We’ve covered vacant commercial spaces on South Street ad nauseum, and today we have a spot of good news regarding a space we’ve never even brought to your attention. The northeast corner of 2nd and South Sts., just a block south of the Shambles, has been empty for years. Honestly, we don’t even remember the last business that called this address home.
Headhouse is up the street
You would think that this location would be desirable because of constant South Street foot traffic, as well as proximity to the Shambles, home of Headhouse Farmers’ Market. Perhaps nothing has opened here for years because of the curious layout of this intersection that’s friendlier to vehicles than to pedestrians. Or maybe the rent number was too high, we just don’t know for sure. What…
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,…