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.
March 17, 2011 |
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.
August 15, 2016 |
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.
December 15, 2014 |
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.
June 21, 2015 |
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.
March 12, 2014 |
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.
July 24, 2012 |
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.
May 21, 2016 |
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.
November 16, 2015 |
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.