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InBox: Hero Thrill Show® Pep Rally to kick off fund-raising efforts in Center City to help support the education of families of fallen police and fire heroes

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Wednesday when you return to work, be forewarned that the feel good Hero Thrill Show Pep Rally will be taking place in Center City at NOON, Market Street, between 18th and 19th streets, (entire block). It’s for a great cause, so take a break from work and cheer on the participants. Here are the details:

Rally is a sneak preview of upcoming Hero Thrill Show®.

WHO:  Scheduled:  Hero Thrill Show®President/CEO James “Jimmy” Binns (emcee); City officials: City Representative Sheila Hess; Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel; Acting Police Commissioner Christine Coulter; representatives from the Police and Fire departments; WOGL Radio personality “Mr. Saturday  Night” Bob Pantano; Boxing announcer Nino DelBuono; Philadelphia Police Highway Patrol Motorcycle Drill Team; Police K-9 unit; Police Mounted Unit; Philadelphia S.W.A.T.; Basketball legend/community organizer Sonny Hill, and professional sports mascots and dance teams.

WHAT:         Hero Thrill Show® Kick-Off Pep Rally/ Program

                            (A preview of the upcoming Hero Thrill Show)

WHEN:        Wednesday, September 4 at Noon

WHERE:     Market Street, between 18th and 19th streets, (entire block)

  • Main stage at center of the block at 1818 Market St. (Media platform across the street)
  • Grand departure of procession, led by Philadelphia Police Highway Patrol Motorcycle Drill Team, following half-hour program.    

DETAILS: Spectators will get a sneak preview of the 65th Annual Hero Thrill Show® at this Kick-Off event. Thrill Show President/CEO Jimmy Binns — an attorney, Deputy Chief of the Darby Township Police Department, Certified instructor of police motorcycle operators and patron of police and fire departments in the region — will lead an all-star lineup.

The Pep Rally will provide a preview of the Hero Thrill Show® on Saturday, September 14, at noon, outside of the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., in South Philadelphia. The Sept. 14th Hero Thrill Show® features Grand Marshal John Birnhak, President of Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc., City Representative Sheila Hess, singer Alberta Taliaferro, the Police Highway Patrol Motorcycle Drill Team, K-9 Units from Delaware Valley-area police departments, Police Mounted Unit, Homeland Security/ S.W.AT. equipment, fire engines, displays of crime-fighting equipment by the Aviation Unit, Bomb Squad, the Crime Scene Investigation Unit, the Marine Unit, Firearms Instructors, Police Academy and S.W.A.T unit. In addition to a stellar lineup, the show will showcase carnival games, rides on fire trucks, a front seat in a stationary police helicopter; fire-rescue exercises on a huge fire engine ladder truck, local mascots and dance teams from your favorite professional Philly teams, local celebrities and The Bob Pantano Dance Party.

The show is designed to raise money for the college education of survivors of local deceased police and fire personnel killed in the line of duty. A kickoff program at noon on Sept. 14th will open the day-long fun activities. Join us at the time-honored Hero Thrill Show® as we bring the boardwalk to South Philly for a day of thrills.

Tickets are $10 for single purchase, $25 for families (5 tickets, half price). Tickets are available at local police stations/firehouses citywide, or visit www.herothrillshow.org

THE MISSION OF THE HERO THRILL SHOW® IS TO PAY FOR THE COLLEGE TUITION OF CHILDREN OF PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICERS AND/OR FIREFIGHTERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. The Hero Thrill Show® Inc. is the only organization that pays for the college tuition of the children of Police Officers and/or Firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty.  The Hero Thrill Show® is NOT affiliated with the Hero Scholarship Fund.

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Taste of the Quarter at Tropicana

I’m late for this post I know. I’ve been working hard scheduling the PhillyChitChat Social Calendar for the upcoming social season. I apologize for not doing an entry every day as I have promised. This changes heading into September as I will have lots to chitchat about…hope your summer was great. Welcome back…

For the past 4 years I’ve been a celebrity chef at Tropicana Atlantic City and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey in Atlantic County annual eating event. They raised $20,000 for a wonderful cause and I got to meet so many readers. I always love that event.

