Just north of the Art Museum and Fairmont neighborhoods, as well as being situated within minutes of Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill Expressway, Brewerytown has seen a recent upgrade as the city limits continue to expand. Buyers and real estate developers alike have rediscovered this area which was once home to over 20 breweries within a 10 block radius, throughout the 19th and into the 20th centuries. During this late 20th-century the local industry experienced a major slump started by the implementation of prohibition in the United States, and beer production moving primarily to Midwest, every single brewer had vanished by 1987. The influx of young professionals with a need for reasonably priced, spacious, new construction homes has awoken this area for redevelopment. With new development comes new restaurants. RyBrew is a modern sandwich and beer shop near 28th and Girard Streets who is mostly known for creative takes on sandwich classics including the turkey club and BLT. Deborah’s Kitchen is a legendary Brewerytown soul food restaurant that brings together residents and visitors to the neighborhood alike with their savory dishes and high quality customer service. Center Stage Designer Apparel offers customers many options in the way of high-end urban fashion and the latest designer jeans and shirts. Sunnyside Diner is a long-time Girard Avenue landmark for breakfast and brunch appetites both big and small. Easy access to the ‘El’ or Girard Avenue trolley. The city also has an extensive community plan to include shopping, new homes, parks and a community center. Ask me for the details!