After 15 years, the founders and producers of the Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival, Philly’s off-beat theatre and musical festival, will soon be moving to an interesting new home. It will mean the repurposing of a 100-plus-year old building along the waterfront.
“It will be a kind of central hub,” said President and Promoting Director Nick Stuccio, also a founder. “From that central hub you can go off and have an adventure.”
Future home for Live Arts
Maybe to a restaurant in Northern Liberties, a gallery in Old City, or a warehouse in Kensington. Maybe, if last year’s schedule is any indication, you’ll head to see the “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” performance; or “Goose Feathers: Nursery Rhymes for Kids Over 18.”
Last year, Live Arts purchased a pumping station built in 1903 that provided additional water for fighting…
Back in August, we first told you about a plan for twenty-two new homes on 5th Street in Northern Liberties. We were in the area the other day, and can tell you that there has been quite a bit of progress on this project, with many of the homes already framed out. You may recall, this site at 913-931 N 5th St. was once home to a nearly hundred-year-old building that housed Live Arts for the last few years.
In the past
Regrettably, the building was torn down several months ago and what you see above it what has taken its place. By our count, at least ten of the twenty-two planned homes have gone up so far, with foundations ready for the remaining homes, to ostensibly be built at some point in…
You’ve likely noticed that we’ve been paying quite a bit of attention lately to the Northern Liberties and Fishtown neighborhoods. Well, if you live someplace else and crave a little more attention, don’t be offended, it’s nothing personal. All’s we can do is report about where the action is taking place, and these days it seems like a disproportionate quantity of action is going on in these areas. But worry not, Brewerytown! Fear not, Francisville! Don’t sweat it, Point Breeze! We’re sure your month in the sun is just around the corner.
But we digress.
Yesterday, developers presented a proposal to the ZBA to build twenty-two new homes at 913-931 N 5th St., just a half a block south of a seven-home development we told you about a few months back. This parcel is currently a parking lot, a warehouse, and…
We’ve heard buzz about this place for months, and starting tomorrow we’ll be able to check out Morgan’s Pier in person. Located at in the shadow of the Ben Franklin Bridge at 221 N Columbus Blvd., in a space that was formerly Octo and before that Rock Lobster (and before that, Hooters?), Morgan’s Pier will try to turn the “tide” that’s resulted in so much turnover here over the years.
From the north
And considering the people behind this concept, we’re inclined to believe that they will be successful. This spot will be brought to us by many of the folks who operate the wonderful new venue, Union Transfer. Included in the ownership group are Avram Hornik, of Four Corners Management, Sean Agnew, of R5 Productions, and Dave Pianka of…
Seen Top Chef but afraid you’ll never meet one of those guys? Fear not.
Tap into your hunger beast and congregate with the Olympians of Philly’s foodie scene and try your luck in a chef’s auction tonight at the FEASTIVAL, co-hosted by big-wigs Stephen Starr, Michael Solomonov and Audrey Claire Taichman, at Pier 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
In addition to bringing together seventy-six Philly restaurants and bars like Le Bec Fin, Zahav, Morimoto and Lacroix, guests will have the opportunity to bid numerous items, including a six-course homemade meal of aristocratic inflections. That means Daniel Stern (R2L, MidAtlantic), Georges Perrier (Le Bec Fin), Jeff Michaud (Osteria), Michael Solomonov (Zahav, Percy Street BBQ), Michael Schulson (Sampan), Terence Feury (Fork) and one of the sommeliers from Vetri, all come to the high-bidder’s home to cook a meal the Romans might envy. Last year’s high-bidder dropped around $20K for this prize.
Hosted amidst and…