August 13, 2016 |
The owners of Philadelphia's Buffalo Billiards pub have acquired the former site of the Irish Pol in Old City, according to Michael Barmash of Colliers International, who helped broker the deal. Washington-based Pioneer Ventures LLC paid $800,000 for the two-story, 116-year-old property at 45 S. 3rd St., where another bar is anticipated, Barmash said Thursday. The buyers have previously said they plan something at the site akin to the Fishtown Tavern, in which they also have an interest.
August 8, 2016 |
New Kensington Community Development Corp. wasn't sure that "Awesometown" was the right name for its 14-home, mixed-income development lying between Moyer and East Thompson Streets in Fishtown. But Postgreen Homes, which had been "doing interesting things in the neighborhood," in the words of New Kensington executive director Sandy Saltzman, was the partner in the project, and the name "fit into its brand of marketing. " Not surprisingly, "people gravitated to it," Saltzman said, adding that "every time we talk about it, they say that it is 'awesome.' " It is awesome, in many respects, not the least of which is that all 14 homes - 10 market-rate and four affordable - have been sold, even as the four East Thompson Street houses and the driveways for the project are in the final weeks of construction.
August 8, 2016
Name: Little.Voyage. What it does: This website opens the door to immersive travel through distinctive properties around the world. Hotels are grouped according to category: boutique, eco-friendly, fabulous, hideaway, quirky, and shoestring. What's hot: It's refreshing to search for travel by image and experience rather than destination and date. Next to the photos is essential information, such as closest airport, destination facts, and currency and visa requirements.
July 25, 2016 |
Outside a vast brownfield in Gibbstown that is home to crumbling roads, empty storage tanks, and vacant sheds, a modest brick sign points to both the gritty past and the greener prospects of Gloucester County's economy. Repauno Plant shout its bold, stainless steel letters. Below them, the faint outline of a pried off logo whispers a bygone name: DuPont . Home to a DuPont Corp. factory complex that for 120 years manufactured dynamite and the chemicals for making Dacron, the Repauno site belched gas, leaked benzene, shed asbestos, occasionally exploded, and employed thousands, earning it the affectionate nickname "Uncle DuPont" before it shut down nearly 20 years ago. Now a 300-acre section of this 1,700-acre tract on the Delaware River appears destined to become one of the largest privately owned ports in the Northeast.
July 23, 2016 |
CLEVELAND - Bryan Hambley had never organized a protest before, and so the Cleveland physician made sure to do his research on what to expect at the Republican convention. What he learned alarmed him. Chaos and violence were forecast. Open-carry advocates had vowed to lug loaded assault rifles into the city. Police had recruited dozens of officers from departments across the nation to help handle demonstrations. High security fences rimmed the perimeter of the arena where Donald Trump would accept the nomination.
July 21, 2016 |
The longtime home of the Red Eagle Tavern near Cherry Hill Mall has sold on speculation of future development at the site, real estate services firm Markeim Chalmers Inc., which brokered the transaction, said in a statement Tuesday. Markeim Chalmers said the buyer, identified as a local developer, paid $2.2 million for the shuttered 10,465-square-foot bar and banquet hall on 2.5 acres at Route 38 and Chapel Avenue, inclusive of its liquor license. Kay's Red Eagle Tavern closed at the site in April after 65 years.
July 18, 2016 |
Manayunk seems to grow and grow, and more and more the engines of that growth are homegrown. In the case of Green Lane Realty Associates, four of the six partners involved in the four-phase conversion of the former St. Lucy's Church and School are Manayunkers. The two not from Manayunk -- Bob Elfant and Jared Pontz -- are partners in Martin Elfant Inc. and Direct Mortgage Loan Co. in Mount Airy, up the hill and on the other side of the park. "I think being from Manayunk makes it easier to build here," said C.J. Koch, who grew up at Green Lane and Ritchie Street, a two-minute walk to St. Lucy's, which he attended.
July 1, 2016 |
If all the world's a stage, why can't shows from Broadway, London, and even Philadelphia be playing on it, simultaneously? That's the billion-dollar question the fairly new online video service BroadwayHD is testing Thursday night, as it offers up the first-ever live stream of a Broadway show, the musical revival She Loves Me. And in the process, the start-up hopes to cement its status as the "Netflix of Broadway. " Well-reviewed and nearing the end of its run at Studio 54, this internet treat features a top-notch score by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (of Fiddler on the Roof fame)
June 27, 2016
We had just walked out of the Colosseum in Rome after several hours of exploring the secluded nooks and crannies - which are numerous - of the two-millennia-old building. A tour bus pulled up and disgorged a dozen harried passengers, who dutifully formed up as if in a police lineup, took their selfies with the building in the background, and reboarded the bus. The incident happened so fast that Michael didn't even make any headway on his melting cone of gelato. During our travels, we run into many people who are diligently checking items off their bucket list.
June 20, 2016
Name: Adrenaline-hunter.com. What it does: The website is a source for air, land, water, snow, urban, and crazy adventures around the globe. What's hot: Thrill-seekers don't have time to sift through all the options offered by most general-activity-focused travel websites. I like this site's niche focus: It points you in the direction of "Our Top Spots," "Our Sports," which are the best adrenaline-packed activities in each of its sports, and "Adrenaline Hunter's Top 6," which are its favorites and include canoe surfing lessons in St. Martin, paragliding over Lake Annecy in France, and scuba diving in Lesbos, Greece.