Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

Here’s what you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week:

1. Design for 8200 Germantown Ave. project modified slightly

Bowman Properties principal Richard Snowden met with a Chestnut Hill Community Association committee on Thursday to update the group on a planned five-story mixed-use project. Check out Amy Z. Quinn’s story to learn about some of small changes Snowden and his team have made to lower the building’s profile in the quaint neighborhood.

2. Weavers Way Mt. Airy to close for renovations

Five-hundred thousand dollars worth of upgrades is coming to the food market’s original location this summer. Check out Lane Blackmer’s story for the details and how long shoppers should expect to be without the neighborhood mainstay.

3. 93-year-old Germantown resident is the lead plaintiff in Voter ID lawsuit

The ACLU and the NAACP this week filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s controversial Voter ID law. Ten plaintiffs are part of the push to overturn the measure, including Viviette Applewhite. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story to learn more about the lawsuit and why Applewhite may be not be able to vote come November.

4. East Falls resident calls co-op discussion ‘a step in the right direction’

A small group of residents met this week with members of the Weavers Way Co-op, which currently has stores in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. Check out Kristen Mosbrucker’s story to learn more about the exploratory meeting and why neighbors are interested in bringing a co-op to town.

5. Proprietors of a 92-year-old Germantown Avenue business reflect on prom fashion

Prom season is rapidly approaching. For a number of teens in Northwest Philadelphia, that means a trip to Franx-Tux on Germantown Avenue. Check out Erica David’s latest post to learn how styles have changed and what kids are asking for this year.

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