- Naked Philly discusses the current efforts of proprietors to re-brand South 4th Street as the heir of fabric row. The vision of the recently formed 4th Street Improvement Committee “is to promote the history of the street,” said storeowner Elena Brennan, “promote the wonderful fabric shops, and the craftsmanship. Design, sewing, upholstery, interior design as well as the fabrics, as well as the locally-owned boutiques. We want to keep shoppers here and not lose them to the garment district in New York.”
- The stretch of North 3rd Street from Market Street to the Northern Liberties is fast becoming “N3rd Street,” a confluence of digitally minded people with a knack for collaborating on each other’s creative projects. “The end result of [talent density] is success, … People are here to form relationships, not just sit next to each other,” said Indy Hall’s Alex Hillman.
- In his PhillyDeals column for the Inquirer, Joseph DiStefano reports that the Radnor based Brandywine Realty Trust “plans to fill vacant city and suburban space with apartments, in the face of the weak office market.”
- West Philly Local highlights a recently hung public art piece on a burned out building at 46th & Spruce.
About the author
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.