Temple To Get Its Boathouse Back By Next Summer

 

The $5.5 million renovation will restore the century-old, Spanish Mission Revival boathouse that was condemned in 2008. | Photo: Michael Bixler

  • On Manayunk’s Shurs Lane, Walter Palmer (an unfortunate name to have in this news cycle) is preparing for the launch of his small batch, artisanal spirit Liberty Gin, meant to invoke the alcohol that, in part, once lent courage to Philadelphians contemplating secession from the British Empire. After Palmer’s lemon and juniper spirit hits a few local shelves in September, NewsWorks says he plans to release a “Manayunk Moonshine.”
  • Just a few blocks to west from Palmer’s operation and across from Pretzel Park, Naked Philly discusses a rare instance of redevelopment on shady Cresson Street. Developers there have demolished a parking garage to make room for 18 apartments, which will have “frontage on both sides but driving access on only one side,” says the blog. “If this project proves to be a success it could show the way for additional redevelopment under the tracks in Manayunk.”
  • Starting tonight, the West Philadelphia trolley tunnel will be closed through August 16th, says Philadelphia Magazine. Crews will begin work to replace a mile-and-a-half of tracks, repair several platforms, stairs, and ramps at the 13th and 19th Street stations. LED lighting will be installed throughout the tunnel, and the drainage system will an overhaul.
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