More jobs and training coming with Beury Building development
Plans are moving forward with Shift Capital’s redevelopment of the Beury Building, the long-vacant 14-story tower at Broad and Erie.
- Best known for years by the “boner4ever” graffiti along its sides, the building is slated to welcome a hotel and several restaurants, including one on the ground floor and one on the roof.
With construction due to start in May, developers have committed to providing nearby residents with jobs and training, Jordan Levy reports.
Green beer to green cannoli: Eat and drink your Eagles pride
Philly is so dedicated to the color green right now that a non-football fan — or non-Philadelphian — might mistake it for St. Patrick’s Day.
- As hype builds for the NFC Championships, restaurants, breweries, bakeries, and cafes are in the forefront, with Eagles-themed food and drink on offer in many forms.
From non-scary “Bird Boxes” to vegan pop-tarts, and green cannoli to green beer, Asha Prihar and Clifton Jackson round up some of the best.
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- With an impressively cinematic and campaign-like Instagram video, state Sen. Vincent Hughes quashed rumors he might enter the 2023 mayoral race. Meanwhile former Mayor John Street endorsed Rebecca Rhynhart, saying she’s the most-qualified non-incumbent he’s seen run for mayor. [@senvincenthughes/WHYY/Tribune$]
- The Black Clergy of Philadelphia hosts a “Mayoral Meet, Greet and Eat” this morning with the candidates at Bleu Brook restaurant in Overbrook. Tonight there’s a community conversation about gun violence tonight at Rodeph Shalom with survivors, PPD Commissioner Outlaw, Pa. Rep. Solomon, and U.S. Attorney Stevens. [West Philly Local/DonorPerfect]
- The latest episode of “The Statue” pod explores the legacy of Joe Frazier, the ~real~ Philly boxer who ran the Art Museum steps and punched meat to train. DYK he almost starred in one of the movies? [WHYY/Tribune$/BP 2019]
- A big new food hall is coming to Brewerytown from Glu Hospitality, with a huge Alloyius Mcilwaine mural and outposts from some of the restaurant group’s other spots, like Figo, Raw, and Leda’s. [PhillyVoice/@culturesclothing]
- The James Beard Awards — the Oscars of the food world — chose 15 Philly people and places as semifinalists this year, including Heavy Metal Sausage Co. for Best new Restaurant and Fork’s Ellen Yin for Outstanding Restaurateur. [Patch/Eater]
- The Sixers beat the Nets in a raucous game that featured Joel Embiid playing against Ben Simmons for the first time since the latter sulked out of town — and gracing the crowd with an epic DX hip thrust celebration. [NBC Sports/Liberty Ballers]
Mayor Kenney starts his day at City Hall, hosting the local kickoff to the White House Initiative AA and NHPI Economic Summit (9 a.m.). Evening takes him to the Weitzman Jewish Museum to speak at a screening of “Rebuilt from Broken Glass” in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (6 p.m.).
ON THE CALENDAR
For a night of dancing with no ringing ears, hit up Philly’s Silent Headphone Party at a former Kensington warehouse, with three DJ-curated channels to choose. Tix start at $15. (10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, Jan. 27)
💋 With a Syrian-born director, the Wilma presents “Kiss,” a play about American actors stumbling over cultural misunderstandings while performing a Syrian soap opera. Tickets start at $19. (Jan. 31 to Feb. 19)
🧊 Missing the snow? Manayunk’s Main Street gets lined with ice sculptures during the Founders Philly Freeze-Out, a winter street fair with carving demos, drink deals, and a chowder crawl. (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4)