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By Frank L. DeFazio | Agent in Philadelphia, PA
  • Nutritious and Delicious! Sip-N-Glo Juicery at 932 South Street

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia, Quality of Life in Philadelphia, In My Neighborhood in Philadelphia  |  September 6, 2013 10:12 AM  |  550 views  |  No comments

    Nutritious and Delicious! Sip-N-Glo Juicery at 932 South Street

    Sip-N-Glo Juicery

    Recently I had the pleasure of stumbling across a Sip-N-Glo Juicery, Philly's newest juice bar on South Street that makes eating ( or drinking I should say) healthy a little bit easier for those of us watching our waist.   All of the ingredients used are freshly picked, or locally sourced and packed full of nutrients. Their menu offers appealing options for experienced juicers, first timers, and even kids. Sip-N-Glo's goal is to send you on your way with a wholesome treat that’s as gratifying as it is guilt-free and after drinking my first juice, I had a burst of energy and felt full too. They have many concoctions to pick from on their menu or  you can build your own too, which the control freak in me absolutely loves. I tried the Green Beast, which is a best seller, containing cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, apple, lemon, ginger & parsley.

    Location: 932 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Website: http://www.sipnglo.com/

    Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-7pm, Saturday: 9am-8pm, Sunday: 10am-7pm

    Sip-N-Glo Juicery Menu:

    JUICES: 12OZ & 16OZ

    ONE LOVE

    Cucumber, spinach, apple, pineapple, ginger & kale

    GREEN BEAST

    Cucumber, celery, kale, spinach, apple, lemon, ginger & parsley

    APPLE OF MY EYE

    Carrot, apple, lemon & ginger

    BUILD YOUR OWN JUICE

    First three ingredients are $5.75 for 12oz and $6.75 for 16oz. Each additional non-superfood item is 25¢. Superfood add-ins are $1 each.

     SMOOTHIES: 12OZ & 16OZ

    HONEYLOVE

    Banana, spinach, cinnamon, raw honey, greek yogurt & almond milk

    ALL DAY ENERGIZER

    Frozen banana, fresh ground peanut butter & almond milk

    BETTER TOGETHER

    Fresh strawberries, frozen banana, almond milk & greek yogurt

    BUILD YOUR OWN SMOOTHIE

    First three ingredients are $6.75 for 12oz and $7.75 for 16oz. Each additional non-superfood item is 25¢. Superfood add-ins are $1 each.

    And many, many more!  Get over to Sip-N-Glo Juicery today and check it out!

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    Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
    Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors – Society Hill
    530 Walnut Street, Suite 260
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215.521.1623 Direct
    610.636.4364 Cellular
    888.308.1148 Fax
    Frank@CenterCityTeam.com

     

     

  • Jose Garces Working on 3 New Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia  |  September 6, 2013 10:10 AM  |  345 views  |  No comments

    Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

    Jose Garces is going to be a busy man this Fall, as he takes on 3 new projects from the Philadelphia Airport to Center City. Garces has over 15 restaurants in 5 cities, with some of the top dishes right here in Philly. Amada, Tinto and Village Whiskey are just a few of his award winning restaurants currently open in the Center City area.

    Southwest Philadelphia : Garces is consulting on a new swank tavern called Local, opening in Terminal F of the Philadelphia Aiport, which is currently undergoing a makeover this year.

    Manayunk: Taqueria Feliz, (Feliz means happy in Spanish) another winner by Jose Garces, Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal which will be their third spot they have opened and serve delicious Mexican cuisine, located at 4410 Main Street. This restaurant will be in close proximity to Cantina Feliz, which is another mexican hot spot in Manyunk less than 2 miles away. There is no doubt in my mind that Garces' Taqueria will blow it's competition out the water!

    Center City: The Kimmel Center,  located just off of Broad and Spruce Street, will be home to another Garces restaurant with a private kitchen named Volver, featuring a champagne and caviar bar. Two giant glass walls separate Spruce Street from the dining room, which will give passersby a good look inside the restaurant.

    Sounds like there will be several great new dining options for Fall 2013!

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    Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
    Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors – Society Hill
    530 Walnut Street, Suite 260
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215.521.1623 Direct
    610.636.4364 Cellular
    888.308.1148 Fax
    Frank@CenterCityTeam.com

  • $100 Million WHOLE FOODS Coming To Center City!