Every year I get to help hand out burgers at Broadway Burger Bar, which is one of my favorite eateries. To see more photos from this event head on over to CBSPhilly

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Sunday Chit Chat: Movie news, Banking News, Philly To Do

The last week of August. It’s as dreaded as the negative comments I’m reading about Diner en Blanc. Odd that 6ks people go, you must know someone that loves it but you still knock it as if our opinions/feelings don’t matter. I’m not a fan of what’s happening with the condemnation of each other. I’m going to do better, I hope you’ll join me. Let’s not judge each other, we honestly need each other more than ever.

Filming News:
On Friday all the productions shot below Broad St. : Queer Eye set up shop on Cherry Street between 3rd and 4th Streets; Dispatches From Elsewhere with Sally field and Jason Segal filmed near Front and Market Streets. Jason Segal was spotted Saturday night leaving Vernick Fish in the new Comcast Technology Center, and Concrete Cowboys was filming in South Philly near 4th and Snyder.

Seventh Heaven we hardly knew you.
The AACR Team is ready to pay for your registration for the Phila Marathon.
Bank of Princeton is replacing the Starbucks at 18th and Chestnut Streets
Sorry it’s blurry, I got my lamb chop grease from Estia on the lens, but WSFS Bank is replaced the Beneficial sign on their building at1818 Market St. Friday night. Monday night at 8:30PM Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) will be lighting the sign they installed earlier this month on top of the building.

On Thursday, September 5th @mtwbfoundation will be hosting our 5th annual benefit concert at the @dellmusiccenter. This show raises crucial operating funds that enable MTWB to execute transformative community revitalization projects. Come out and support a great cause, see an awesome show and hang with an epic crew. If you don’t @connorbarwin98 will find you and body slam you. – Jesse Rendell

Also on September 5, a chit chat with Sal Paolantonio at the Palm in Philadelphia.
My friend Scott Righter‘s birthday was this past week. it’s been a little over a month since he passed away. I sure do miss him.
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City Releases Details for 2019 Made in America Festival

PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia today released information for visitors and residents regarding the 2019 Made in America Music Festival. Made in America is an exciting, two-day music event held during Labor Day weekend. Now in its eighth year, the event will be produced by Roc Nation and DPS on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The festival will feature a roster of more than 60 musicians and benefit the REFORM Alliance.

The concerts will be running later this year – Midnight on Saturday, and ended Sunday at 11:30PM

A Fence Will Surround The perimeter of the festival and will be firmly secured and protected for maximum public safety. The enclosed event boundaries are:

  • 21st Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Park Towne Place
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 20th Street to 25th Street
  • The south side of Eakins Oval from Martin Luther King Drive to 24th Street
  • Park Towne Place from 24th Street to 20th Street

Festival Activities & Information
The 2019 Made in America artists will perform on four stages along the Parkway on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1. Doors will open each day at noon, with performances scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. Performances are expected to run until approximately midnight on Saturday and 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets, lineup and general information about the Made in America Festival, visit www.madeinamericafest.com.

Road Closures & Parking Restrictions

Phase 1 – 7:00 a.m. on August 25 – 11:59 p.m. on September 3:

  • CLOSED: Two lanes of Eakins Oval in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Phase 2 – 7:00 a.m. on August 26 – 5:00 p.m. on September 3:

  • CLOSED: Spring Garden Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Phase 3 – 7:00 a.m. on August 27 – 11:59 p.m. on September 3:

  • Parking prohibited on Pennsylvania Avenue from 22nd Street to 23rd Street (south side) and Park Towne Place from 22nd Street to 24th Street (north side)

Phase 4 – 10:00 a.m. on August 28 – 5:00 a.m. on September 3:

  • CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • Cross traffic on numbered streets will be permitted

Phase 5 – 7:00 p.m. on August 29 – 5:00 a.m. on September 3:

  • CLOSED: Outer lanes on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 22nd and 23rd Streets

Phase 6 – 10:00 a.m. August 30 – 5:00 a.m. September 3:

