When we last checked in on the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, we told you all about the revitalization of the “singing fountain” at East Passyunk Ave. & Tasker St. Today, we share the tale of two of PARC’s mixed use properties that are getting a new lease on life.
1840 E Passyunk Ave., most recently a T Mobile Store, was truly one of the uglier properties on the Avenue. Vinyl siding, unfortunate signage, and a metal security gate all contributed to the cause.
In the past
Through PARC’s renovation efforts, the building looks like a million bucks. Vinyl is gone. Bricks appear repointed. Cornice is restored (and painted in Green Bay Packers colors). Flower boxes sit beneath the windows, and the retail space is greatly accentuated by the upgraded storefront. South Philly Comics moved in about a month ago,…