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Travel Resource

Philadelphia Area
Northern Liberties
An up-and-coming cultural hotspot

QUICK TIP
Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Farmers Market at the Piazza is a perfect stop for groups.

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he area called Northern Liberties began as an incentive for landowners to buy land in downtown Philadelphia. Pennsylvania founder William Penn offered people plots of land north of the city if they bought parcels downtown. That’s how Northern Liberties was named. Now, the trendy, hip area draws folks from all over the state. Within the one-third square mile bordered by Girard, Callowhill, Sixth streets and the Delaware River, artists, restaurateurs, and boutique shops flourish. Rowhouses and churches with Greek revival architecture reflect the tastes of Eastern European immigrants who called the area home in the early 1900s. If your tourists want to feel less, well, touristy, the Northern Liberties

has down-to-earth appeal that has grown to become a solid option for travelers, especially for the musically inclined. Today, the district is home to many eclectic bars and restaurants ranging from small neighborhood joints to larger venues, like the Standard Tap. For an earful of the local music scene, stop into the Buckhead Saloon, McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, or Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus. Another adult playpen to explore is the North Bowl Lounge n’ Lanes, which has the feel of a ’50s bowling alley. One of the most significant recent developments opened in May 2009 and features an 80,000-square-foot open-air plaza with free events year-round, surrounded by three new buildings, including 35 artist’s studios and boutiques, four new restaurants, 500 apartments, and 50,000 square feet of office space. The developer of

the Piazza at Schmidts, Bart Blatstein, dreamed of creating a "five-minute neighborhood" where people live, shop, eat, work, and play, all within a few city blocks.
✱ Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau | (215) 636-3327 www.philadelphiausa.travel ✱ Buckhead Saloon | (215) 925-8170 www.buckheadphilly.com ✱ McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon | (215) 928-0630 www.mcfaddensphilly.com ✱ Ortlieb's Jazz Haus | (215) 922-1035 www.ortliebsjazzhaus.com ✱ North Bowl Lounge n' Lanes (215) 238-2695 www.northbowlphilly.com ✱ Art Star | (215) 238-1557 www.artstarphilly.com ✱ Piazza at Schmidts | (215) 467-4603 www.atthepiazza.com

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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2011
Contents
Get Schooled
Attraction Squared
Hitting the Century Mark
Save the Date
Change on the Horizon
Bowled Over
Standing Apart from the Pack
Moving Day
New Scholarship Program
Woodshed or Watershed
Tap into New Partners
The Wheel Deal
Return to Glory
Tour Stop
Travel Resource: Philadelphia
Old Meets New
National Museum of American Jewish History
On Rocky’s Trail
Sports Venues
Family-Friendly Philly
Mummers Day Parade
Northern Liberties
Art Galleries
Peddler’s Village
Malls and Much More
Equipment & Services
Historical Attractions
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2011 - Moving Day
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2011 - Woodshed or Watershed
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Destinations Magazine - January/February 2011 - Northern Liberties
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2011 - Art Galleries
Destinations Magazine - January/February 2011 - Peddler’s Village
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