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…
In honor of tonight’s grand opening ceremony for the Race Street Connector, we figured we’d head over and see what progress has been made at making the hundred yard walk under I-95 feel less like a hundred yard walk under I-95. For those who don’t know what we’re talking about, the Race Street Connector is the first step in a long-term project to improve access to the Delaware river, and utilizes landscaping, greenery, improved signage, widened sidewalks, and lights projected on a metal screen to improve the walkability and safety of the stretch of Race St. between Front St. and Delaware Ave. The purpose of this connection is to make it easier for folks to get to our pricey but pretty new public space, the Race Street Pier.
View from Front St