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L’anima: Italian BYOB in South Philly from Melagrano duo


By Michael Klein
June 27, 2018

L’anima — “the soul” — is the third Italian BYOB restaurant for Rosemarie Tran and chef Gianluca Demontis, who own Center City’s Melograno and Bryn Mawr’s Fraschetta.

They’ve taken the never-before-occupied ground-floor space in Carpenter Square, at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets (215-595-2500).

Tran designed the interior, going with clear lines, fieldstone, and fluffy, whimsical light fixtures resembling sea anemones. Ribbon-cutting by the Goldenberg Group, the developers, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

L’anima’s theme is Roman seafood.

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Philadelphia’s 10 Largest Communities Under Development


By Tudor Scolca
June 5, 2018

From Center City to the suburbs, developers find rising demand for live-work-play environments. Luxury high-rises, student housing and creative redevelopments lead the list.

The Philadelphia multifamily market continues to present strong fundamentals in 2018, despite a rent growth of 1.9 percent, 60 basis points below the national average as of April. The metro is currently experiencing a construction boom, thanks to the strong influx of Millennials moving into the city. Since 2010, multifamily completions have steadily increased, reaching a peak in 2017, when roughly 5,000 rental units were delivered. This year development is unlikely to hit that high mark again, but with almost 9,000 units underway in the metro, construction activity will remain elevated.

The development pipeline in Philadelphia’s suburban submarkets has had a steadier increase over the cycle, while urban areas have relatively held steady for several years. This list highlights the 10 largest communities currently under development in the metro area, six of which are situated within the market’s core areas, while the remaining four are being built in the suburbs. Mixed-use projects are on the rise, with many entries on the list being incorporated into large live-work-play developments. All data for the piece was provided by Yardi Matrix.

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Parkside community gathers to celebrate success


By Bob Brooks
Saturday, June 02, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — People from the Parkside section of Philadelphia showed up on Saturday to mark a big anniversary.

The sun was shining on the 11th Annual Festival at ParkWest Town Center.

With all kinds of entertainment, games, food and pony rides, the festival was certainly a blast.

But most importantly, the purpose of the event was to celebrate a lot of successful hard work to change a neighborhood for the better.

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Many turn out for ParkWest Town Center celebration of the neighborhood


June 2, 2018

WEST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – A fun afternoon was had by all in West Philadelphia, celebrating the area’s ParkWest Town Center.

Folks packed the parking lot of the Center at 52nd and Jefferson Streets. They enjoyed music, crafts, games and food.

The Center was built 11 years ago and it has helped the community by providing jobs. The Center remains a powerful economic driver.

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Metroplex May Day benefits Cradles to Crayons charity


By Gary Puleo
May 30, 2018

PLYMOUTH >> Flowers, dancing and wine are a big part of May Day celebrations in the rest of the world, but here in Plymouth Meeting the ancient holiday that is said to have originated with the Romans and the Greeks is marked with volunteerism.

The 5th annual Metroplex May Day recently took over the Target parking lot in Plymouth Meeting, when The Goldenberg Group and nonprofit Cradles to Crayons teamed up again for a “Battle of the Schools” competition, with students from more than 15 area schools collecting donations of new or like-new clothes, shoes, toys, books, baby gear and new baby supplies for local children living in poverty.

“It’s our responsibility and honor to positively impact the communities we serve. Through our annual Metroplex May Day event, our relationships and resources help Cradles to Crayons be more effective in its mission of providing kids in need with the essential items they need to thrive,” said Ellen Lissy Rosenberg, vice president of Development and Civic Engagement for The Goldenberg Group. “Thanks to the support of our partners and supporters, this event continues to flourish enabling us to help thousands of children in need each year.”

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Urban oasis at 17th and Carpenter recently reaches fundraising goal


By Grace Maiorano
May 7, 2018

Phase two of Carpenter Green will break ground this summer with phase three scheduled for the fall

A lush oasis flourishing with sweetgums and sugar maples will soon blossom at the corner of 17th and Carpenter streets. Under a haven of canopy trees, children will gather at a water spring, cooling off and seeking serenity in the midst of dense urban space.

Nestled in the Graduate Hospital area, this eden of economic development and sustainability, known as Carpenter Green, is an ongoing brainchild of the South of South Neighborhood Association — or SOSNA — a nearly 20-year-old registered community organization, encompassing Broad Street to the Schuylkill River and South to Washington streets.

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The View at Montgomery Hosts Resident Thank You Lunch


By Carli Showmaker
April 14, 2018

The View at Montgomery Hosts Resident Thank You Lunch

Students filled The View at Montgomery’s lobby on Thursday to celebrate its latest rankings as the “Best Student Housing Project in Philadelphia,” and as the 16th best student housing property in the nation by J Turner Research. The Goldenberg Group, the real estate developer of The View, held a lunch in the lobby as a thank-you to its residents for making this possible.

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Best Real Estate Deals Revealed


By Craig Ey and Clara Lefton
February 22, 2018

Best Real Estate Deals Revealed

Greater Philadelphia is full of opportunity.

Projects are sprouting up in Center City, King of Prussia, South Jersey and across the region. It’s an exciting time.

The Philadelphia Business Journal each year honors the Best Real Estate Deals of the year – anything from building sales to renovations to project completions. Through an extensive nomination process, we endeavor to honor the deals with the highest impact on the region – the gamechangers, if you will.

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