Archive for July, 2012

Gretz Cited For Violations But Demo Not Imminent (Updated)

Gretz Cited For Violations But Demo Not Imminent (Updated)

July 31, 2012  |  Buzz

L&I cites Gretz's owner Tony Rufo with six new code violations, serious enough to warrant a "repair of demolish" notice pasted onto the 19th century brewery > more

St. Christopher's Announces $110 Million Expansion

St. Christopher’s Announces $110 Million Expansion

July 31, 2012  |  Morning Blend

St. Christopher's to invest in children's health, recalibrating the focus on Main Street Manayunk, a new brewery expected in Kensington, looking at the numbers for transit infrastructure and jobs, and keeping up with the GHo water main break debacle > more

Sustainability, Public Art, And Rain Barrels In Mt. Airy

Sustainability, Public Art, And Rain Barrels In Mt. Airy

July 31, 2012  |  Vantage

We check in on Mt. Airy BID's latest project: rain barrels, decorated by local artists, that contribute splashes of color to businesses along the Germantown Ave commercial corridor > more

Lost Goldmine Of The Wissahickon

Lost Goldmine Of The Wissahickon

July 30, 2012  |  Vantage

Cavemaster John Vidumsky takes us beyond even the usual lost caves of the Wissahickon to this one, dug originally by the Roxborough Mining Company in 1763--and used by a modern-day hermit > more

Tracing Penn's Delaware Waterfront

Tracing Penn’s Delaware Waterfront

July 30, 2012  |  Morning Blend

Archeologists track the changes on the Delaware's shoreline, pondering an Olympic undertaking in Philly for 2024, looking back at the signage controversy on Market East, and a petition against Penn's bait-and-switch at historic preservation > more