Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Dec. 23

Lots of North­ern Liber­ties news in this week's briefs. Here's the run­down:

An­oth­er sink­hole in NoLibs

Neigh­bors on the 900 block of N. Ran­dolph Street awoke to no wa­ter ser­vice on the morn­ing of Dec. 16.

The wa­ter was in­stead shoot­ing out of an­oth­er sink­hole, which is be­com­ing a some­what com­mon ap­pear­ance in the North­ern Liber­ties neigh­bor­hood.

6ABC has re­por­ted three sink­holes in the North­ern Liber­ties sec­tion of the city, which has been plaguing the area since the end of May.

Earli­er this month, a sink­hole par­tially swal­lowed a pickup truck.

Neigh­bors have been re­port­ing the is­sue to the wa­ter de­part­ment, whose in­spec­tion team ar­rived to as­sess the dam­ages the af­ter­noon of the in­cid­ent. A crew from the wa­ter de­part­ment ar­rived on the scene just after 6 p.m. ••

Movie theatre, bar-res­taur­ant planned for NoLibs

TLA Video is rumored to be toy­ing with the idea of open­ing a new type of ven­ue in North­ern Liber­ties, which will al­low cus­tom­ers to grab a drink, en­joy a meal, and see a movie all at once.

Ac­cord­ing to Mi­chael Klein of, a ware­house at 631 N. Sixth St., owned by TLA, will house the pro­posed busi­ness. Klein said the com­pany re­cently ap­plied for a li­quor li­cense for the loc­a­tion.

The pro­ject’s de­tails are not yet set in stone. Much that still has to be done re­quires ap­prov­al from the sur­round­ing com­munity, a Phil­adelphia Busi­ness Journ­al art­icle said.  ••

Changes in mat­tress, box spring dis­pos­al in NoLibs

The Streets De­part­ment has an­nounced changes in san­it­a­tion reg­u­la­tions re­gard­ing how mat­tresses and box springs are placed out for curb­side trash col­lec­tion.

The changes will af­fect res­id­ents and small busi­nesses that have their garbage col­lec­ted by City San­it­a­tion ser­vices.

Ef­fect­ive be­gin­ning earli­er this month, act­ing streets com­mis­sion­er Dav­id J. Perri stated that res­id­ents will be re­quired to bag and seal mat­tresses and box springs in mat­tress cov­ers in or­der to be col­lec­ted.

The reas­on be­hind these changes is to pro­tect against the spread of bed bugs.

Mat­tress bags can be pur­chased at many re­tail and home im­prove­ment stores such as Home De­pot, Lowe’s, and Kmart, as well as on­line.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it phil­adelphi­­tress-re­mov­­px. ••

New man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity for East Kens­ing­ton

A met­al fab­ric­at­or com­pany is con­struct­ing a new man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity along Amer­ic­an Street in East Kens­ing­ton, which will res­ult in the cre­ation of 15 new jobs.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from the Phil­adelphia Busi­ness Journ­al, Veyko Inc. is re­lo­cat­ing­from its 216 Fair­mont Ave. loc­a­tion and con­struct­ing a $2.1 mil­lion, 11,550-square-foot build­ing on what is now a va­cant lot that sits in a fed­er­ally des­ig­nated “Em­power­ment Zone.” The com­pany is re­ceiv­ing $250,000 in an Em­power­ment Zone grant and $933,000 in fin­an­cing from the Phil­adelphia In­dus­tri­al De­vel­op­ment Corp.

Busi­nesses that move in­to these zones can ex­pect to re­ceive cer­tain tax in­cent­ives.

Veyko, Inc of­fers design, design de­tail­ing, and met­al fab­ric­a­tion and in­stall­a­tion ser­vices to ar­chi­tects, de­sign­ers, gen­er­al con­tract­ors and homeown­ers, ac­cord­ing to its web­site. ••

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