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia, Shopping & Local Amenities in Philadelphia, Home Buying in Philadelphia  |  November 11, 2012 3:54 PM  |  624 views  |  No comments

    $100 Million WHOLE FOODS Coming To Center City!

     Whole Foods Philadelphia

    $100 Million WHOLE FOODS Coming To Center City!

    Maria Panartitis and Joseph DiStefano of Philly.com are reporting that the Philadelphia Real Estate community can expect “the second-largest Whole Foods Market in the region – just smaller than a suburban behemoth at Plymouth Meeting Mall” to soon appear near the current Whole Foods on the border of the Logan Square and Art Museum Area neighborhoods.  According to DiStefano, Neal Rodin’s International Finance Company (IFC), “plans to build a $100 million Whole Foods supermarket and apartment complex somewhere near the chain’s smaller Art Museum-area location, and has been circulating a plan to do just that on the 2.9-acre site occupied by the Best Western motel, between 21st and 22nd at Spring Garden”

    $100 Million WHOLE FOODS Quick Facts

    Proposed project encompasses “almost a full square block,” including a “luxury residential midrise containing between 250-300 apartments,”

    The current proposal includes underground parking, a lounge/cafe, and retail spaces at 50,000, 30,000, 11,000, 9,000 and 5,000 square feet.

    Principals envision a Whole Foods on par with the one currently located on Columbus Circle in Manhattan.

    Rodin plans to make details of project known within 90 days

    Whole Foods has signed a lease with Rodin’s company for the new store at an undisclosed location “near its longstanding 20th and Callowhill Streets store, also near the Art Museum”.

    Obviously this is major news.  I’ll put up additional posts as information starts to come in.

    For more check out:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/Grocery-300-apts-floated-for-Best-Western-on-Parkway.html

    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20121109_Suspense_surrounds__100M_Center_City_supermarket_project.html

    Blog post compliments of the CenterCityTeam Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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    Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
    Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors – Society Hill
    530 Walnut Street, Suite 260
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215.521.1623 Direct
    610.636.4364 Cellular
    888.308.1148 Fax
    Frank@CenterCityTeam.com

  • Steve Wynn Taking Another Shot At A Casino In Philadelphia

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia, Quality of Life in Philadelphia, Home Buying in Philadelphia  |  November 11, 2012 3:53 PM  |  659 views  |  No comments

    Steve Wynn Taking Another Shot At A Casino In Philadelphia

    Wynn Philadelphia

    Steve Wynn Taking Another Shot At A Casino In Philadelphia

    Rumors are swirling in the Philadelphia Real Estate community that Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn will again attempt to bring a casino to Philadelphia.  Numerous sources are reporting that Wynn will apply forPhiladelphia’s remaining casino license so he can build a casino and hotel in Fishtown on the waterfront.  A quick Google search confirmed the rumors.  Here’s what Philly.com is reporting:

    “The Las Vegas casino operator confirmed in a telephone interview this morning that he will file an application with the state’s Gaming Control Board to secure the city’s second casino license.  He said he has an option for the parcel of land controlled by builder James Anderson on North Beach Street, just north of Penn Treaty Park. Today, he added, Wynn Resorts will present the Nutter administration with a local impact report…An artist rendering of the project, Wynn said, will not be ready until Tuesday. But he added that the hotel for “Wynn Philadelphia” would resemble the company’s Encore hotel in the Chinese city of Macau.  The deadline for filing a casino application with the state is Nov. 15. Two other contenders already have come forward with plans, including local developer Bart Blatstein and a partnership including the company behind Parx Casino and the Cordish Cos. of Baltimore.  Wynn said he would build a 150,000 square foot casino for 900 to 1,000 slot machines and 100 table games. The hotel would have 300 rooms.  “It’s such a perfect site,” Wynn said. “It allows for the kind of growth and the creation of a destination resort that these local casinos haven’t done before.”

