Temple Univeristy Planning Huge Expansion

Article in Philadelphia Inquirer, Temple planning $1.2 billion expansion. see full article

Over the next decade, Temple University plans to spend $1.2 billion mostly to develop its Broad Street corridor, including adding 2,000 dorm beds and building a new flagship library at Berks Mall and Broad.



Girard Avenue Looking a Bit Brighter - Philly.com


Coverage on the new street lights that are now installed along W. Girard Avenue between W. College Avenue and Fairmount Park as well as the Wachovia grant for a Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan. The press conference where Councilman Darrell Clarke spoke was held at MM's offices at 2621 W. Girard Avenue.

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Philadelphia Real Estate Blog Discusses Upside to Buying a Home in an Up and Coming Area


Came across this post on the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog by agents Christopher and Stephanie Somers of ReMax. In this article they emphasize the upside that can be achieved when buying a home in an up and coming neighborhood, like Brewerytown - which they actually mention. Here are their tips, click here for the full post:
1) First, pick a neighborhood close to the border or "fringe" of an established community that you really enjoy. This fringe neighborhood should offer you an environment you feel is comfortable for you and is within your price range. 2)Once you have chosen a neighborhood, choose the blocks where there are few to no vacant properties. Those blocks have a jump start on appreciation since they are all occupied and preferably cared for. Sometimes one well maintained block is like a beacon and can be the inspiration for other buyers to move into the community.

3) Even if there are a few rugged looking homes, look for signs of development on the block. Typically where one or more investors and homeowners are making big improvements to homes, there are more to come in the near future. It is like a domino effect.

4)Look for proactive neighbors getting involved to keep th streets clean and drug free as well as a strong neighborhood association. A strong neighborhood association is the life blood of a community.


New Fresh Grocer in North Philadlephia - neighborhood loves it


The new Fresh Grocer market recently opened in North Philadelphia at the renovated Progress Plaza on N. Broad Street in an area that had been without a supermarket for years (11) and it seems the initial response from residents (both longtime and new ones) has been overwhelming.

This is further evidence of the massive opportunity retailers are missing out on in inner city, where there is huge demand for goods and services that are convenient, high quality and deliver good value.

Click here for article from Philadelphia Inquirer

Supermarket Update

Here's an update about the planned supermarket at 31st and Girard. Below is an excerpt.

Investor makes moves on Brewerytown supermarket

It's been a long time coming, but Brewerytown might finally get a much-needed supermarket at the intersection of 31st Street and Girard Avenue.

After a meeting held Friday, Oct. 30, representatives from Farm Fresh Produce and Poultry signed a letter of intent to purchase the triangular, 2.8-acre tract along the 3100 block of Girard Ave. from the Westrum Development Co.

According to Herman Rollins - who owns Farm Fresh Produce and Poultry with his wife, Judith - the Cherry Hill, N.J.-based couple will secure the land for about $2 million.

They hope to bring a 35,000-square-foot supermarket to the site in the near future.

"We have everything we need to put the market there," said Rollins during an interview on Monday, Nov. 2.

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Our office is located at 2621 W Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Our phone number is 267-519-0895, and our email is tenants@mmpartnersllc.com. We are happy to answer any and all questions!

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Open a Business

Improving the commercial corridor of West Girard Avenue is a major goal of ours, and we are interested in helping new small businesses open. Unlike typical landlords, we are hands-on and proactive when it comes to helping small businesses. We understand that opening a new business is a lot of work, and we are there to help every step of the way. Be it zoning and permitting, fit out, marketing or more, MM Partners will be on your side. Please check out our currently available storefront opportunities:
Aaron Smith | MM Partners, LLC | 267-519-0895
2711 W. Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Brand new, 100% renovated, beautiful store front on major commercial corridor in great neighborhood surrounding Art Museum and Fairmount Park
Retail/Commercial
$1,850/month
Sq Footage 1,500

DESCRIPTION

Newly renovated storefront with 14ft. ceilings, original wood floors, and A.C. +/- 1,500 SF.

