Loco Pez still happening on Baltimore Ave?

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  1. New2Fishtown

    New2Fishtown Well-Known Member

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    I saw a faded liquor license in the window and zero construction activity when I passed by last week. Did this project die or are they just backed up?
     
  2. MNG1324

    MNG1324 Well-Known Member

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    If they eat 10 of their dollar tacos they won't still be backed up.
     
  3. boognish

    boognish Well-Known Member

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    I think they tried to grow too quickly. Just a guess, but with their expansion on Bainbridge, they might have run out of money.

    West Philly is getting a lot of dropped balls: the construction at 43rd and Baltimore is going nowhere, which is ridiculous after all the money thrown at that project. ReAnimator coffee seems like a no-go. I don't get it, as the rest of the community is booming.
     
  4. MNG1324

    MNG1324 Well-Known Member

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    Well retail is always the last real estate piece and also the toughest to fill. Look at all the retail turnover in NoLibs, South Street, Avenue of the Arts etc.
     
  5. boognish

    boognish Well-Known Member

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    Good point. It's just weird how amazingly successful some of the Baltimore Ave restaurants are, and yet others can't seem to get traction.
     
  6. Zigster

    Zigster Well-Known Member

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    This is 2018 calling: Both Loco Pez and ReAnimator happened.
     
  7. ODragon

    ODragon Well-Known Member

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    Odd necro...
     

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