  • CLOSED: Outer lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • CLOSED: Inner lanes of Benjamin Franklin Parkway, between 20th Street and Eakins Oval
  • CLOSED: 23rd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • CLOSED: 22nd Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Park Towne Place
  • CLOSED: 21st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Winter Street
  • CLOSED: Kelly Drive outbound from Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Fairmount Avenue
  • CLOSED: Outer lane of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive adjacent to Paine’s Park
  • Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, due to the closure of the outer lanes on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, traffic headed inbound (to Center City)—from Spring Garden Street Bridge or Martin Luther King Drive—must exit Eakins Oval on the 24th Street ramp. Traffic headed inbound on Kelly Drive must exit Kelly Drive at Fairmount Avenue.

Phase 7 – 3:00 a.m. August 31 – 5:00 a.m. September 2:
The most extensive road closures and parking restrictions around the festival site will begin at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, and remain in effect through the duration of the event. Many of the road closures listed below will be lifted prior to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, September 2 as roads are cleaned and serviced.

Road Closures

  • The entire width of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, beginning at 20th Street extending through Eakins Oval (25th Street)
  • Behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    • Note: The rear of the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be accessible to museum guests via a special route (Fairmount Avenue, to Pennsylvania Avenue, to 25th Street/Anne d’Harnoncourt Drive)
  • 21st Street, between Winter and Spring Garden Streets
  • 22nd Street, between Race Street and Fairmount Avenue
  • 23rd Street, between the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Avenue
  • 24th Street, between Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
  • Spring Garden Street Tunnel
  • Spring Garden Street Bridge
    • Note: The City will make every effort to keep this bridge open during Philadelphia Museum of Art operating hours, but it may be forced to close during periods of heavy pedestrian traffic
  • Kelly Drive, between 23rd Street and Fairmount Avenue
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between the Falls Bridge and Eakins Oval
  • 2100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the Whole Foods store and 21st Street
    • Note: The eastern half of the block, from the Whole Foods Market to 20th Street, will remain open to allow access to the store
  • I-676 westbound off-ramp at 22nd Street
    • Note: I-676 eastbound off-ramp at 23rd Street will be open

  • Access to the venue is limited strictly to ticket-holders, who will be subject to searches before being permitted inside the venue to ensure the enjoyment and safety of everyone at the festival. Ticket holders should be prepared for additional searches inside the venue at the discretion of festival security staff. Spectators are strongly discouraged from carrying bags, backpacks, or satchels of any kind. All bags are subject to search. Those planning to attend festival activities should plan ahead regarding driving, public transit, parking, supervision of children and wearing comfortable attire.

All road closures will be lifted prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. More info on what you can and cannot bring into the festival area: https://www.phila.gov/2019-08-22-city-releases-details-for-2019-made-in-america-festival/ For more information on the venue, concessions, accommodations and directions, visit www.madeinamericafest.com.

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Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins Hosts Hennessy Paradis Imperial Tasting At Damari Saville


Hennessy Paradis Impérial was inspired by the legend of an 1818 order from the Dowager Empress of Russia, requesting the most exceptional cognac they have in store as a gift for her son, Tsar Alexander I.  Recently I photographed a tasting at Malcolm Jenkins’ Damari Saville (Happy 2 yr anniversary) .

Malcolm Jenkins hosted an exclusive tasting event with a few of his close friends, here with Kathy Chan, Hennessy’s ambassador in the U.S

Kathy Chan, Hennessy Global Brand Ambassador, discussed the qualities and exclusiveness of Hennessy Paradis Imperial which retails for only $3,000 a bottle! Each bottle is numbered. Check out this article on what’s happening with Damari Saville these days in this in depth article by Elizabeth Wellington at the Phila Inquirer.

