Posts Tagged ‘Walnut Street’

Shakespeare & Co. Brings Old Bank Back To Life

Shakespeare & Co. Brings Old Bank Back To Life

October 4, 2018  |  Preservation

Manhattan-based bookstore and café revives an old banking storefront in Rittenhouse Square. Michael Bixler takes a look > more

Social Entrepreneurs Wake Up Lower Walnut Street With Social Design Cafe

Social Entrepreneurs Wake Up Lower Walnut Street With Social Design Cafe

May 27, 2015  |  Art & Design

FRIEDA for generations, a socially-minded startup company, is carving out a home inside the long vacant Maryland Casualty Company office at Walnut Place in Society Hill. Joseph Brin profiles the organization's forthcoming cafe that aims to combine coffee talk, intergenerational networking, and local design > more

Rebooting Bookie's: Garces Group Awakens The Spirit Of An Old Original Legend

Rebooting Bookie’s: Garces Group Awakens The Spirit Of An Old Original Legend

January 14, 2015  |  History

In honor of Chef Jose Garces' reopening of the Old Original Bookbinder's at Second and Walnut Streets last week, Harry K serves us up this history on a half shell. From its humble beginnings as a 19th century dockside oyster saloon to becoming Philadelphia's most famous restaurant, Bookie's reputation still endures > more

Shining On The Schuylkill Banks

Shining On The Schuylkill Banks

November 4, 2013  |  Photography

With an assist from the Commonwealth, the Schuykill River Development Corporation flipped the upgraded switch to relight the bridges over the Schuylkill River in Center City on September 26th. Brad Maule brings his camera and tripod for a stroll along the banks to bask in their glow > more

Blazing Ballerinas And A Rampaging Elephant At 807 Walnut Street

Blazing Ballerinas And A Rampaging Elephant At 807 Walnut Street

May 7, 2013  |  History

Harry K. takes a look at 807 Walnut Street, once a popular place of entertainment that, sadly, saw much death and destruction in the second half of the nineteenth century, and which, as a parking lot today, offers nothing to commend itself > more