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South Philly Growth Attracts Hundreds of New Jobs

South Philly Growth Attracts Hundreds of New Jobs

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor City officials announced this week that Philly Live!—Philadelphia’s destination retail, dining and entertainment district located on the former site of the Spectrum arena—is expected to create over 500 construction jobs during the first phase of the [...]…

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Toll Brothers Eye Neglected Society Hill Site for New Condos

Toll Brothers Eye Neglected Society Hill Site for New Condos

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor A new residential development is ready to break ground on the east end of Philadelphia’s Society Hill, between Front and Second, Pine and Lombard Streets, informs PlanPhilly.com. According to the proposal submitted by the real estate [...]…

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Philly Is Getting Ready for New Hilton Garden Inn and Other Major Developments

Philly Is Getting Ready for New Hilton Garden Inn and Other Major Developments

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor During an official event held this Tuesday Mayor Michael Nutter and city officials hinted at some major economic developments that would be announced over the next month. Though no further specific details were revealed, the Philadelphia [...]…

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$45 million Redevelopment Project Begins at Old Recreation Center

$45 million Redevelopment Project Begins at Old Recreation Center

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor A complex redevelopment project estimated to cost around $45 million began this Monday when the site was cleared from trees and massive weeds at the neglected Venice Island Recreation Center located between Manayunk Canal and the [...]…

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Historic Landmark Turns Into New Hotel; Doylestown Inn For Sale Now

Historic Landmark Turns Into New Hotel; Doylestown Inn For Sale Now

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The historic Warner Theater located at 120 N. High Street in downtown West Chester is undergoing a complex renovation and is set to become the borough’s first hotel in decades, informs the Daily Local News. The construction [...]…

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$17M Renovation for Marriott Downtown Hotel Meeting Space; Inquirer Building Sold

$17M Renovation for Marriott Downtown Hotel Meeting Space; Inquirer Building Sold

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor In a press release issued last week, management of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel announced the completion of a $17 million renovation project of the building’s 92,000-square-foot meeting space. The hotel features 1,408 guest rooms and [...]…

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Light of Hope for Philadelphia Multifamily Developments; RDA Approves New Commercial Projects

Light of Hope for Philadelphia Multifamily Developments; RDA Approves New Commercial Projects

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Recent data from IHS Global Insight released last week show a 14.6 percent increase of multifamily housing developments in June as compared to May figures, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. New apartment and condo developments rose 30.4 [...]…

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New Philadelphia Retail Stores; Multifamily Developments to Break Ground throughout the State

New Philadelphia Retail Stores; Multifamily Developments to Break Ground throughout the State

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor King of Prussia Mall, the nation’s largest retail center, will be expanded and redeveloped to make way for new stores. City officials, quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer, announced last week that the John Wanamaker department store [...]…

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Philly Welcomes Fresh Giant Food Store, Rehabbed Senior Complex

Philly Welcomes Fresh Giant Food Store, Rehabbed Senior Complex

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor With 47 new locations already opened in Southeastern Pennsylvania over the last few years, Giant Food will finally set foot in Philadelphia. The new 74,000-square-foot store is scheduled to open on July 20 in a former [...]…

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Web-Design Company Aims for Platinum LEED

Web-Design Company Aims for Platinum LEED

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Two dilapidated properties in Fishtown are being renovated to qualify for a LEED platinum certification, the highest U.S. Green Building ranking. The buildings located at 204 and 206 E. Girard Ave. were purchased for only $349,000 [...]…

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Mary Howard Health Center Expansion Completed, Newton Athletic Club Follows

Mary Howard Health Center Expansion Completed, Newton Athletic Club Follows

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor Last week the Newton Athletic Club broke ground on a $12 million expansion project. According to the plans, the size of the 6,000-square-foot fitness center will double, and new sports facilities will be added to the [...]…

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Major Redevelopment Plan for Chocolate Factory

Major Redevelopment Plan for Chocolate Factory

By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor The Hershey School, a Pennsylvania charity founded by Milton S. Hershey and his wife, Catherine, plans to acquire the world’s largest chocolate factory and convert the site into a vibrant residential development. According to The Philadelphia [...]…

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