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New Restaurant Opening at Carpenter Square

L’Anima: Melograno’s owners opening in S.W. Center City
Updated: AUGUST 9, 2017 — 1:54 PM EDT
by Michael Klein, Staff Writer

L' Anima at Carpernter Square

The ink is barely dry on what will be a third restaurant for Rosemarie Tran and chef Gianluca Demontis, who own Center City’s Melograno and Bryn Mawr’s Fraschetta.

They’re headed into Southwest Center City, taking the never-before-occupied ground-floor space in Carpenter Square at the corner of 17th and Carpenter Streets.

Tentative name is L’Anima – “the soul.” [ReadFull Article]

Mapping the 30 high-rises under construction in Philly right now

Curbed Philly

Curbed Philadelphia 1213 Walnut Photo

It seems like the Philly skyline changes almost daily, with plenty of cranes rising and towers topping out. This map may help wrap your head around the mind-boggling amount of construction that’s taking place throughout the city—a majority of which qualifies as high-end construction. [Read Full Article]

[See referred to article about 1213 Walnut]

Hard Hat Tour: 1213 Walnut

Philadelphia Magazine

1213 Walnut - Community Great Room

Philadelphia’s newest hotel is in its home stretch, sprinting towards an August opening.

Wait, did I say “hotel”? Forgive me, for I had a momentary lapse of memory in recalling what I was touring at 1213 Walnut St.

The building that local wags had dubbed the “Fergie Tower” is being referred to by that moniker much less often now that it’s a reality. The three companies in charge of making it happen — the Goldenberg Group, Houston-based Hines and Washington-based ASB Real Estate Investments — have always called it by its Midtown Village street address in Washington Square West, and its tenants will most likely do the same; after all, if they don’t, the Postal Service might not deliver their mail. [Read Full Article]

Photos: Hamilton Crossings walking tour

Morning Call
By April Bartholomew
Monday, Jun 21, 2017


LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP — The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce held a walking tour Wednesday of the Hamilton Crossings shopping center. The Chamber’s Meghan Reed, who is Emmaus Main Street manager and assistant vice president of the East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers, said about 80 people attended.

Hamilton Crossings, in Lower Macungie Township, which officially opened Nov. 18, is on Krocks Road between the Route 222 bypass and Hamilton Boulevard, features a Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Lehigh Valley’s first Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market, among some 30 retailers. The first stores opened July 2016. [Read Full Article]

West Philly’s largest retail center has festive 10th anniversary

 The Philadelphia Tribune

Tribune Staff Report
June 13, 2017

The Philadelphia Tribune - 10th Annual Festival @ ParkWest

Community members, elected officials, health care vendors and others gathered on June 3 at the ParkWest Town Center, 52nd and Jefferson streets, to commemorate a milestone for West Philadelphia’s largest retail center.

Its 10th annual festival offered participants food truck vendors, live performances, health screenings, a live radio broadcast and children’s activities. The commemoration also had Mya Brown and Jaylin Muse, both seniors at Parkway West High School, each being awarded a $2,500 scholarship for their commitment to improving the West Philadelphia community. [Read More]