New places on Passyunk

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  1. Not New

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    I heard today that the King of Jeans may become a ethnic restaurant (greek?) and a new bar may open across from Columbos, selling the 10 dollar pint, high end beers. I got this thru the SP grapevine. Looks like it will be restaurant row shortly.
     
  2. five apples

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    What about Sticks and Stones. I will give a pretty penny to anyone who can tell me what is going on there.
     
  3. luchobucho

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    it looks like work is going on in there....and has been for atleast 14 months.:mad:
     
  4. luchobucho

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    Thanks for the info.

    Any zoning info posted for King of Jeans?

    Isn't it rather big for a restaurant, though? It is one of the few large spaces on the avenue, hope whatever it is fills the space...unlike certain other restaurants...*cough*Adobe*cough*.
     
  5. Not New

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    Yes it's big, but most restaurant are big. I think the want to try and open the upstairs also.
     
  6. PaperGirl

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    Who has dibs on the King of Jeans sign?
     
  7. albiesure

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    What/where is Columbos?
     
  8. PaperGirl

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    1934 East Passyunk Avenue...It's that big take-out place closer to Broad Street that has a for sale sign up all the time.
     
  9. eldondre

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    It wold be nice if colombos was replaced by a larger structure
     
  10. luchobucho

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    agreed. If I had my wish it would be a 4-story, flat iron style building.

    Same for the El Zarape Building, at Passyunk and Morris.

    remember the chinese restaurant that was at the corner of 13th and Drury, where Apothecary is now? It was a horrible piece of one story infill archicture. But, they tore it down and put and a very sexy, modern, but lot appropriate building (skinny) building in its place. A good swap.
     
  11. eberger

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    New cupcake/candy place

    Saw this today in the EPA BID e-newsletter:

    Full e-newsletter here.
     
  12. eldondre

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    actually, it used to be a three story building and it was either torn down or downsized at some point. apothecary is actually the same building that was there before, just dressed up. I might go up to six on broad and four at morris.
     
  13. Mr Morley

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    I believe there was a taller building on one or both of those sites; go look at the photo mural on the wall of the Commerce (TD) Bank at Broad and Jackson and you'll see such a building in an circa 1900 photo.

    EDIT: I should have actually read all the posts in this thread before chiming in; I now see that this was mentioned two hours ago. :D

    I'll be leaving quietly, now.
     
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    I actually saw someone standing in front of the open door at S&S. don't know what that means, but at least someone was checking in on the place.
     
  15. luchobucho

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    Urban Jungle?

    Does anyone know anything about this new store purported to open in the 1500 block of Passyunk?
     
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    They were listed as participants in the Restaurant Week promotion that was held in mid September. They seem to still be doing minor work and there were two people outside this a.m. The owner seems to have a masters in procrastination. :eekfacepalm:
     
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    More like a PhD.
     
  18. HogIslandGrip

    HogIslandGrip Yo, cuz...

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    I think he's the Professor, who also wrote the textbook.
     
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    That's GREAT vision! From your fingertips to a developer's eyes . . . .:thumbsup:
     
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    Per a periodic e-mail I get from East Passyunk Business Improvement District announcing happenings and new businesses:

    Urban Jungle Grand Opening
    Sunday, November 29, 10am
    1526 EPA, across from the Fountain
    Our newest neighbor is opening this Sunday! For the holidays, they will be offering all of your folliage needs, including high-quality Christmas trees, wreaths, dwarf trees, and evergreen garlands + gift items and Wooly Pockets to keep your home green, indoors and out! They will be open 7 days a week, 10am-10pm, through the holidays.
     
  21. luchobucho

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    Yeah, I got the same email, I was wondering if anyone knew anything else.
     
  22. Mij29

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    Stay tuned for Urban Jungle. Your all going to love it.
     
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    You can't be more specific than that?

    Oh, well. I'll have to just wait and check it out myself this Sunday.
     
  24. Not New

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    Sounds like a plant store.
     
  25. Litter Box

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    Christmas trees, lots of Christmas trees and stuff.
     
  26. five apples

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    A friend of mine is involved in this and she told me they will be selling wreaths, trees, swags, flower arrangements and offering a variety of garden services. Not sure what a swag is.
     
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    Will this be a year round endeavor? I hope so! I hate having to trudge to the Home Depot for garden supplies every year -- and would love a local business to support.
     
  28. five apples

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    That was my impression.
     
  29. Not New

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    It's going to be a huge garden supplie store.
     
  30. worthyquest

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    i was in urban jungle yesterday and it was very nice. friendly people.

    but where did the jokers go?!?!
     

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