John Longacre on the Abject Neglect of City Neighborhoods

American Sardine Bar’s John Longacre: It’s Not About Race and Class

If there are folks in Point Breeze who feel slighted by the newcomers to the area, don’t blame John Longacre for the insult. All he was trying to do was shore up the West Passyunk Avenue area the way the folks over on the other side of Broad Street were turning around East Passyunk Avenue.

And if there is anything problematic about what he and other high-profile types, like real estate agent-developer Ori Feibush, are doing in Point Breeze, it has little to do with the usual suspects of race and class. Rather, Longacre says, it boils down to this: Some people out there – a small minority – simply don’t want anything to change.

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SPTR 8th Annual Wheat Beer Fest & Block Party

SPTR’s 8th Annual Wheat Beer Fest and Block Party Is Saturday, May 18th 2013

Wheat Beer Fest is South Philadelphia Tap Room’s summer kick-off block party. We’ll pour 30+ wheat beers from Abita, Allagash, Bell’s, Philly Brewing, Ommegang, Troegs, Unibroue, Weihenstephaner, and many more. SPTR’s Chef Scott Schroeder will break out the grill for a South Philly-style street BBQ. And it wouldn’t be a party without live music – bands will include the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Robotrippers, Arrah and the Ferns, and Adam and Dave’s Bloodline. Block party starts at noon and admission is free. All Wheaties will be $3 from noon-8pm. All food and beer is pay as you go.