East Passyunk’s King of Jeans Deposed, Exiled To Northern Liberties

 

An agreement has been reached for the King of Jeans sign to be displayed at Northern Liberties' Provenance Salvage.  | Photo: Bradley Maule

An agreement has been reached for the King of Jeans sign to be displayed at Northern Liberties’ Provenance Salvage. | Photo: Bradley Maule

  • Many a Philadelphian lamented yesterday’s removal of the iconic King of Jeans sign at 1843 East Passyunk Avenue, which will now be displayed at Provenance Salvage in Northern Liberties. The Passyunk Post shares East Passyunk Crossing Civic Association’s zoning chair David Goldfarb’s eulogy for “that weird, wonderful sign.” “However you viewed the sign—as art, as kitsch, as borderline obscenity—was undoubtedly part of the neighborhood’s fabric, a reminder of an ’80s era of East Passyunk that we are lucky to still drawn upon, and a conversation piece that reminded us to keep things weird on East Passyunk.”
  • Citing a lackluster response to the City’s Green Roof Tax Credit program—which has dulled out a mere $170,000 in its eight years—Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown introduced yesterday a bill that would double the rate (from 25% to 50%) of the credit. “So,” Plan Philly’s Jared Brey explains, “if you spend $10,000 to install a green roof above your business, you can currently reduce your business-tax liability by $2,500. The bill would raise that amount to $5,000.”
  • A Philadelphia real estate company, Resource America Inc., recognizing “that the nature of work in the United States is changing,” plans to invest $1.1 billion in “creative office spaces” across the country, reports the Philadelphia Business Journal.
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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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