Memorial Day 2010 - Philadelphia - Walk with us on the Ben Franklin Bridge !
I walk by Architectural Antiques Exchange in Northern Liberties nearly every day. On some days, the door is open and I grab a little peek of what is beyond. Mysterious artifacts and bar furniture beckon a closer inspection.
It wasn't until this week that I dropped by to see what they had in stock. I was hunting out a bar to rent for an event with Eclatante Design, and they suggested we walk over to check things out. Inside the dimly lit space, we wandered through, amazed by the antique bar counters and canopy pub bars. It felt like being transported to a bar in a much earlier period. What if my great grandpa had sat at one of these bars over a stiff drink?
There wasn't just bar equipment. The place is huge. There are several floors of discoveries to be made and it feels like a bit of a maze. There were dozens of lamps, light fixtures, glassware, serveware, statues, chairs, tables, and assorted items. If you are looking to outfit your space in a specific vintage time period, you can do no better in the city than shop at Architectural Antiques Exchange. If you happen to be staging an event or need to rent an item for your theme party or show, the fantastic pieces can be yours for a brief moment. Maybe you're building a unique home? You can find antique doors and mirrors, and other details that you could work into the design.
Much of the furniture is in excellent condition and there are items that can be repaired or finished should you choose to rent or buy them. Architectural Antiques Exchange will deliver and set-up whatever you choose. Then you get to experience the 1930's, and until a time machine is invented, this is the way to do that. We found exactly what we were looking for.
Architectural Antiques Exchange
715 N 2nd Street
Monday-Saturday: 10 am - 5pm
I thought I saw it out of the corner of my eye at the intersection of York Street and Coral Street last week.
"Wow!", I said out loud. "I think that was a coffee shop!"
I love coffeeshops and apparently so do many of my clients because several of them who have recently purchased a home in New Kensington officially and excitedly confirmed that indeed a new coffee house had opened.
So I popped by Leotah's Place today and it is really fantastic. I had the most delicious mint tea that was perfectly brewed. They have an assortment of things to eat and plenty of coffeeand teas to choose from. Their beans are from La Terza, which provides fair trade, organic coffee, and you can also order bags of it here. There are 3 large rooms for gatherings, free Wifi, and plenty of seating.
Owners Blew and Kristen Baskin want to serve the community as an eco-friendly meeting place where folks can gather during open mic nights and other activities. York Street has long needed a coffeeshop, especially to meet the needs of the workers and artists at 2424 Studios.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Leotah's Place.
York and Coral Streets
2 Lots for Sale in Fishtown, Philadelphia – Development Opportunity in Fishtown for 2 Lots w/ Approved Plan and Zoning
2 Lots for Sale in Fishtown, Philadelphia
Zoning approved and plans available!
Package opportunity: (1126 E Wilt St -MLS 5710521 & 1128 E Wilt St - MLS 5710520)
Opportunity to build 2 properties in hot Fishtown!
This block is in the heart of the action right off of Girard Ave and a short walk to great restaurants such as Hot Potato, Kraftwork and Sketch Burger to name a few!
Remax Access, Northern Liberties
If interested in buying or selling properties in Philadelphia, contact Chris and Stephanie Somers at [email protected] or 215-400-2612. For investment properties, check out our new investor site at Philly Investor Hub! If interested in checking out our new office in Northern Liberties, let us know !
Areas of specialty include: Northern Liberties, Old City, Center City, Fishtown, Graduate Hospital, Art Museum, Queen Village, Pennsport, Old Kensington, Port Richmond, Bridesburg, Society Hill, Loft District, Spring Garden and more !
Remember when you used to leave the office in time for happy hour? Now there's added enticement to get all of your work done on time, in the form of Center City Sips. The annual ode to happy hour is back with plenty of sips and bites to snag before 7 pm. Stay for dinner and receive a 15% discount.
You know the rules. The participating restaurants will feature special $4 cocktails, $3 wine, $2 beers and half-priced appetizers every Wednesday from June 2 through August 25. This year, you can keep up with the deals via Twitter/CCDSips. They're already taunting us with deals. You can view the list of participating bars and restaurants and their special offerings at the CC Sips website.
Miller Lite (bottled)
Sangria Rose: Grapefruit & Rosemary infused Leblon, white wine & rosewater
Johnny Be Good: Pimms No.1, muddled citrus, cucumber, rhubarb bitters, ginger ale
Rittenhouse Square's Noble Cookery will be pouring quite nicely, with the rye whiskeyed LBJ, and the scrumptious chickpea fries that we love to dip in their housemade catsup.
