- The 1200 block of Sansom Street is the home to Philadelpia’s latest mural, albeit a transient one. The sidewall of Fergie’s Pub provides the canvas for a series of temporary pieces conceived by artists who might otherwise feel their creativity burdened by the need for a permanent mural to respond to its community. “It’s a collection of sensations,” says artist Robert Goodman. “The sensation of being in this space. Sensations of seeing a mark that appears handmade with a small gesture but knowing it’s a big form.”
- Developer Michael Samschick revealed his plans for the reuse of the Ajax Metal Works at Frankford & Delaware avenues, transforming the treasured building “into a 3,000-person music venue, a bowling alley, two restaurants and a distillery,” says Plan Philly.
- The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia announces the installation of three of a planned eight additional bike corrals. For the full list, and photos of the installations on Filbert and South streets, click HERE.
- Naked Philly reports that Penn Herb, an herbal remedies boutique at 2nd & Spring Garden streets, will demolish its current store to construct a three-story flagship building with 35,000 square feet of space. “Penn Herb will have the corner commercial space, and additional commercial space will be available for lease.”
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.
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