Top 4 stories to watch for in Northwest Philadelphia

Here’s a look at a few of the stories we’ll be covering in Northwest Philadelphia this upcoming week:

1. Following a shooting in Vernon Park last month, community members refocused attention on the area’s loitering issue that, some said, is aided by a nearby deli that offers take-out beer. NewsWorks has investigated those claims. Check back this week for a report on the loitering issue.

2. The Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange recently opened in the space along Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy once occupied by Wine Thief. Neema Roshania talked to owner Marvin Graaf, who also owns the Falls Taproom in East Falls. Look for the article on the new restaurant this week.

3. The former Magarity Ford-dealership site inches closer to demolition. A new sign out front of 8200 Germantown Ave. indicates that site redevelopment — it includes plans for a grocery store, street-level retail and 17 condominiums — will be completed next spring.  Check back this week for an update on where everything stands.

4. Youths in Camp Kama-Sahlor for Performing Arts performed the play “The Wiz N’ Da Hood,” written and directed by community member Lisa Hopkins, at John B. Kelly Elementary School in Germantown this weekend. Check back soon for our coverage of the event.

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