147
339 Titan St. 4 1.1 $129,000 19147
Washington Square West
238 S 13th St. 2F 1 1 $219,900 19107
250 S 13th St. 12D 1 1 $429,000 19107
250 S 13th St. 2A 1 1 $215,000 19107
1211 South St. C 2 1 $279,000 19147
Queen Village
909 Annin St. 4 1.1 $200,000 19147
918 S 2nd St. 2 1 $195,000 19147

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Philadelphia Just Sold Homes – 12.03.12 (Bella Vista, Queen Village, East Passyunk, Pennsport)

Here below are all just sold homes updated to the MLS for the past seven days.  Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.                                        

If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.                  

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

 

Address Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
631 Kimball St. $320,000 4 2 19147
715 S 8th St. $695,000 5 3.1 19147
912 Kimball St. $379,900 3 2 19147
         
East Passyunk
1121 Mercy St. $224,900 3 1.1 19148
1907 S 12th St. $230,000 2 1 19148
1924 S 11th St. $299,000 3 1 19148
Hawthorne
1231B Clymer St. $285,000 3 2.1 19147
1009 S 13th St. $319,000 3 2.1 19147
Italian Market Area
1212 S Marshall St. $229,900 2 1 19147
1233 S 7th St. $190,000 5 1 19147
Old City
113 N Bread St 3B4 $497,000 3 2 19106
313 N Lawrence St. $535,000 3 2 19106
Passyunk Square
1138 Wilder St. $274,000 2 1.1 19147
1176 S Darien St. $239,900 2 1 19147
1441 S Franklin St. $90,000 2 1 19147
1614 S 12th St. $229,000 4 1 19148
826 Dickinson St. $289,000 3 1.1 19147
839 Earp St. $199,900 2 1 19147
Pennsport
1424 S Orianna St. $169,900 2 1 19147
1637 S Hancock St. $249,900 2 1 19148
217 Mountain St. $294,900 3 1.1 19148
316 Greenwich St. $234,900 3 1.1 19147
422 Dickinson St. $259,900 3 2.1 19147
Queen Village
10 Catharine St. $460,000 4 4.1 19147
127 Monroe St. $400,000 2 2 19147
328 Queen St. 5 $245,000 2 1 19147
715 S Philip St. D $549,000 3 2.1 19147
919 S 2nd St. $285,000 4 2 19147
Society Hill
220 Locust St. 28A $359,900 2 1 19106
Washington Square West
1001-13 Chestnut St. 301E $195,000 1 1 19107
1021 Clinton St. 6 $229,900 1 1 19107
228 S Quince St. $450,000 2 3 19107
266 S 9th St. $720,000 8 4.1 19107

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New Philadelphia Price Changes – 12.06.12 (Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Queen Village, Washington Square)

Here below are all new Philadelphia price changes updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148. 

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)                                                              

If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

Address Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
708 Federal St. $179,900 3 1 19147
730 Montrose St. D $450,000 3 3 19147
925 Kimball St. $149,900 0 0 19147
East Passyunk
1629 S 9th St. $239,900 3 1.1 19148
Hawthorne
1331 Webster St. $315,000 2 1.1 19147
Italian Market
1140 S 12th St. $269,900 4 2 19147
1155 S Delhi St. $134,900 2 1 19147
600 Federal St. $319,000 3 2 19147
Old City
104 N 2nd St. 203 $239,900 1 1 19106
104 N 2nd St. 302 $239,900 1 1 19106
201 N 8th St. 502 $260,000 1 1 19106
214-18 New St. B $339,900 2 2 19106
315 New St. 307 $330,000 2 2 19106
315 New St. 422 $299,900 2 2 19106
Passyunk Square
1125 Pierce St. $324,200 3 2.1 19148
1302 S 7th St. $274,900 3 2 19147
1322 S 8th St. $280,000 2 2.1 19147
1515 S Camac St. $209,000 2 1 19147
1710 S Iseminger St. $259,900 2 1.1 19148
903 Greenwich St. $215,900 2 1.1 19147
Pennsport
111 Federal St $505,000 3 2.1 19147
235 Wilder St. $135,000 2 2 19147
349 Dickinson St. $229,000 4 1.1 19147
623 Hoffman St. $79,900 2 1 19148
Queen Village
123-25 Monroe St. $985,000 4 4.1 19147
229 Fulton St. D $330,000 2 1 19147
842 S Front St. $910,000 3 3.1 19147
Society Hill
121-35 Walnut St. 204 $825,000 3 3.1 19106
200-10 Lombard St. 732 $255,000 1 1.1 19147
Washington Square
1130-32 Chestnut St. 200 $650,000 2 2 19107
         