    Wynn Philadelphia marks Steve Wynn’s second attempt at bringing a casino to Philadelphia.  . In April 2010, Wynn was involved in the Foxwoods Casino project momentarily before he abruptly withdrew from the project

    Blog post compliments of the CenterCityTeam Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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    Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
    Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors – Society Hill
    530 Walnut Street, Suite 260
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215.521.1623 Direct
    610.636.4364 Cellular
    888.308.1148 Fax
    Frank@CenterCityTeam.com

  • Prudential To Become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (Eventually)

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia, Home Buying in Philadelphia, Home Selling in Philadelphia  |  November 11, 2012 3:52 PM  |  563 views  |  No comments

    Prudential To Become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (Eventually)

    Philadelphia Real Estate

    Prudential To Become Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (Eventually)

    Some of you in the Philadelphia Real Estate community may have missed some pretty big news as a result of the nonstop onslaught of Hurricane Sandy coverage yesterday. Brookfield and HomeServices of America have joined forces and launched a new real estate brand: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.  Why does this matter you may ask?  It matters because Brookfield recently purchased Prudential, the overwhelming marketshare leader in the Philadelphia region.  Clearly when Warren Buffett said he was bullish on real estate last year he was serious and now he’s put his money where his mouth is.   To many this will be an indication that the real estate market is well on the way to significant recovery.

    Here’s what Warren Buffett thinks about the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices franchise:

    “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a new franchise brand built upon the financial strength and leadership of Brookfield and HomeServices,” said Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. “I am confident that these partners will deliver value to the residential real estate industry, and I am pleased to have Berkshire Hathaway be a part of the new brand.”

    Here’s what Prudential Fox & Roach’s Larry Flick had to say:

    “Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is a joint venture between Home Services (already a Berkshire Hathaway Company) and Brookfield.  Home Services is the second largest, residential brokerage firm in the United States, and as we know, Brookfield is a leading global provider of real estate and relocation services.  Both of these organizations combine their financial strength, operational excellence, demonstrated integrity, and the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway – among the world’s most admired companies, according to Fortune’s 2012 ranking – to deliver what will likely be the best and most respected real estate offering in the marketplace.”

    Here’s what the BHHS website has to say about the move:

    “The announcement of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices® signals a defining moment in real estate. It unites the strengths of two industry leaders, bringing together unparalleled operational excellence, innovation and integrity. With a vision to become the most valued real estate company in the market, this powerful new network, available to affiliates in 2013, will exemplify the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway—among Fortune’s 2012 most admired companies. It’s a new day for the housing market. And Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices® is a new kind

  • Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses – Sunday, October 27th

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia, Home Buying in Philadelphia, Home Selling in Philadelphia  |  November 11, 2012 3:50 PM  |  443 views  |  No comments

    Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses – Sunday, October 27th

    Philadelphia Real Estate

    Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses – Sunday, October 27th

    Click on the following link for access to ALL of this weekend’s open houses:

    http://www.centercityteam.com/philadelphia-open-houses/

    CenterCityTeam Open Houses – Sunday, October 27th

    2341 Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (MLS # 6116355)

    12pm – 1pm

    $399,000

    BEDS 2

    BATHS 2 full, 1 half

    HOME SIZE 1,800 sq ft

    Move in ready, complete 2009 renovation in the heart of Graduate Hospital. The open layout first floor has a custom fireplace, bamboo flooring with border design, immaculate railing leading to large finished basement, kitchen with giallo vincenzo granite, stainless steel appliances, custom glass backsplash, and French doors leading to large patio. The second floor features master suite with cauffered ceilings, recessed lighting, custom bathroom with slate tile, and back deck that overlooks the Center City skyline. The second bedroom has cathedral ceilings and another custom bath. This home is located two blocks from dog park and street parking is easy on this block. This home is full of natural sunlight from large bay window in front, large skylight on second floor and French doors on both first and second floor. Home also features custom crown molding and chairrail throughout. Schedule an appointment today for this unique, spacious home.

    1139 S 24th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (MLS # 6122128)

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    $250,000

    BEDS 3

    BATHS 2 full, 1 half

    PRE-CONSTRUCTION opportunity for a savvy buyer. Have it all in this 3 bed/2.5 bath townhouse. Open layout first floor houses the living room, dining room, and kitchen and leads to large rear yard. 2nd floor has 2 big bedrooms with closet space and one enormous contemporary bathroom. The spacious 3rd floor master suite boasts a walk-in closet, balcony and den in addition to an amazing master bathroom featuring a double vanity, and separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Another half bath is found in the full size finished basement. Entire home features bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, and high end finishes. Tax abatement applied for. Home is in final stage of construction and available to be shown beginning 10/19/12.