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Photos: Help Hope Live’s 3rd Annual Crab Fest

On Saturday, August 4 at St. Christopher’s Church in Gladwyne, PA, a diverse crowd gathered to celebrate the power of community and a local nonprofit’s far-reaching impact at Help Hope Live’s 3rd Annual Crab Fest. Highlights included all-you-can-eat fresh steamed Maryland blue crabs, outdoor fun on a gorgeous summer day, an exclusive tasting from craft beer partner and West Chester sensation Levante Brewing, and attendance from several Help Hope Live patients with incredible stories. Transplant recipients and spinal cord injury survivors shared their gratitude for the nonprofit’s fundraising help and attested to the power of community support to lift hearts and minds. The nonprofit was founded in Philly 35 years ago by a heart transplant surgeon and his wife, a nurse, to help patients cover the out-of-pocket costs of critical medical care. Follow Help Hope Live’s impact or attend a future event by visiting www.helphopelive.org and following @helphopeliveorg on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Logo for our 3rd Annual Crab Fest to benefit the nonprofit Help Hope Live (photo by Sonny Mullen)

All-you-can-eat fresh steamed Maryland blue crabs (photo by Megan Anderson Gregory)

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Help Hope Live (photo by Sonny Mullen)

Charity raffle (photo by Megan Anderson Gregory)
Facepaint and fun for kids (photo by Sonny Mullen)
Official craft beer sponsor Levante Brewing out of West Chester, PA (photo by Sonny Mullen)
More facepaint (photo by Sonny Mullen)

Middle Photo: Help Hope Live client and heart transplant recipient Linda Jara (left) with friend (photo by Sonny Mullen) Bottom: Help Hope Live ambassador and heart transplant recipient Bill Soloway (center) (photo by Sonny Mullen)

Help Hope Live spinal cord injury clients Jeff Harris and Lauren Shevchek (photo by Sonny Mullen)
The staff and board of directors of Help Hope Live, a Radnor-based national nonprofit (photo by Megan Anderson Gregory)

Thanks to helphopelive.org for sending the photos. I was unable to attend as I was down the shore. Save the date! Celebrate another impactful year for our nonprofit with delicious food, an open bar, an exciting auction, our signature Wine Pull, and the Help Hope Live Awards. Philly Chit Chat will be covering this event.

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Chophouse Grille Opening in Exton – Food Photos

On July 24, 2019, The ChopHouse Grille, a stylish and inviting restaurant with a seasonally inspired menu celebrated their grand opening. Located at 301 North Pottstown Pike in Exton, PA, about 45 minutes from Philadelphia.

The PJW Restaurant Group welcomed friends and family to the party where guests enjoyed highlights from their menu including buffalo shrimp, seasonal flatbreads and the signature ChopHouse Grille Burger, (The popular Beyond Burger is offered as substitute).

Owners and officials cutting the ribbon at the opening.

ChopHouse Grille, is a modern sleek 200-seater restaurant. There’s also a very large bar where cocktails and dining is observed. Good reviews on Yelp for the new dining spot.

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Travolta, Concrete Cowboys, Jimmy Fallon Films in Philly, Yolanda Hadid & Lexie Norcross Have Something in Common

John Travolta signed for fans outside of the Fox 29 studios this morning

I’m so glad my Idris Elba on a horse filming Concrete Cowboys photo was published last week, cause the John Travolta “The Fanatic” media blitz on nearly every outlet was the real deal today. Danny Zuko was everywhere, so much so that he was trending in Philly for his appearances as much as nationally for his appearance on Jimmy Fallon last night. Travolta flew his own plane into Philly last night around 8PM, and headed to the new Four Season’s Hotel where he was spotted at JG SkyHigh, (I have a photo sent to me anonymously on my instagram). Earlier in the evening he taped an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show, in NYC.

HughE Dillon: Questlove poses with a Lego Zoo Key replica at the Phillies season opener at Citizens Bank Park

Interesting enough, Jimmy Fallon was spotted at the Ritz Carlton where Questlove did a piece in the lobby during the day about his upcoming new book: Mixtape Potluck Cookbook, which comes out October 15. Questlove imagines the ultimate potluck dinner party, inviting more than fifty chefs, entertainers, and musicians—such as Eric Ripert, Natalie Portman, and Q-Tip—and asking them to bring along their favorite recipes. Interesting choice of places to conduct the interview as Eric Ripert used to have a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton called 10 Arts, the address of the hotel. Questlove was spotted posing with fans on the steps as he exited.