Washington Square West
1035 Spruce St. LL2 $165,000 1 1 19107
306 S 13th St. 1 $279,000 2 2 19107
505 S 10th St. C $460,000 3 2 19147
330 S Clarion St. $345,000 2 1 19107

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Drag Brigade To Be Included In This Year’s Mummers Day Parade

As the holiday season continues in our city of Brotherly of Love,  the average Philadelphian always looks forward to the Mummers Day Parade. In most cities, New Year’s Eve is the big hurrah and main event. However, here in Philly we do things a tad different. We rev up January 1st for a day full of merriment, drinking, friends, family, and the Mummers.

This year marks a very special parade with the inclusion of some of Philadelphia’s brightest and best drag queens in what will be the first ever Drag Brigade. Ten talented queens were chosen by long time Philadelphia drag power house Brittany Lynn (Ian Morrison out of lashes and heels). Each queen will be leading a brigade they were specifically paired with down Broad Street from Washington Avenue to City Hall early New Year’s Day.  Later that afternoon, each queen will be outfitted to match her assigned brigade and perform a two minute introduction at the Convention Center.

Live Love Philly had the opportunity to ask Morrison, who is performing with the Shooting Stars brigade, a few questions about this revolutionary addition to the parade.

Live Love Philly (LLP): What positive message is being sent by drag culture being included in this year’s Mummers Day Parade?

Morrison: Drag has always been included in the Mummers tradition; however, once women were allowed to participate, drag was no longer a necessity. What’s amazing about this event is that the Mummers are allowing us to form the first “drag brigade”, and to be a regular part of such a mainstream, city wide and televised event. It’s like telling the nation, “Hey, look at our gays!”

LLP: What is special about the ten queens chosen by you to be included?

M: The ten girls I picked were chosen for their professionalism and talents. Each one was specifically matched to the theme of their brigade. They are all amazing at what they do and I give them my full confidence that they are gonna knock this out of the park on New Year’s Day.

LLP: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s parade?

M: I’m looking forward to presenting my drag mafia to the masses. There are literally thousands of people at the convention center ready to cheer on the brigades.  First marching down Broad Street with the String Bands in front of the entire city and visiting spectators, then performing for the masses at the Convention Center, it’s like the city is saying, “Thanks for doing what you do and doing it with us.” That beats Ru Paul’s Drag Race on any day.

The queens joining Brittany Lynn are listed below along the name of their brigade. They are:

Crystal T. Electra – Downtowners

Alexis Cartier – Saturnalian

Mrs. P. – South Philly Vikings

Porcelain – Jokers

Navaya Shay – Golden Crown

Bridget Jones – Clevemore

Cherry Pop – Avenuers

Stella D’Oro – 2nd Street Shooters

Mary D’ Knight – Satin Slippers

After this bevy of beauties are warmly welcomed by all, expect loads of charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent at this years historical Mummers Day Parade.

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New Philadelphia Homes For Sale – 12.10.12 (Bella Vista, Passyunk Square, Queen Village, Washington Square)

Here below are all new Philadelphia homes for sale updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.        
       
