Historic South Broad Street Bank To Be “Preserved” As A Wendy’s

 

Developers are seeking the variances needed to convert this 1920s bank on the northeastern corner of Broad & Snyder into a Wendy's franchise. | Photo: Passyunk Post

Developers are seeking the variances needed to convert this 1920s bank on the northeastern corner of Broad & Snyder into a Wendy’s franchise. | Photo: Passyunk Post

  • File under lowered expectations. Yet another fast food option is in store for the (screaming for revitalization) 2000 block of South Broad, says the Passyunk Post, with the proposal of a Wendy’s franchise to fill the Beneficial Bank building at Snyder Avenue. The building has sat vacant since the branch left in the summer 2012 after 85 years of operation there. According to South Broad Street Neighborhood Association president Peter Zutter, the façade and interior wood paneling of the 5,000-square-foot building will be preserved, yet some issues, like cutting out a takeout window on Snyder Avenue, will frustrate its developers’ variance a bit. 
  • At 9AM yesterday morning, some of the Whitman Chocolates building now being demolished at 5th & Race Streets collapsed, says Philly Voice, with football-sized pieces of debris raining down upon a school bus then traveling on the 400 block of Race, which luckily had just dropped off its passengers for a class trip to the National Constitution Center.
  • City Council has approved Kenyatta Johnson’s measure to extend the tax relief benefits afforded by the Longtime Owner Occupants Program (LOOP), says NewsWorks. Now residents inordinately affected by the 2013 implementation of Actual Value Initiative will have their property taxes capped for as long as they hold the title. Mayor Kenney is expected to sign the bill.
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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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