Back in July, we told you about plans for a new OCF Cafe at the former Mugshots location at 2100 Fairmount Ave., across the street from Eastern State Penitentiary. Since then, plenty of work has taken place at this location, including a ton of work on the facade. Take a look:
As you can see, the plywood that was above the old windows has been removed, revealing bricks painted long ago. More noticeably, the old windows have been removed and their openings expanded, which will make for a lighter and more open space inside. We even got a rendering for what the exterior will look like when all is said and done:
Rendering from YCH Architects
Work has also…
A few months ago, Fairmount Avenue stalwart Mugshots moved out of its ultra-prime location at 21st & Fairmount, directly across the street from Eastern State Penitentiary. Their new home is just a couple of blocks to the east, at 1925 Fairmount Ave., in the still relatively new mixed-use building built by Loonstyn Properties. We can certainly understand the allure of the new construction space and we’re hearing that the relocated Mugshots is doing pretty well.
For the past few months, the space at 21st and Fairmount has sat vacant. Considering that over 250K people toured Eastern State Penitentiary in 2011, it’s kind of a surprise, no? In fact, ever since Mugshots left the space, speculation has run rampant as to who would take over the space.
Taking over this space,…