- Tower Investments’ Bart Blatstein envisions much more than simply a “casino-in-a-box,” but a bona fide “entertainment resort”—à la Provence. Last night, at a high profile unveiling of his bid for the second casino license of the city, he touted a $700 million project that includes: a shopping district on the roof, “an indoor garden, jazz club, theater, comedy club, spa, and swim club.” For Nathaniel Popkin’s take on yesterday’s proceedings, click HERE.
- The Friends of the Wissahickon Valley invite the public to a celebration on Sunday, November 11 at noon to commemorate the reconstruction of the equestrian Warming Shed at Valley Green. Two years ago, the old structure burned down from an electrical fire.
- The Philly Post’s Dan McQuade gripes about the jarringly uncreative trend of boxy bay windows in the new residential construction of the last decade. “What happened? Why does so much new construction look like a giant office park?”
- Press Release: “The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its 2012 John H. Chafee Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy to John Gallery of Philadelphia, the Executive Director of the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. Mr. Gallery is one of 22 award winners to be honored by the National Trust during its 2012 National Preservation Conference next week in Spokane, Washington.”
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.