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South Philly group asks chocolate factory developer for community benefits

This story originally appeared on PlanPhilly. South Philadelphia residents are playing hardball with developer Ori Feibush over a $100 million residential redux of the 150-year-old Frankford Chocolate ... read more

Once-Shuttered Factories Are Now Manufacturing Jobs in Philadelphia

Beth McConnell, of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations ... rehabbing a former lamp factory into “artist lofts,” which will begin renting for $750 a pop sometime next yea... read more

Changing Skyline:

Her popular column, "Changing Skyline ... reaping the benefits. Last month, it sold the high-rise to developer Bart Blatstein for a cool $25 million. So, now that Pennsylvania is again searching for o... read more

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Neighbors bid a reluctant goodbye to South Philly chocolate factory, welcome new homes and shops

The Frankford Chocolate Factory looms over Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia, covering an entire city block ... But Washington Avenue remained stubbornly industrial. Now developer Ori Feibush, p... read more

South Philly group asks chocolate factory developer for community benefits

South Philadelphia residents are playing hardball with developer Ori Feibush over a $100 million residential redux of the 150-year-old Frankford Chocolate Factory on Washington Avenue. The South of So... read more



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