(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)       
       
If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

           Address      Price      Beds      Baths      Zip
Bella Vista
606 S Clifton St. $250,000 3 1 19147
611 Catharine St. A $849,000 3 3.1 19147
616 Christian St. $469,900 3 2.1 19147
810 Fitzwater St. $500,000 4 2.1 19147
836 South St. $379,000 1 2 19147
710 Tasker St. $189,900 3 1.5 19148
East Passyunk
819 Watkins St. $199,000 2 1.1 19148
629 Moore St. $209,000 4 2 19148
1116 Mifflin St. $249,000 4 2 19148
Old City
101-11 Arch St. 2I $289,900 1 1.1 19106
146 Vine St. $540,000 3 3 19106
Passyunk Square
1118 Ellsworth St. $349,900 3 1.1 19147
1220 Mifflin St. $210,000 3 2 19148
1616 S 12th St. $289,500 3 1.1 19148
1819 S Camac St. $249,000 2 1 19148
929 Dickinson St. $445,000 4 2 19147
Pennsport
137 Daly St. $289,000 3 2 19148
143 Sigel St. $189,000 2 1 19148
223 Watkins St. $189,900 2 1 19148
411 Manton St. $385,000 4 2.1 19147
1312 S 2nd St. $435,000 3 2.1 19147
Queen Village
240 Monroe St. 4 $185,000 1 1 19147
Society Hill
419 Spruce St. C $325,000 1 1 19106
Washington Square West
1215 Spruce St. 202 $239,900 1 1 19107
Washington Square
604 S Washington Sq. 213 $185,000 0 1 19106

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Three New Casinos Proposed for South Philadelphia

Six contenders have emerged in the fight for the city’s second gaming license. Three of these contenders would bring Philadelphia’s newest casino to South Philadelphia.

Stadium Casino L.L.C is proposing to add a $425 to $500 million casino to the stadium district. Penn National would also bring the casino to South Philadelphia at a proposed site at nearby 700 Packer Avenue. The third is PHL Local Gaming L.L.C proposing a $367 million casino and hotel on either side of the 3300 block of South Front Street. At first, the only contender for that coveted gaming license had been Burt Blatstein of Tower Development who proposed his $700 million, French style casino and gaming complex for North Broad Street. Other contenders are Wynn Resorts for the Delaware River waterfront in Fishtown and the Goldenberg Group for the surface parking lot once proposed for DisneyQuest development at Eighth and Market Streets.

Stadium Casino L.L.C consists of the business partnership between Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment Incorporated and Cordish Companies. Greenwood owns Pennsylvania’s largest grossing casino Parx in Bensalem and Cordish Companies co- owns the stadium district’s popular attraction Xfinity Live!

The casino would be added to the already existing Holiday Inn located at 900 Packer Avenue. Green and Cordish president Joe Weinberg described the advantages of this Packer Avenue locale:

• It sits at the heart of an entertainment and sports district that attracts 8.5 million to 10 million visitors per year.

• It has easy access to I-76 and I-95.

• It will capture a new market – those attending events at the three sports facilities, as well as patrons of Xfinity Live! – rather than cannibalize the local gambling market now served by SugarHouse on the Delaware River waterfront

Stadium Casino L.L.C plans to add a 200,000 square-foot casino and entertainment complex at the front of the Holiday Inn. Although the 10 story hotel would remain intact, it would be redesigned as an upscale boutique hotel under a different brand. The group will own both the hotel and casino that would house 2,000 slot machines and 125 table games. The complex also would feature fitness and spa facilities, a pool, six restaurants, a live music venue, a rooftop party deck, and a parking garage with about 2,500 spaces.

Stadium Casino L.L.C is not the only one vying for a South Philadelphia location for the future of the city’s next casino. Penn National is a regional operator of racetrack casinos, including Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, near Harrisburg.

Penn National would be opening Hollywood Casino Philadelphia. This proposed plan would include a 100,000-square-foot casino floor with 2,050 slot machines, 66 live table games, and a 15-table poker room.

