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Tacony’s new library spurs hopes of a neighborhood reborn

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Over the last few years, there have been signs of a turnaround in the Lower Northeast neighborhood of Tacony. With the help of a  city grant, there are more than 30 refurbished storefront facades supporting a renaissance of commercial activity along Torresdale Avenue.  An upper crust bakery moved in. Something called a “sex-positive community center” is open and making use of a historic building , as PlanPhilly first reported.

What’s acutely exciting about Tacony is the lack of displacement that’s occurred amidst these changes. Tacony was celebrated by Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron earlier

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