CollectionsBrewerytown
IN THE NEWS

Brewerytown

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 5, 2013
Two men were hospitalized, one in critical condition, after being shot in the Brewerytown section of North Philadelphia late Tuesday night, police said. The shooting occurred shortly before 11:15 p.m. on the 2800 block of Cecil B. Moore Avenue and several surrounding blocks - "a pretty big scene," said Chief Inspector Scott Small. One victim, a 27-year-old man, was shot twice in the upper thigh, Small said, and was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2011 | By DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
PUTTING HIS money where his dream is, Marathon Restaurants CEO Cary Borish is investing $100,000 to turn a long-vacant, blighted Brewerytown lot into Marathon Farm, which will supply his six Philadelphia eateries with fresh vegetables and feed the residents of a neighborhood that has seen its share of hard times. Although the third-of-an-acre lot on the corner of 27th and Master streets is still bordered by the ancient redbrick walls of a city warehouse that collapsed 20 years ago, Borish watched happily Sunday as blight gave way to beautiful on its way to bountiful.
REAL_ESTATE
August 15, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
To say the apartments at Fairmount@Brewerytown are going like hotcakes would not be far from wrong. They're going so quickly, Michele DiVeterano said, that she has stopped creating model units. As many as eight to 10 apartments are renting each week. "Once I get a model set up, it is gone in a couple of days," said DiVeterano, vice president of operations for the developer, McSpain Properties. "It is a lot of hard work to create one for such a short time. " Although at the end of July, 35 of the building's 161 studio, one- and two-bedroom units were occupied - all on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors - Fairmount@Brewerytown is still a work in progress, attracting a target audience of millennials.
REAL_ESTATE
December 15, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
MM Partners real estate development company aims to help transform Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood. By buying and rehabbing shells, stores and empty or underused warehouses, MM Partners hopes to revive the West Girard Avenue retail corridor along with its residential developments. All Philadelphia locals, David Waxman and Jacob Roller are co-managing partners of MM, and Aaron Smith is partner and director of property management, sales and marketing. Currently, they have an office in a recent rehab at 1234 N. 30th St. To date, MM Partners, founded in 2001, has renovated and owns 50 properties in Brewerytown, including mixed-use, multifamily and single-family projects, about $45 million worth within a five-square-mile radius.
REAL_ESTATE
June 21, 2015 | By Diane M. Fiske, For The Inquirer
A stately house of worship, designed in the Gothic style by famed architect Frank Rushmore Watson and built in 1888, was saved by real estate developer Jordan Brody in 2012, just as the wrecking ball was heading for the former Episcopal Church of the Covenant on Girard Avenue in Brewerytown. The stars further aligned for the sandstone neighborhood landmark after Brody bought the building and hired Philadelphia architect Ian Smith. Smith designed a second life for the edifice that includes 16 apartments for rent, some of which are on two floors, with sleeping quarters in the former church loft.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
IN CASE you were wondering, it's not OK to dump wild-animal corpses onto vacant lots. One New Yorker apparently learned that lesson the hard way yesterday after he threw the mutilated carcass of a bobcat he had killed onto a lot at 31st and Jefferson streets in Brewerytown. Sarah Eremus, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania SPCA, said the man called the organization early yesterday after seeing news reports about the remains, which were discovered by a dog-walker Sunday afternoon.
NEWS
July 24, 2012 | By Barbara Laker and Daily News Staff Writer
THE DISC jockey sat in his SUV Sunday afternoon and shook his head as cops removed yellow crime-scene tape that had cordoned off the block in Brewerytown where a half-deflated pink balloon, tied to a house railing, bounced pathetically on the sidewalk.   Just 12 hours earlier, about 2:30 a.m., the DJ had been winding down his gig, playing just the right party songs for a woman known only as Kia who was celebrating her 25th birthday inside her home on Thompson Street near Hollywood.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Two stucco companies hired to build 31 Brewerytown, described as "Philadelphia's Hottest Place to Live" by its developer, have been fined $236,000 for failing to protect construction workers from falling. Although Westrum Development Co., the general contractor of the apartment project on West Thompson Street, was not cited, the director of the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Philadelphia blamed Westrum for creating a situation that led to the citations.
