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    •  The Philadelphia judge owned this rowhome at 1514 N. Hollywood St. bought the adjacent vacant lots from the city to use as sideyards. He then sold all three properties. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Philly judge makes $135,000 gaming city land sales

A Philadelphia judge played the city’s land sale process to flip a publicly owned lot for a windfall, again calling into question city’s process for appraising and selling its land. The…

    • The structure at 2621 N. Jefferson St. in Brewerytown, as it appeared after the June collapse.

Fatal Brewerytown building collapse was `a tragic workplace accident,' L&I commissioner says

Five weeks after the Brewerytown building collapse that killed 59-year-old contractor Harvey Figgs, the city Department of Licenses and Inspections has found no violation of Philadelphia’s safety or demolition regulations on…

    • Developer MMPartners buys the former Red Bell Brewery in Brewerytown. Credit: Colliers International Philadelphia

Developer behind West Girard revival expands its Brewerytown footprint

Brewerytown's MMPartners has purchased the former Red Bell Brewery for a tasty $4.12 million, Curbed Philly reports. The West Girard Avenue-headquartered developer plans to convert the long-vacant factory into apartments with…

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ABOUT BREWERYTOWN

Brewerytown, named because of its quantity of breweries in the 19th and 20th centuries, is a neighborhood in Lower North Philadelphia. The area extends from the Schuylkill River to 25th Street and from Cecil B. Moore Avenue to Parish Street. The area became known as Brewerytown as early as the 1860s, when the area was filled with small brewers and distillation facilities. The area flourished because of its close proximity the river and nearby farmland. However by the 20th century, Prohibition had driven most of the local brewers to the Midwest. By 1987, every single brewer in Brewerytown had vanished. The area quickly lost its charm and became engulfed in crime. The neighborhood was soon deemed blighted by the city government. In 1991, the National Register of Historic Places certified Brewerytown as a historical district. Today the area has seen a kind of gentrification with an increase in property values and a heavy influx of young professionals and businesses moving into the neighborhood. 

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