Earlier this week the Daily Mail put up a photo of Yolanda Hadid and her new boyfriend and wanted to know who he was. I recognize him as he’s local. It’s Joseph R. Jingoli, Jr. CEO of Joseph Jingoli & Son, Inc. more info @phillyvoice phillyvoice.com/fearless-leade… I just saw them together last spring at a Philly event phillychitchat.com/2019/02/27/res… – Yolanda Hadid steps out with mystery boyfriend in NYC mol.im/a/7354255 via @DailyMailCeleb He’s a farmer with a place near her’s. He’s a philanthropist. She has now confirmed it as well. They’ve been super low key, I saw them in March, but was asked not to write about it, and I didn’t until now. Also now that her ex David Foster, has gotten married, she probably wants people to know she’s happy as well.

https://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/yolanda-hadid-boyfriend-joseph-jingoli-photos

After posting my breaking celebrity news the other day, someone sent me this photo of Lexie Norcross, owner & publisher of Philly Voice. (Here’s a great article on Jingoli) Lexie used to date Joe Jingoli. Thanks to my buddy Thom Carroll who took this photo of the happy couple at the Cooper Hospital Red Hot Gala, and best of luck to him in his new adventure. Also Sabrina Tamburino Thorne dropped me a note and vouched that Joey is a great guy. Happy to hear Yolanda Hadid has found love again.

Concrete Cowboys (formerly titled Ghetto Cowboy, based on the book) continues to film in North Philly, this time in the Strawberry Mansion area. Thanks to the anonymous photographer of these photos, she told me that a lot of the neighbors are extras on the set, and everyone is very nice. They’re happy the story is being told. On the left is Caleb McLaughlin , from Stranger Things, who’s be spotted around Philly and has signed autographs and has posed for photos. On the right is Jharrel Jerome . Concrete Cowboys has about 2 more weeks of filming left, and if being shot by a local company Neighborhood Film founded by Ricky Staub, who is also directing Concrete Cowboys.

This past week my sister, and admin of PhillyChitChat Janine DeFeo came to visit moi before heading back to Charlotte, NC. She wanted to stay in a hotel near Rittenhouse Square, I knew just the place: Sofitel Philadelphia
She loved it. Thanks Sofitel for greeting her with sweets and bubbly. So much for Rittenhouse Square shopping, she and her family loved the hotel so much they barely went out to see it.
She stayed in the king Sofitel Bed with a feathertop and duvet sleep system
55” LCD flat-panel television with laptop connection
Tina Fey was in town, I put a few photos at CBSPhilly and Victor had a great column at Philly Mag, but one of my favorite columns was Julia Hatmaker at Penn Live, she’s is such an amazing photographer and writer.
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The Boss Inspires Blinded By The Light Movie – Photos & Review from the Red Carpet

Patti Scialfa , Bruce Springsteen and director/writer of Blinded by the Light, Gurinder Chadha on the Red Carpet at the Asbury Park premier of Blinded By The Light

Growing up in New Jersey during the 70s and 90s made me a bonafide Bruce Springsteen fan. I remember first hearing the Boss on my way to Paul VI in the late ’70s singing “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” as it blared over the speakers in my yellow school bus via WMMR.

I thought this guy is never going to make it, his voice is too rough. But as time went on his message was the message of survival, hard work, family, friends, the values I was taught, we were taught, values that connected us to him and each other. My brother Ray, one of the middle kids in our family, really related to Bruce and it wasn’t long before we had Boss posters up on the wall, and blaring on the tape deck. Springsteen’s inspiration comes through in the movie Blinded By The Light as well, but you don’t have to be a Springsteen fan to love this movie. It’s a triumphant movie about a kid growing up and finding his way through adversity, and a strict familial upbringing. Following ones own dreams to the path of personal success. And it’s funny along the way.

It was great to cover a big red carpet premiere again, I haven’t done one in about a decade since I stopped traveling to NYC to cover them. Thanks Allied Philadelphia for inviting me. I did a lot of social media around the event, even the thrilling moment when Bruce Springsteen and his wife, and back up singer Patti Scialfa surprised the cast on the red carpet. They seemed genuinely surprised, I was kinda surprised since they had been in Europe only three days earlier, but you know they have those planes these days that get you back in time for a premiere of a movie inspired by your songs so I was fairly positive Bruce would be there. That’s Marilyn Russell, WOGL98.1 Mornings With Marilyn, with The Big Man’s son, Jarod Clemons (r).

