Mention of the T&T bar once again raised eyebrows at the Frankford Civic meeting on Thursday night. Neighbors have been watching with concern as work has been going on at the now closed bar at Margaret and Hawthorne Streets. It has been not quite a year since young Christopher Spence lost his life there in a senseless shooting. Jason Dawkins, Councilwoman Sanchez representative at the meeting assured everyone that the building was not ever going to open up as a bar again. The building is for sale and the community will have input as to its future use.
In other news at the meeting, the representative of the owner of Torresdale Appliance and Furniture (4571 Torresdale Ave.) presented their zoning case. The use of the building has changed and they are looking for support from the Civic. They board voted unanimously to
support their application.
Stephanie Clymer made a presentation on behalf of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. From Manny Citron of PhillyRising, they are working on a community garden or gardens in Frankford that will hopefully be available in the Spring. From Edgardo Gonzalez of Tony Payton’s office, there is still interest from the The Center for Urban Theological Studiesin taking over the old Frankford Community Y building. No decision has been made as yet.
The next Frankford Civic meeting will be on March 1st at 7PM at Aria Health.