Boot & Saddle rides again, Council plays ZCC, seven deadly trends, Philly papers seeking new home, Marvelous Marvine

South Broad Street’s Boot & Saddle bar could reopen, but as Metro reports the South Broad Street Neighborhood Association isn’t too keen on Avram Hornick’s plans for a bar/venue. Evidently the Neighborhood Association wants a “nice restaurant,” there and plans to fight the Hornick’s liquor license transfer. Hornick is the man behind other bars, including Drinker’s and Lucy’s Hat Shop. The only thing everyone agrees on: keep the sign.

What if City Council passed its own version of the zoning code? PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports on Councilman and Zoning Code Commissioner Brian O’Neill’s bill that would allow Council to modify – not just vote up or down on – the final report from the Zoning Code Commission. It’s unclear if Council will act on the bill. The Zoning Code Commission’s Wednesday meeting could be their last.

Tuesday is Election Day, and Metropolis examines seven indicators that will shape the future of the city during the next term: unemployment, job loss, failing public schools, crime rate, poverty levels, middle class flight, and the tight city budget.

It’s official: Bart Blatstein’s Tower Investments now owns 400 North Broad Street, home to The Inquirer and The Daily News, and the papers are looking for a new home. The Business Journal reports the Philadelphia Media Network i shopping on the western half of Market Street.

The 3600 block of Marvine Street in Hunting Park, Marvelous Marvine, won this year’s Clean Blocks Contest, reports The Inquirer. By beautifying their block, neighbors got to know one another and built more of a community. Congrats to all of the blocks that participated in the Clean Blocks Contest, thank you for caring for your corner of our city.


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