At the after party Gurinder Chadha, Viveik Kalra and Sarfraz Manzoor thanked the guests for coming. They spoke about the political climate of the 80s in the UK when Sarfraz was growing up, and how we must work hard not to let racism, prejudice and hate monger consume and divide us.
Then Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes entertained the crowd, calling up Bruce and Patti to join them for a few songs.
Thanks Allied for inviting me

It was surreal to watch Blinded By The Light only 5 rows behind Bruce (and his big bodyguard), no it was magical to experience the joy and pride of how Springsteen’s music comforted this kids life while navigating obstacles in his life. How his music empowered him to make something of his life, to break through. Springsteen was notably touched and it showed through his performance that evening. Pinch me did I just witness Bruce Springsteen make a surprise appearance at the movie screening I just shot, and then perform on stage with Southside Johnny. What a bucket list moment for this Bruuuuce fan!! Go see it. I’m going to see it again, there was so much to take in and I need to recapture the feelings.

I was surprise the movie wasn’t called Growin’ Up

When I was a kid I remember hearing this on WMMR, and every time I hear Growin’ up, I insert Philadelphia!!! What a great movie, brought back so many great memories for me, it’s great to see someone across the pond like Sarfraz Manzoor was inspired by The Boss as well. – 2 Thumbs Up

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Photos: The Irvine is Online and Renting in West Philly

The Post Brothers‘ new luxurious living quarters is open and accepting tenants now. The Irvine Apartments, in a century-old former warehousing facility at 780 South 52nd Street near the Baltimore Avenue corridor.

According to a Globe Street article “This isn’t one of your cookie-cutter, ground-up luxury high-rise buildings. The Irvine has history and roots in industrial Philly. Our mission was to honor its history and character while creating an elevated, yet practical living experience,” says Michael Pestronk, CEO and co-founder of Post Brothers. “We’re keeping in line with the ever-growing cultural renaissance of West Philly, where we’re seeing an influx of new residents who really care about health, sustainability, and the concept of community, so we wanted to create an experience that echoes those values.”

I was there earlier this month for an open house. I met a lot of the new tenants including these three young ladies posing here with mom (2nd from left).  In 2017, the Post Brothers paid $2.4 million for the 115,835-square-foot building which had been a storage facility and then sat vacant for more than 10 years.  There will now 150 households at this spot.

Neon is prominent through out the building as it is here in the community room. Also on each floor when you get off the elevator their is a neon sign with the floor number illuminated.

The property includes a variety of both indoor and outdoor amenities, including:

  • A fitness center equipped with top-of-the-line cardio and exercise equipment such as Peloton bikes, Precor treadmills, stair-masters, HIIT options, and a variety of selectorized, plate-loaded and free weight stations.
  • A community garden where residents can plant and grow their own flora and produce
  • Fully-equipped outdoor kitchen with grills, dining tables and lounge areas
  • A K9 turf lawn and pet park
  • A co-working space that features a large open area with ample seating, natural sunlight and custom artwork
  • Concierge services including dry cleaning, package storage and online services
– They have lockers where you put your clothes and Tide Cleaners will pick up your clothes for dry cleaning and laundry service from the makers of Tide detergent. What a great idea.

The windows let a lot of light in making the living space bright and spacious. They must have knocked out a lot of walls to create these windows since it was a storage facility. The official word: The interiors include roller shades for apartment windows and customizable mill work for closets, along with full-size stainless steel appliances, antimicrobial quartz countertops, and tile backsplash in the kitchen.

Bathrooms feature matte black fixtures, artisanal tile surface, glass shower doors, rain-style shower heads and high-pressure body jets.

“The building was originally designed for storage,” says Post Brothers Asset Manager Josh Guelbart. “And then it sat vacant for 15 years, and people started painting really cool graffiti” on its walls. (Philly Mag Article)