Blatstein Purchases Broad And Washington Lot, Sources Say

 

Broad and Washington | Photo: Passyunk Post

Broad and Washington | Photo: Passyunk Post

  • On the corner of Main and Cotton in Manayunk, garden supply store Tiny Terra Ferma owners Jeff Lorenz and Annie Scott are out to alter the January tradition of a city collectively throwing out a forest on the curb. Buy a potted hemlock or juniper from Pennsylvania or New Jersey, and then agree to reuse it, either in your backyard or through a donation to an arboretum or park. Lorenz and Scott, says NewsWorks, “see their Christmas tree project as an opportunity to get the community educated and enthusiastic about land restoration.”
  • Sunoco bought and closed on a property in Newtown Square, Delaware County, to which it will transfer its headquarters from its current location in the Mellon Bank Center at 1735 Market Street, says the Philadelphia Business Journal. “The company’s decision to move creates another dent in Mellon Bank, which will eventually see FMC Corporation vacate 250,000 square feet when it moves to University City, and saw other firms cut back on their occupancy.”
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  1. We NEED affordable groceries in Center City. ShopRite would be great!

    • A supermarket would go great at Broad & Washington, however it seems The Fresh Grocer and Shoprite has merged. So if that happened it may be The Fresh Grocer.
      What we really need is more commerce. More businesses that can support jobs and increase the tax base. Philadelphia is in a unique and great position geographically. Basically in the middle of Wash. DC and NYC with affordable cost of of luxury living. That should be Philadelphia’s angle. This can be more attractive to Fortune 500 businesses. We need an office Tower in that spot a 1500 ft American Commerce square type of building if zoning will permit.

      Philadelphia has everything it needs, superior mass transit perhaps a subway up Roosevelt would be great. However they say it’s not in the budget, Roosevelt blvd is 12 lanes wide. It could be constructed considering with width of the street, traffic could easily be diverted or less lanes during the construction. Using a TBM (tunnel boring machine) seems like a good idea. It would basically double the size of Philadelphia because the Northeast is treated like a suburb of Philadelphia and it’s not.

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