- Congressman Bob Brady wants to the city to collect revenue from the second casino project directly, with the construction of “GamePoint,” a casino and entertainment district on the site of the old Food Distribution Center in South Philly. The plan calls for “a 30-acre lot on Packer Avenue at 3rd Street with a 300-room hotel, a 5,000-seat concert venue, a parking garage, a nightclub and a “tailgate park” for people attending games.”
- Chestnut Hill Local looks at the work Ron and Abby Pete have put into the Chestnut Hill Hotel in order to transform it into a luxury boutique hotel. “We wanted to make something that we could be proud of,” a meticulous Ron Pete said. The community will also have a chance to suggest names for an adjacent promenade that connects the hotel with the (Farmers’) “Market.”
- The Mormon Temple by Logan Circle received final conceptual approval from the Art Commission on Wednesday, says Plan Philly. The go-ahead was not without some detractors however, who criticized the design for being too “literal” and dispassionately blending into surrounding architecture.
- Philadelphia University in East Falls is celebrating the official opening of its Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce with a truly innovative building at Henry Avenue & School House Lane.
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.