Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf alongside Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced that their administrations are willing to spend up to $15 million to deal with potential gaps in provider and continuity of care fears associated with the bankruptcy of Hahnemann and St. Christopher’s hospitals.
Philadelphia, PA - Pod Philly Hotel, the micro-hotel pioneer arrives in Philadelphia via an efficient, 11-story, 252-room hotel in a new building north of Rittenhouse Square. Philadelphia restaurateurs Greg Root and Michael Kennedy will operate first-floor Mexican restaurant Condesa, a coffee shop and rooftop taqueria and bar.
Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Energy Solutions, said it will be shutting down the most significant oil refinery on the East Coast, located in South-West Philadelphia. The decision was announced shortly after the refineries massive fire just last week. The refinery is the 10th largest in the United States and refines approximately 335,000 barrels of crude oil each day.
Philadelphia, PA - Mayor Kenney honored Lynne Carter for her distinguished 35-year career spanning many continents and countries, from the United Kingdom to Asia. Through purpose and persistence, she punched through the barriers of inequality overcoming many obstacles to excel in a male-dominated field.
Philadelphia, PA - Fashion District, occupying three Center City blocks, the old Gallery mall transforms into a destination for retail (Columbia Factory Store, H&M, Levi’s, Ulta, Zumiez), entertainment (bowling, ping-pong, billiards and arcade games at Round 1; an AMC Theatre with plush reclining seats, in-theater dining and a full bar), dining and drinking (Chickie’s & Pete’s, City Winery, Oath Pizza).
Philadelphia, PA - The enormous refinery explosion Friday morning in Philadelphia ended up being so massive that its image was observable on weather satellites, reported by the National Weather Service. The heated blob was picked up by the satellites as a giant fireball.
Philadelphia, PA - Philly continues to be the No. 8 U.S. Destination City based on the most recent U-Haul migration trends report, keeping its current ranking from last year. Philly did, however, experience a 5% year-over-year increase in one-way U-Haul truck arrivals and continues to be one of the countries top 10 most popular cities for new traffic amongst do-it-yourself movers.