Author Archive

Devon McReynolds

Devon McReynolds received a B.A. in History at UCLA and has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and the Village Voice. She lives in East Kensington.

Maplewood Mall Makeover, Coming Soon To Germantown

Maplewood Mall Makeover, Coming Soon To Germantown

June 26, 2013  |  News

Half a block from Germantown & Chelten Avenues—the heart of Germantown—an urban renewal era pedestrian oriented mall hopes for a rebirth. Devon McReynolds takes a look at the City's plans for Maplewood Mall > more

Uncertainty And Ingenuity On Kensington's Industrial American Street

Uncertainty And Ingenuity On Kensington’s Industrial American Street

June 3, 2013  |  News

When the Workshop of the World was churning full blast, its brand was distinctly American—American Street, that is. The historic industrial Kensington thoroughfare is a shell of its former self but, Devon McReynolds tells us, that spells 21st Century opportunity. The question facing officials: should American Street remain zoned for heavy industry or for an evolving mix of uses? > more

Books Take Stage In A Former Theater In Port Richmond

Books Take Stage In A Former Theater In Port Richmond

March 7, 2013  |  Vantage

So many of the old neighborhood theaters have been razed, but some live on, reincarnated. New contributor Devon McReynolds has the story of the Richmond, now a retail and community space impossibly crammed with books > more