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New hopes for Delaware Avenue in Fishtown

As the SugarHouse casino gets ready for the grand opening in September, developers are betting on Delaware Avenue and the Waterfront to seize the opportunity. Leading the pack is local developer Michael Samschick, who just recently met with Fishtown Neighbors Association’s zoning committee about the concepts he has for the parcel, located across the street from SugarHouse Casino.  He intends to revitalize and re-use the Edward Corner Marine Building and fill in the rest of the block on the west side of Delaware Avenue at Shackamaxon Street.

According to planphilly.com:

Samschick showed an architectural rendering of a more-polished, but easily recognizable Corner building. The ground floor holds a restaurant called The Shackamaxon Diner. It appears brightly lit from the inside, and has many windows. The upper floors look little changed from the way the building appears now, with the painted advertising for marine-related wares still visible.

In the space the demolition created to the right of the Corner building, Samschick wants to do several projects in several phases. What they will have in common is retail establishments on the ground floor, with residential or office space above.  One option in the mix is a convenience store. “Parking would be hidden behind,” Samschick told the committee.

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