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- Beautiful storefront surrounding major areas in Philadelphia (Art Museum/Fairmount Park/Brewerytown)


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Aaron Smith | MM Partners, LLC | 267-519-0895
2819 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA
Great retail space. 100% newly renovated, brand new store front.
Retail/Commercial
$1,850/month
Sq Footage 1,500

DESCRIPTION

2819 W. Girard Ave. offers a great location for a business. The retail space is 100% newly renovated, and is located just three blocks from Fairmount Park, with easy access to Center City and the expressway. The space is newly renovated with a brand new store front. Features 14 ft. ceilings, original wood floors, and A.C.

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- Beautiful area. The office space is minutes from both the Art Museum and Fairmount Park.


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Living Here

Brewerytown is a neighborhood adjacent to the Art Museum district in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An unofficial region, Brewerytown runs approximately between the Schuylkill River's eastern bank and 23rd Street, bounded by Cecil B. Moore Avenue in the north and Parrish Street in the south. As its name suggests, Brewerytown is so called because of the numerous breweries which were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century and early 20th century. It is now primarily a residential neighborhood, with an active commercial sector along Girard Avenue. Despite struggling with poverty in recent decades, Brewerytown has seen a recent influx of young professionals, and it is considered a neighborhood on the rise.

Brewerytown sits directly north of the Art Museum/Fairmount neighborhood, which over the past 10 years has seen home prices and rents skyrocket far beyond the reach of many Philadelphians seeking a vibrant, safe and conveniently located neighborhood. Brewerytown has been getting a great deal of attention lately as the next logical location where development will move. In fact, Girard Avenue is now recognized by Philadelphia’s Center City District as the Northern border of Center City. The neighborhood offers great access to major highways such as 676 and Kelly Drive, which are just two blocks away, offering immediate access to the suburbs, airport and points beyond. In addition, Brewerytown is just 7 blocks away from the Art Museum, Philadelphia Zoo, Rodin Museum and The Franklin Institute along with the many other cultural attractions in and around the Parkway.

There is a very large residential development project currently under development on 30th-33rd, Girard Avenue north to Oxford Streets by Westrum Development (www.westrum.com). Westrum is building up to 800 units of market rate new construction in the area including lofts, townhouses and renovated row homes. A supermarket is slated for Westrum’s site at the corner of 31st and Girard Avenue.

There is also a major streetscape improvements plan to upgrade all of Girard Avenue from W. College Avenue to 33rd Street. The plan includes assisting property owners with fa├žade work, improved landscaping, public art and signage and pedestrian-friendly street lighting. The goal is to make Girard Avenue a Main Street shopping, residential and community destination. The first phase, street lighting, was completed in the fall of 2009.

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About Us

MM Partners is a real estate development, construction and management company focused on developing workforce housing and creating retail/commercial corridors in Brewerytown. All of our apartments are renovated with a modern aesthetic and style, while preserving the historic nature of our buildings. We aim to provide responsive and sensitive property management services to our tenants.
darren1 | MM Partners, LLC | 267-519-0895
2943 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous bi-level apartment. Great opportunity for room mates.
3BR/1.5BA Apartment
$1,350/month
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1 full, 1 partial
Sq Footage 1,400
Parking None
Pet Policy No pets
Deposit $4,050

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Gorgeous bi-level apartment with wood floors, 3 bedrooms, washer & dryer, new roof deck, beautiful 3rd floor living area


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- Air conditioning- Central heat- High/Vaulted ceiling
- Hardwood floor- Tile floor- Living room
- Bonus/Rec room- Breakfast nook- Dishwasher
- Refrigerator- Stove/Oven- Microwave
- Washer- Dryer- Balcony, Deck, or Patio
- Cable-ready- High-speed internet

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