Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New music venue proposed for the Waterfront


Not just a music venue.

Michael Samschick, who has been buying up property along the Delaware River Waterfront for the last 4 years, is planning a multi-use building while reusing a historic structure.

Here's the plan so far:

  • 3,000 Seat Music Hall
  • Bowling Alley
  • Distillery
  • New Restaurants
  • Country/Western Live Music Establishment


The first 4 items above would all be located in the former Ajax building on the corner of Frankford Ave and Delaware Ave. One of the buildings next door (44 Richmond St) will host the Country/Western idea.

This kind of development is great for Philadelphia. It builds on the waterfront master plan, reuses an old/historic building, brings more entertainment venues to our city (which in turn brings more restaurants, stores, and people), and capitalizes on the multi-use concept.

Thumbs up from me.

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