October 27: Retail rents rise | Kensington Community Food Co-Op gets shot in the arm | PA races to watch

Philadelphia’s retail rents are hitting new highs and the market is strengthening even outside of Center City, according to a new report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, Suzette Parmley reports.

The Kensington Community Food Co-Op received a $350,000 city grant from Councilman Mark Squilla via the Street-era holdover Cultural Corridor Fund, Generocity reports. The grant cuts the fundraising gap for the co-op in half, making its opening seem ever-more likely.

Ryan Briggs offers a roundup of down-ballot PA races to watch for City & State.

The Atlantic took a 3-hour voter canvasing tour in Overbrook to talk with predominantly black would-be voters and heard profound disdain for Trump.

In 2015 global installations of renewables overtook conventional power systems for the first time. “We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables and, as is the case with other fields, the center of gravity for renewable growth is moving to emerging markets,” International Energy Agency Executive Director Fatih Birol told Bloomberg.

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