     

  • Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses: November 4, 2012

    Posted Under: General Area in Philadelphia, Home Buying in Philadelphia, Home Selling in Philadelphia  |  November 11, 2012 3:50 PM  |  438 views  |  No comments

    Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses: November 4, 2012

    Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses: November 4, 2012

    Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses: November 4, 2012

    Here’s a map based search of EVERY Philadelphia Open House for today:http://www.centercityteam.com/philadelphia-open-houses/

    CenterCityTeam Open Houses November 4, 2012

    12pm -2pm

    2341 Carpenter St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (MLS # 6116355)

    $399,000 – 2bed/2.5bath – Move in ready, complete 2009 renovation in the heart of Graduate Hospital. The open layout first floor has a custom fireplace, bamboo flooring with border design, immaculate railing leading to large finished basement, kitchen with giallo vincenzo granite, stainless steel appliances, custom glass backsplash, and French doors leading to large patio. The second floor features master suite with cauffered ceilings, recessed lighting, custom bathroom with slate tile, and back deck that overlooks the Center City skyline. The second bedroom has cathedral ceilings and another custom bath. This home is located two blocks from dog park and street parking is easy on this block. This home is full of natural sunlight from large bay window in front, large skylight on second floor and French doors on both first and second floor. Home also features custom crown molding and chairrail throughout. Schedule an appointment today for this unique, spacious home.

    1:30pm – 2:30pm

    1139 S 24th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (MLS # 6122128)   

    $250,000 3bed/2.5bath -PRE-CONSTRUCTION opportunity for a savvy buyer. Have it all in this 3 bed/2.5 bath townhouse. Open layout first floor houses the living room, dining room, and kitchen and leads to large rear yard. 2nd floor has 2 big bedrooms with closet space and one enormous contemporary bathroom. The spacious 3rd floor master suite boasts a walk-in closet, balcony and den in addition to an amazing master bathroom featuring a double vanity, and separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Another half bath is found in the full size finished basement. Entire home features bamboo floors, stainless steel appliances, and high end finishes. Tax abatement applied for. Home is in final stage of construction and available to be shown beginning 10/19/12.

    2:30pm – 4pm

    2606 Naudain St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 (MLS # 6100784)

    $435,000 2bed/2bath – Quaint Fitler Square 2 bed/2bath renovated home with exposed brick! Enter into bright living room and separate dining room with exposed brick wall, wood floors and open layout. Modern kitchen has eating nook and rear patio. Open wood staircase leads to two large bedrooms, two full bathrooms and roof deck. Lower level has a finished basement plus separate section for laundry and storage. Home was completely rehabbed in 2004. This home is move-in ready condition and located on one of Fitler Square’s tree-lined streets.

    3pm – 4pm

    717 S Columbus Blvd #519, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (MLS # 6123210)

    $540,000 2beds/2bath – Live like a celebrity in this sunny and spacious 2bed/2bath condo and enjoy views of Delaware Riverfront and the Center City Skyline from your garden terrace! Why choose between the conveniences of suburban living and the excitement of living in the city when you can have it all at DOCKSIDE. Private community, gated entrance, formal lobby, doorman, concierge, garage parking and a DEEDED parking space, indoor pool, hot tub, community terrace, fitness center, clubroom, 2 storage units, bicycle storage and regular SHUTTLE SERVICE to Center City! Enter into unit 519 and you’ll immediately see how the open layout kitchen, living room and dining area with views of the Ben Franklin Bridge would be perfect for entertaining. Two large bedrooms on opposite sides of the condo make it the perfect layout if privacy is important. Granite, stainless steel, modern appliances, in unit washer/dryer, hardwood, and contemporary bathrooms, this condo has it all.

    Philadelphia Real Estate Open Houses: November 4, 2012

    Blog post compliments of the CenterCityTeam Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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    Frank L. DeFazio, Esquire
    Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors – Society Hill
    530 Walnut Street, Suite 260
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215.521.1623 Direct
    610.636.4364 Cellular
    888.308.1148 Fax
    Frank@CenterCityTeam.com

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