Moshulu Renovation Aims For A More Authentic Design


Photo: Francis Hillario, for Philadelphia Business Journal

Godfather Part II celeb Moshulu is getting a much-needed reimagining | Photo: Francis Hillario, Philadelphia Business Journal

  • Marty Grims, the owner of the Moshulu ship and restaurant on Penn’s Landing, discusses the repurposed historic ship’s impending renovation work with the Philadelphia Business Journal. He says that the aim is to create something Ralph Lauren would be proud of—a classic approach that embraces history. And so the exterior will be repainted a “deep marine blue,” its interior spaces will be altered, and the deck itself will lend itself towards a sophisticated “hotel roof bar” atmosphere.
  • A long-vacant factory in Kensington received approval yesterday from the Zoning Board to be transformed into a 51-affordable unit mixed use known as the Orinoka Mills Civic House, says Plan Philly. Developed by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation, Orinoka Mills will sport a rooftop sign that will be visible from the El tracks, constituting what project lawyer Mark Levin calls “a visual reminder of the revitalization of the neighborhood.”

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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.

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