The July issue of Out & About magazine includes a great article about the life and activity we're seeing in our Downtown.
Here's just a couple of excerpts:
By the end of August, BPG will be renting apartments in the three buildings of its Market Street Village: 838 N. Market, the former WSFS Bank headquarters; 839 N. Market, over the Walgreen’s store; and 6 E. Third St. Many of the new residents are expected to be teachers and staff members at three charter schools opening this fall: Delaware Met at 920 French St.; Great Oaks in the Community Education Building, 1200 French St., and Freire, in the former Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Delaware headquarters on West 14th Street. Depending on income levels, residents of Market Street Village may be able to rent a one-bedroom unit for about $800 a month. The 150 units in these projects should add about 200 residents to Market Street.
By next spring, Scott Morrison and Joe Van Horn, partners in the Chelsea Tavern and Ernest & Scott Taproom, expect to open their third restaurant on Market, which helps explain why the brew pub/barbecue spot at 827 N. Market will be named 3 Doors. The other reason: it’s also three doors up from Chelsea.
Chelsea itself will be getting a new look as Buccini/Pollin tears down 817 N. Market, effectively doubling the width of the pedestrian pathway between Market and Shipley streets, creating an area that will be known as Chelsea Plaza. The remodeled Chelsea will have windows and an entrance opening onto the plaza, where it will have an outdoor seating area. Across the way, 815 N. Market will be repurposed as home to several mini-shops that will also open onto the plaza.
All of us at Downtown Visions are excited to be a part of this growth.