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Oyster House, Harvest will open later in summer

Graduating seniors will miss out on the two new upscale restaurants coming to campus because they will now open later than expected. Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House is slated to open in June, while Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar plans to open in mid-August.

May 10, 2012

Philadelphia residents rally to fund parks

Yesterday morning at Philadelphia’s City Council budget meeting, a hearing was held to convince the city to increase funding for Philadelphia parks by $8 million.

April 17, 2012

Gourmet popsicle store to open in May

Lil’ Pop Shop will soon be selling artisan popsicles at 44th and Spruce streets in a building that used to be Unitea. The shop will have a soft opening on May 1 and a grand opening on May 5.

April 15, 2012

Kelly Writers House to host Community Supported Agriculture produce sharing

Beginning next month until October, the Kelly Writers House will serve as a Community Supported Agriculture site host. CSA is a program developed in the last twenty years that links local farmers and consumers to provide fresh, local produce for the community.

April 8, 2012

West Philly food co-op continues to expand

Mariposa Food Co-op moved into a new retail store at 4824 Baltimore Avenue on March 17 from its old space just a block away. Mariposa’s expansion process officially began in 2008 in order to accommodate its growing amount of members.

March 28, 2012

Free Library at 40th, Walnut a hub for West Philadelphia

According to a Pew Charitable Trusts report released earlier this month, the Free Library of Philadelphia, with 54 branches spread throughout the city, is under-used.

March 27, 2012

Weiss Pavillion to receive award for restoration by preservation group

The George A. Weiss Pavilion will be receiving the Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia on May 8, along with 16 other restored historic buildings in the Philadelphia area. The restoration and construction of the Music Building also won the award in 2010.

March 25, 2012

Reading Terminal Market gets a makeover

Collaborating with Friday Architects, the historical market has been undergoing renovations since last year and is expected to be completed by next month.

March 15, 2012

Italian restaurant to replace Rx

Il Rimedio will replace the popular brunch and BYO restaurant Rx at 45th and Spruce streets. Rx has been closed for about a month.

March 13, 2012

Kembrel opens second pop-up store

Kembrel, an online retail store, opened its second pop-up store on Feb. 13. The company opened its first on 12th and Locust streets a few months prior.

February 28, 2012

College seniors create online market for skills tutoring

Two College seniors have created an online market for special skills tutoring. Skillhubs is an online platform for exchanging special skills through video tutoring.

February 26, 2012

'Chestnut Square' to debut in 2013

Drexel’s $97.6 million project will create a building complex on 32nd and 33rd streets that consists of student housing and retail businesses. It will be completed by September 2013.

February 21, 2012

Campus restaurants are on a diet

The trend for healthier dining options is seen around campus through the establishment of restaurants offering more nutrition-wise menu selections.

February 14, 2012

Crave's soft opening draws little attention

Crave, a bar and lounge located in the back of The Rave movie theater, opened its doors Wednesday afternoon.

February 1, 2012

PECO replaces University City substation

Energy company PECO put a new substation to use earlier this month, replacing one that was over 100 years old. The new Peltz substation, which serves University City and part of Center City, replaced the Schuylkill substation.

January 30, 2012

The Rave to host new bar and lounge

Crave, a new bar and lounge in the back of The Rave at 40th and Walnut streets, will open Feb. 1.

January 26, 2012

MidAtlantic Restaurant to shut down

MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room — located at the University City Science Center on 37th and Market streets — will permanently close its doors on Feb. 24.

January 25, 2012

Local liquor store closed due to issues with the site and landlord

The building, which PLCB leased from a landlord, was “no longer a good option to have a store.”

January 19, 2012

Harvest Seasonal Grill adds competition to local food scene

Harvest will occupy the real estate previously held by Marathon Grill and MarBar on the corner of 40th and Walnut streets.

January 17, 2012

Harvest to follow trend toward fresh, local food options

Though many students on campus have never heard of Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, they are excited to try the new types of food that it will offer.

January 11, 2012

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