South Philly Readies For Xfinity Live!

  • South Philly Review glosses over any concerns regarding Xfinity Live!, relating its clear excitement as it reports on some finer details planned for the 55,000 square feet of space catered to sports-centered entertainment and food. Four years since first dreamt, Xfinity Live! “will build upon the vibrancy and history of the South Philadelphia sports complex,” promises Comcast Cable’s Executive Vice President Dave Watson.
  • The Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni relates some of commercial real estate services firm Studley Inc.’s predictions for Center City in 2012, as well as wondering what will come of GlaxoSmithKline’s vacated office space at One Franklin Plaza once it moves its operations to the Navy Yard in 2013.
  • University City Review reports that Philly Flavors, the ascendant ice cream and water ice company, may open up a third location in Cedar Park, in long vacant space at 46th & Cedar Avenue.
  • Plan Philly offers up a short photo essay of Philadelphia’s many iterations of the large public Christmas tree, a national tradition, says the Boston Globe, conceived by Progressives to instill a common civic pride and virtue.
  • The first (albeit least involved) of three phases of Manayunk’s Venice Island recreation and water project has been completed, reports Naked Philly. The project, began in September, will still need two more years.
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.

Send a message!

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Demo Prep Begins For Gothic Revival Church In West Philly

Demo Prep Begins For Gothic Revival Church In West Philly

April 20, 2018  |  News

Christ Memorial Reformed Episcopal Church, a mountainous 131-year-old Gothic Revival landmark in West Philly, prepares for the end. Michael Bixler has the news > more

Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line

Ghosts Of The Abandoned Arch Street Subway Line

April 18, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us into the abandoned subway tunnels below Arch Street with the history behind Philly's unfinished plans for a grand underground transit system > more

Unlisted Philadelphia: Tourison Building

Unlisted Philadelphia: Tourison Building

April 17, 2018  |  Unlisted Philadelphia

Ben Leech spotlights unique and significant buildings not listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places with his architectural illustration series, Unlisted Philadelphia. In this installment, an Art Deco delight fills the heart of Mount Airy > more

Old Iron Works In Logan Square To Face The Wrecking Ball

Old Iron Works In Logan Square To Face The Wrecking Ball

April 13, 2018  |  News

When the housing bubble burst and the recession hit in 2007, plans to convert Creswell Iron Works on Cherry Street into apartments tanked. The quaint collection of industrial buildings is now headed for demolition. Michael Bixler has the details > more

American Revolution Landmark To Be Auctioned Off At Sheriff Sale

American Revolution Landmark To Be Auctioned Off At Sheriff Sale

April 11, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia, News

Old stone home in Frankford with ties to the Declaration of Independence goes up for auction at a sherif sale in May. Harry K. has the news and history behind this threatened national landmark > more

Time Travel At Trader Joe's Reveals Tuxedos & Snazzy Shoes

Time Travel At Trader Joe’s Reveals Tuxedos & Snazzy Shoes

April 9, 2018  |  The Shadow Knows

The Shadow makes a run to Trader Joe's where fine footwear and totally awesome 1980s tuxedos kept things classy at 2121 Market Street > more