Henon Moves To Draw More Manufacturers To Philly


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Bobby Henon extols the economic virtues of saving some room for industry | Photo: Tom McDonald, NewsWorks

  • The Daily News was treated to a preview tour of the amenities on Venice Island. The $46 million redevelopment, courtesy of the Philadelphia Water Department, Parks & Rec, and the Manayunk Development Corporation, concludes tomorrow with and official ribbon cutting ceremony. With its playground and 250-seat theater, the reimagined recreation center will prove to be an attractive–and parking neutral–feature to Manayunk’s economy, argues Manayunk Development Corporation executive director Jane Lipton. “Every day, 70,000 people can see this from the highway. We could have entertainment here every night. This will establish Manayunk as a destination.”
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