We’ve passed the corner of 21st & Walnut repeatedly in the last few months, wondering when some new tenant would take over the vacant space on the northeast corner, next to Pure Fare. This space was home to Nature’s Gallery Florist for years, until their move down the street back in November.
The handsome new space for the former tenant
The high-trafficked corner space has gotten considerable interest, according to Jackie Balin, the listing broker from Fameco, but nobody has signed on as of yet for this roughly 900 sqft space. No doubt, whoever ultimately takes the space will not want for foot traffic, with Rittenhouse Square just a couple of blocks away and several popular businesses like Vernick, Irish Pub, and Capogiro in the immediate…
Beginning Friday, May 11, the Shambles at Headhouse Square will be a regular host to an exciting gathering of regional vendors. Locally grown and handmade goods from food purveyors, craftsmen and artisans will be sold in the historic open air market every Friday evening from 3 – 9pm, with live music at 7:30. Named The New Market as more than a nod to what the meeting place was originally called when established in 1745, The Shambles setting will give a historic backdrop to this newest asset to the South Street and Society Hill neighborhoods.
Bob Logue, partner in Bohdi Coffee and Federal Donuts, is behind this venture to bring a new community shopping experience to Philadelphia. The current merchant roster currently includes Farm to City, Capogiro,…
A new development is on the horizon at 3901 Walnut St. now that the Philly Diner in University City has closed after a decade.
No longer "open." Photo from the DP.
This block has been transformed in recent years with the construction of the Radian, a 14-story building with a numerous retail offerings including CVS, a Capogiro, Sweetgreen, City Tap House (try the filet), and others, along with scores of apartments on the floors above. With the new building’s ultra-modern, industrial, love-it-or-hate-it architecture, the former diner and the adjacent Campus Copy Center look just a little worn, if nothing else.
Under the Button first broke the news of the diner’s closing on October 16. The building is owned by UPenn, whose…
According to Michael Klein, 2046 Sansom St. will soon be the home of a new smoothie/froyo shop. The space was most recently a beauty shop, but in a raunchier former life served as a “modeling studio.”
We imagine that the neighbors will be happy about this new use, but we’re not entirely confident that this concept will have an easy time at this location. With Capogiro at the corner of 20th and Sansom Sts., Yogorino at 18th and Locust Sts., and Sweet Ending at 18th and Chestnut Sts., the competition will be significant. After all, how much gelato and froyo can people eat?
The 2000 block of Sansom St. is one of the most diverse and interesting commercial blocks in town. It’s home to numerous…