Downtown is thriving!

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.

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All of us at Downtown Visions are excited to be a part of this growth.