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Block Party Beerfest Takes Over South Street

South Street between Broad and 18th Streets in Center City was blocked off Saturday afternoon for the 5th annual Bloktoberfest.

10/13/2012

Michael Harris, Executive Director of South Street Headhouse District. (credit: John McDevitt)

South Street Businesses Want To Revitalize And Redefine The Neighborhood

Aggressive business and development efforts are underway to turn the once hippest street in town into a popular destination again.

10/04/2012

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Extensive Road Work Begins In Center City

Drivers, be warned. Center City will be even more clogged than usual, especially after 7 p.m. for the next six weeks, as crews scrape and then pave seven miles of streets in the heart of town.

08/20/2012

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New Curiosity Shop Raises Eyebrows

There are old porcelain dolls, taxidermy bears and boars and specimens in jars and jewelry made out of insects and animal bones for sale.

07/28/2012

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Positively Philadelphia: New Artisan Pie Shop Set To Open

Cupcakes have become quite a big thing in the Philadelphia area, and now pies are about to follow. Magpie is an artisan pie shop that opens in August at 1622 South Street.

07/22/2012

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New Multi-Media Exhibit At South Street Museum Tells Stories Of Local Refugees

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens is hosting a new exhibit that tells the stories of some of the refugees who have fled from their country and are re-settling in the city.

07/21/2012

(Vintage photo of Levis' Hot Dogs, on Sixth Street near South.)

Historic Levis’ Sign Being Relit For National Hot Dog Month

“It was a place that was open all night — people hung out there,” notes South Street historian Joel Spivak, who says that Levis’ hot dogs and cherry sodas were legendary.

07/18/2012

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Police Search For South Philadelphia Burglary Suspects

On June 27th at about 3:15 a.m., two unknown males attempted to get into the Bicycle Therapy Bike Shop located at 2211 South Street.

07/18/2012

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Fire Guts a South Street Pizza Joint

Fire was reported about 10:30am at Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, at 3rd and South Streets. Dozens of firefighters arrived to find smoke coming from the first floor of the building.

06/27/2012

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Another Worker at Popular South Philly Steak Shop Busted For Dealing Drugs

If you order your cheesesteak “with” at Jim’s on South Street, you’d better specify onions.

06/06/2012

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Top Hipster Hangout Spots In Philadelphia

These trendy havens in Philadelphia draw crowds in with drink specials and keep them for their eccentricity, providing underground music, cheap beer and grunge appeal to more than just hipsters. Flannel is optional–but highly recommended.

05/24/2012

Real Ale Enthusiasts Flock To The CAMRA Great British Beer Festival

Folks Head Out To South Street For March Of The Sombreros

March of the Sombreros takes place tonight on South Street. What is it?

05/05/2012

(Some participants in the 2011 Easter parade.  Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Fun and Prizes On Tap For Philadelphia’s Easter Parade, This Sunday

As always, the public is invited to show off their Easter finery.

04/06/2012

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Mural Arts Program Unveils South Philadelphia Project to Honor ‘The Roots’

A big, blank wall at the corner of 6th and South Streets in South Philadelphia will soon be a giant mural to showcase one of Philadelphia’s most famous bands, The Roots.

02/15/2012

(KeVen Parker [left] and Bumi Ole, a member of Ms. Tootie's staff [right], with Shirley [center], who was surprised to get her grocery bill paid.  Photo provided)

Positively Philadelphia: A Local Entrepreneur Spreading The Love

KeVen Parker has begun a year-long campaign to do random acts of kindness throughout the area. First up was paying the grocery store bill for a woman named Shirley.

02/12/2012

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