South Philly Readies For Xfinity Live!

  • South Philly Review glosses over any concerns regarding Xfinity Live!, relating its clear excitement as it reports on some finer details planned for the 55,000 square feet of space catered to sports-centered entertainment and food. Four years since first dreamt, Xfinity Live! “will build upon the vibrancy and history of the South Philadelphia sports complex,” promises Comcast Cable’s Executive Vice President Dave Watson.
  • The Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni relates some of commercial real estate services firm Studley Inc.’s predictions for Center City in 2012, as well as wondering what will come of GlaxoSmithKline’s vacated office space at One Franklin Plaza once it moves its operations to the Navy Yard in 2013.
  • University City Review reports that Philly Flavors, the ascendant ice cream and water ice company, may open up a third location in Cedar Park, in long vacant space at 46th & Cedar Avenue.
  • Plan Philly offers up a short photo essay of Philadelphia’s many iterations of the large public Christmas tree, a national tradition, says the Boston Globe, conceived by Progressives to instill a common civic pride and virtue.
  • The first (albeit least involved) of three phases of Manayunk’s Venice Island recreation and water project has been completed, reports Naked Philly. The project, began in September, will still need two more years.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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