“Given the rising number of recent proposed gaming projects that have not been completed for financial reasons, we believe Penn National’s financial strength and proven ability to complete projects on schedule make us the ideal operator to develop this new gaming and entertainment facility in Philadelphia,” said chairman and chief executive Peter Carlino.

The third application and last for South Philadelphia was filed late on the day of the deadline by PHL Local Gaming L.L.C.. PHL Local Gaming L.L.C represents the interests of Joseph G. Procacci, founder and chief executive of Procacci Brothers Sales Corporation.

The gaming hall would be called Casino Revolution and feature 2,000 slot machines, 85 table games, a 250-room hotel, restaurants and an entertainment arena.

Which South Philadelphia proposal do you like best?

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New Philadelphia Price Changes – 12.15.12 (Bella Vista, Passyunk Square, Queen Village, Washington Square)

Here below are all new price changes updated to the MLS for the past seven days.

Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

Address Current Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
1340 E Passyunk Ave $239,900 3 1.1 19147
804 S 6th St D $219,000 2 1 19147
837 Kater St $322,800 2 1 19147
911 S Schell St $180,000 2 1 19147
Hawthorne
1105 Kimball St $369,900 4 2 19147
Passyunk Square
1125 Pierce St $315,000 3 2.1 19148
613 Gerritt St $149,900 2 1 19147
731 Morris St $244,500 4 3 19148
934 Greenwich St $254,900 3 1.1 19147
Pennsport
525 Cross St $182,900 3 1 19147
623 Hoffman St $75,900 2 1 19148
Queen Village
120 Bainbridge St $870,000 3 2.1 19147
807 S 5th St $403,000 3 2 19147
822 S 3rd St $449,900 3 2 19147
921 S Fairhill St $247,500 4 1 19147
Society Hill
217 Spruce St $1,595,000 6 5 19106
Washington Square West
410 S 11th St $560,000 3 2.1 19147

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Philadelphia Just Sold Homes – 12.20.12 (Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Society Hill, Washington Square)

Here below are all just sold homes updated to the MLS for the past seven days. Zip codes focused on are 19106, 19107, 19147, and 19148.

(source: TREND MLS; Courtesy of Larry Levin)

If you have any questions or comments about the information listed below, please feel free to call Larry Levin at 267.808.6565.

Address Price Beds Baths Zip
Bella Vista
1016 Bainbridge St $475,000 5 2 19147
1222 Catharine St $450,000 3 2.1 19147
1307 Kater St $655,000 3 2.2 19147
Hawthorne
739C S 13th St $285,000 3 2.1 19147
1009 S 13th St $299,000 3 2.1 19147
Italian Market        
1222 Ellsworth St $421,000 4 2 19147
1224 S 6th St $341,500 4 2 19147
816 S Delhi St $283,000 2 1 19147
Old City
201-59 N 8th St 205 $192,500 1 1 19106
234-38 N 3rd St 305 $182,000 1 1 19106
Passyunk Square
1201 Latona St H $425,000 3 2.1 19147
1201 Latona St I $425,000 3 2 19147
Pennsport
149 Gladstone St $180,000 3 1.1 19148
Society Hill
121-35 Walnut St 207 $275,000 1 1 19106
210 W Washington Sq PH-NE $2,537,500 3 3.1 19106
306 S 2nd St $850,000 5 3.1 19106
812 Lombard St 15 $640,000 3 2.1 19147
Washington Square
1101 Locust St 11A $3,600,000 4 4.1 19107
Washington Square West
1027 Lombard St $395,000 3 2 19147
1029-33 Spruce St 309 $255,000 2 1 19107
1111 Locust St 9I $600,000 2 2 19107
321-23 S 11th St $1,935,000 7 7 19107
709 Bradford Aly $394,000 3 2 19147
1326-42 Spruce St 2601 $420,000 2 2 19107

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