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Philly Named #1 City For Holiday Spirit

U.S. Airways Magazine named Philadelphia number 1 on their list of the top 15 best cities for holiday spirit in the December issue.  They cite Macy’s department store’s light show at the old Wanamaker building as the main attraction for the Philadelphia holiday tradition.  Every hour from Black Friday until New Year’s Eve, families will...CONTINUE READING

Newest Ideas for Foxwoods Casino – SS United States?

The newest proposal for Foxwoods Casino is the possibility of centering the project around the SS United States on the Delaware River.  The idea includes plans for a 10-story parking garage with gaming space on the first two floors.  Renovating and refitting the vessel to have gaming on board would consist of a plan costing...CONTINUE READING

How Your Home is Seen by Others…

Your House As Seen By: Yourself… Your Buyer… Your Lender… Your Appraiser… And…. Your Tax  Assessor… This is brought to you by Philadelphia Real Estate Blog To view every Philadelphia Real Estate Listing, including Philadelphia Condos visit www.CenterCityRealEstate.com

Philly Bike Policy

According to PlanPhilly.com, transit planners from the Cycling for Cities program were in town last week to promote bicycle transportation policies.  The planners work to create more space for bikers on the street in order to reduce the tensions between bikers and drivers/pedestrians.  Illegal behavior such as riding on sidewalks is likely a result of...CONTINUE READING

Further Foxwoods Casino Struggles

According to PlanPhilly, Foxwoods attempts at opening a casino in South Philadelphia are not looking promising.  Attorneys for the state gaming board said at yesterday’s meeting that Foxwoods Casino “has made so little progress towards its spring 2011 opening that its license should be immediately revoked.”  They don’t have the finances or backers to be...CONTINUE READING

Doc’s Patients Interviewed by FOX 29

The Atacan Group’s favorite Phillies fan club, Doc’s Patients, were interviewed by Jennaphr Frederick on the FOX 29 Good Day show yesterday morning down at Citizens Bank Park. The Patients will be in attendance tomorrow night for Game 1 of the NLCS to witness Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies take on Tim Lincecum and...CONTINUE READING

Doc’s Patients – Roy Halladay’s Fan Club

Phillies fans have a new fan group called Doc’s Patients!  Roy Halladay threw the second no hitter in MLB postseason history in Game 1 of the NLDS last night and his “Patients” were in the house to cheer on their favorite pitcher and watch him make history.  In fact, they have been to every home...CONTINUE READING

Foxwoods Casino Update

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is deciding whether to give Foxwoods another chance on their proposed South Philly casino project.  The Foxwoods investors are about to sign a deal with Harrah’s Entertainment for casino operation, and Apollo Management for financing. The largest obstacle with this new deal is settling the amount that Citizens Bank will...CONTINUE READING

Grasso’s Proposal For Fishtown

David Grasso’s idea for a music venue in Fishtown did not go over well with residents of the North Philly neighborhood when he addressed the Fishtown Neighbors Association Zoning Committee. Grasso insisted that there would be no such thing as DJ only nights, that concerts would almost always end by 11 pm, drinking would be...CONTINUE READING

Philly Outdoor Cafes Have Grown 209% since 2001!

According to the latest Center City Reports, sidewalk cafés in Philadelphia have expanded rapidly over the past decade.  In 2001 the survey recorded only 69 outdoor cafes.  The latest survey recorded 213 in the same area and found an additional 35 after they expanded the boundaries of the study to include Pine to South Streets…CONTINUE READING

House of Blues Coming to Fishtown???

David Grasso, owner of Grasso Holdings Development Company, has tried to bring two separate House of Blues locations to Philadelphia over the last few years with no success.  But now he thinks he found the right location. House of Blues was founded by Isaac Tigrett (co-founder of Hard Rock Café) and actor Dan Aykroyd.  They...CONTINUE READING

Combine a robust bar scene with affordable real estate and you’ve got the New York Times writing about Philadelphia Real Estate, AGAIN!

Breweries of Brotherly Love By Betsy Andrews, The New York Times, January 18, 2009 ONE of William Penn’s first tasks was to build a brewhouse. Following a trend of the time, the founder of Philadelphia opened a private brewery in the 1680s at his nearby Pennsbury Manor. By the 1880s, there were almost 100 commercial...CONTINUE READING

If not Philly, how about Ibiza?

According to the real estate business portal Globaledge the most searched country in Europe for real estate is Spain! It is a buyer’s market there too. Position Country/Region Sept. Volume % of Total 1 Spain 393,617 27.9% 2 France 184,102 13.1% 3 Italy 129,396 9.2% 4 Middle East 121,835 8.6% 5 Central & South America 113,434 8.0%...CONTINUE READING
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Center City Philadelphia’s Sexiest Restaurants

While planning a summer vacation recently I happened upon a website that lists the 10 sexiest restaurants in Center City Philadelphia as selected by April White, Food Editor for Philadelphia Magazine.  The criteria April used seems a bit vague- “Sexy can mean beautiful people sipping martinis at the bar, a kitchen that turns out big,...CONTINUE READING