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A Short Break

December 2nd, 2010 by marklove

Short version: We’re taking December off.

Slightly longer version: A district as diverse and intertwined with so many other parts of the city is difficult to talk about in a way that does all of its people, institutions, and businesses justice. So, we’re working on a few things that will come out a lot better if we focus only only on new ideas and their implementation, rather than trying to publish a blog and make major changes.

We’ll see you in January; have a wonderful holiday season.

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Dilworth Plaza Plans – Downtown Oasis?

December 1st, 2010 by marklove

Our friends at Center City District have released some fascinating information about the redesign plans for Dilworth Plaza. The new Plaza promises to be more environmentally friendly (26% greater tree canopy, which decreases both ambient temperature and stormwater in the sewer system), will integrate with SEPTA’s station work, and is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs over the projected 30-month lifespan of the project. (Project completion is scheduled for fall 2013.)

It’s not all about green space, however, as the plans include a winter ice skating rink and an outdoor concert venue. Not bad, huh?

What do you think of the plan? Will the changes impact your commute, the time you spend downtown on The Avenue, or some other aspect of your day?

And to all of our Jewish friends, we wish you a happy start to Hanukkah.

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The Avenue in the News

November 30th, 2010 by marklove

There’s no need to go anywhere else; we’ve got your Avenue news right here:

Craft cocktails? Yes, please. The Avenue has some of the best in the city. (via

Philly’s own 10 Arts chef Jennifer Carroll will host a Top Chef All-Stars Premiere Viewing Party – tomorrow night! (via uwishunu)

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Monday Photo

November 29th, 2010 by marklove

A Treat for the Kids is a Break for the Parents

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Holidays on The Avenue – What do You Love?

November 28th, 2010 by marklove

What is it about The Avenue during the holidays that you love most? Christmas Village? Lights up and down Broad Street? Really great shopping? Tell us in the comments.

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