Bridlewood Chardonnay, William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon
The Ladybird: vodka, fresh squeezed lemon, simple syrup, clubsoda, Peychaud’s
The LBJ: rye whiskey, fresh squeezed lime, simple syrup, clubsoda, Angostura
Chickpea Fries, Fried Chicken Wings
Cusquena, Peruvian Lager
Cristal, Peruvian Pilsner
Terranoble, Sauvignon blanc
Terranoble, Cabernet Sauvignon
Lychee Sangria: crisp white wine, lychee, orange
Chicha Morada: spiced rum, Peruvian purple corn, fresh pineapple
Ecuadorian Ceviche: fresh shrimp, yellow tomato gel, avocado
Pork Belly Buns: grilled pork belly, hoisin glaze, pickled daikon & carrot, togarashi mayo
The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. and Victory Brewing have hooked up just in time for Philly Beer Week, with the release of Summer Love Ale. The golden ale will debut on June 4 at local summer drinking spots like P.Y.T., Fork, Chifa, and Standard Tap. We can't think of a better way to promote the city right now than with a cold brew named Summer Love.
Beekman's Copa Soaps has been crafting sudsy bars on Girard Avenue in Fishtown for quite a long time. If you've ever walked past the storefront, you can smell the clean, herbal scents emanating from the building. The all natural, cold-processed soaps are made from various oils such as coconut, olive, palm, and almond - hence the name, C.O.P.A.
Soaps can be purchased online and are available in lush avocado, soothing honey oatmeal, several types of lavender, rejuvenating seaweed, and exhilarating peppermint. And that's just to name a few. We like the spicy zing of the ginger carrot. Bars range from $1.25 to $4.00. You can also pick up large quantities in boxes. Order 10 bars, and shipping is free. And the nice clean feeling of knowing where your soap comes from? That's a pure bonus.
438 E Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
If eating is the plan, then dinner and drinks at Kraftwork is one of the finest projects to take on in Fishtown. At the corner of Girard and Montgomery, Kraftwork has the makings of a real neighborhood bar with elevated food, from owner Adam Ritter and chef Michael Thomas. Ritter also owns the Sidecar Bar in Graduate Hospital.
On a recent Saturday evening, we headed over to Kraftwork and waited for a table at the bar. The place was packed with locals, immediately drawn to the center wraparound bar. The giant saw hanging over the bar? That's just a tribute to the working man. The rest of the space was decked out with industrial and tool inspired objects. It felt airy and inventive, and the volume was exciting. The kitchen doors swung open behind the bar every now and then, with the smells of awesome wafting out and plates of shareables and things that are too delicious to share carried forth by servers.
The drinks menu was laid out in a schedule with all of the particulars, making it a breeze to select your beverage. Selections from Flying Dog, Slyfox, and Founders, and maybe any beer you've ever loved, they're all here.
Oysters, ricotta dumplings, vegetable or charcuterie boards, and sandwiches like the Beer Can Chicken and the Falafel are on the agenda. For the finish? Pork Krispy Treats with chocolate, marshmallow, and bacon. Communal-style wooden tables make eating here a group effort, rewarded in deliciousness.
4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Fishtown, Philadelphia – Extremely Spacious & Updated Fishtown Home near the Frankford Ave Arts Corridor
4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Fishtown, Philadelphia
Welcome to this extremely spacious, large and updated throughout 4 Bedroom home for sale in Fishtown, right off of Frankford Ave in the Frankford Ave Arts corridor!
Enjoy over 2,000 square feet of living space along with a large backyard on a very tranquil and quiet block. First floor has large living room and dining room with expertly crafted tile flooring along with brand new kitchen and a convenient half bath. This space is perfect for entertaining. Exit to large backyard with plenty of space for summer bbq or pets.
Upstairs has brand new carpeting. The bathroom features a large stylish spa bath. All four bedrooms are huge and include ceiling fans. Basement is full and large, great for storage and easy to finish. Electric heating throughout. Updated plumbing and 200 amp electric as well as new roof.
All you have to do is unpack your bags and move right in to this 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Fishtown.
Easy access to public transportation via the "El" or being one block off of Frankford Ave. A quick walk to the likes of the Rocket Cat Cafe and all the shops and restaurants!
Taxes are only $532 a year.
We welcome your visit to tour this beautifully updated Fishtown Home.
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Remax Access, Northern Liberties