Articles by Sunny Shen
Oyster House, Harvest will open later in summerGraduating 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.
Philadelphia residents rally to fund parksYesterday 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.
Gourmet popsicle store to open in MayLil’ 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.
Kelly Writers House to host Community Supported Agriculture produce sharingBeginning 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.
West Philly food co-op continues to expandMariposa 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.
Free Library at 40th, Walnut a hub for West PhiladelphiaAccording 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.
Weiss Pavillion to receive award for restoration by preservation groupThe 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.
Reading Terminal Market gets a makeoverCollaborating with Friday Architects, the historical market has been undergoing renovations since last year and is expected to be completed by next month. INTERACTIVE: Reading Terminal Market Renovations
Italian restaurant to replace RxIl Rimedio will replace the popular brunch and BYO restaurant Rx at 45th and Spruce streets. Rx has been closed for about a month.
Kembrel opens second pop-up storeKembrel, 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.
College seniors create online market for skills tutoringTwo College seniors have created an online market for special skills tutoring. Skillhubs is an online platform for exchanging special skills through video tutoring.
'Chestnut Square' to debut in 2013Drexel’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.
Campus restaurants are on a dietThe trend for healthier dining options is seen around campus through the establishment of restaurants offering more nutrition-wise menu selections.
Crave's soft opening draws little attentionCrave, a bar and lounge located in the back of The Rave movie theater, opened its doors Wednesday afternoon.
PECO replaces University City substationEnergy 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.
The Rave to host new bar and loungeCrave, a new bar and lounge in the back of The Rave at 40th and Walnut streets, will open Feb. 1.
MidAtlantic Restaurant to shut downMidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room — located at the University City Science Center on 37th and Market streets — will permanently close its doors on Feb. 24.
Local liquor store closed due to issues with the site and landlordThe building, which PLCB leased from a landlord, was “no longer a good option to have a store.”
Harvest Seasonal Grill adds competition to local food sceneHarvest will occupy the real estate previously held by Marathon Grill and MarBar on the corner of 40th and Walnut streets.