NEWS
November 16, 2015 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
What's so exciting about the region's current brewpub boom? The sheer diversity of the movement. Yes, the area's corporate pioneers are still thriving. But the indie newcomers have gone well beyond the familiar templates, with quirky concepts in unlikely locales, from far-flung strip malls to bike paths along the river, colonial inns, emerging city neighborhoods, and vibrant suburban main streets. Some have full kitchens. Others make the most of crock pots, induction burners, and a panini press.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
REAL_ESTATE
August 15, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
To say the apartments at Fairmount@Brewerytown are going like hotcakes would not be far from wrong. They're going so quickly, Michele DiVeterano said, that she has stopped creating model units. As many as eight to 10 apartments are renting each week. "Once I get a model set up, it is gone in a couple of days," said DiVeterano, vice president of operations for the developer, McSpain Properties. "It is a lot of hard work to create one for such a short time. " Although at the end of July, 35 of the building's 161 studio, one- and two-bedroom units were occupied - all on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors - Fairmount@Brewerytown is still a work in progress, attracting a target audience of millennials.
REAL_ESTATE
July 25, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, Staff Writer
In the space tagged either "The Build" or "The Art of the Deal" in this section, I try to strike a balance between market-rate and affordable-housing developments in the city and the suburbs. I find the projects that are rising in the "edge" neighborhoods the most interesting ones. Because I have been writing about real estate here since 1989, I have seen these neighborhoods in various stages of decline and development. Although you might have issues with some of the ramifications of development, it's safe to say that most of us prefer it to continued decline.
NEWS
July 4, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Philadelphia police were investigating two shootings overnight in the city's Brewerytown and Mantua neighborhoods. About midnight Friday, police said, a man was reportedly walking with his brother and cousin on North 29th Street, near Cecil B. Moore Avenue when another man on a bike fired about four shots in their direction near the corner of 29th and Turner Streets, police said. He and his relatives walked to 34th Street and Girard Avenue in West Philadelphia before calling 911. Responding officers took the man and his relatives to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, where the victim was treated for a graze wound to his upper back, police said.
NEWS
June 9, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
An affiliate of MM Partners of Philadelphia has paid $1.4 million for the vacant Pyramid Electric Supply Co. warehouse in Brewerytown, which has permits to be converted into apartment or condo units. Brewerytown Pyramid Building Partners LP bought the six-story building near Oxford Street and West Glenwood Avenue from an affiliate of Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners, according to Ken Wellar, a managing partner at Rittenhouse Realty Advisors, which marketed the property. The building has permits to be converted into a 46-unit residential project, according to Rittenhouse.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Chris Palmer, Staff Writer
He was a high-flying, quick-slashing basketball star, a blue-chip prospect once dubbed "the Prince of North Philly. " Rysheed Jordan, a 6-foot-4 point guard who in his senior year at Vaux High School in 2013 was named player of the year by both the Inquirer and the Daily News, had dreams of the NBA. And after playing two years at St. John's University in New York City, those dreams didn't seem out of reach. But Wednesday night, Jordan, 21, was arrested near his old neighborhood after trying to run away from police, authorities said.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Two stucco companies hired to build 31 Brewerytown, described as "Philadelphia's Hottest Place to Live" by its developer, have been fined $236,000 for failing to protect construction workers from falling. Although Westrum Development Co., the general contractor of the apartment project on West Thompson Street, was not cited, the director of the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration office in Philadelphia blamed Westrum for creating a situation that led to the citations.
NEWS
May 12, 2016
A 24-year-old man was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in the city's Brewerytown section, police said. The man, whose identity was not released, was shot six times on the 1600 block of North 30th Street about 2:30 p.m., police said. A police spokesman said he did not know if the shooting happened inside a building or out on the street. The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:01 p.m. Police said no arrest has been made and no gun has been recovered.
REAL_ESTATE
April 18, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
For a native such as David Waxman, Philadelphia's current building boom is one for the books. "It's crazy," said Waxman, who, with Aaron Smith and Jacob Roller, is developing for-sale and mixed-use properties as MM Partners. "I grew up here," said Waxman, a graduate of Friends Select School and Boston University. "I've never seen anything like it. " The trio has long focused on Brewerytown - the five-story Braverman Building at 2617-19 W. Girard Ave. is their latest - but MM Partners' $45 million in completed projects since its start in 2008 are not limited to one neighborhood.
NEWS
March 13, 2016
A 38-year-old man who was found in a car with a single gunshot wound to the head in Brewerytown remained in serious condition Friday night at Hahnemann University Hospital. The victim remained unidentified as investigators searched for his assailant or assailants. The discovery of the man's body was reported at 6:02 p.m. Friday at 29th and Flora Streets. No suspects have been identified and the motive remains unknown, according to Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp. He said it was also unclear whether there was more than one shooter.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|