Late last week news broke that the former Frankford Chocolate Factory on the north side of Washington Ave once owned by the late Tran Dinh Truong is back on the market and looking for a buyer. This property has been in limbo for a number of years, as Tran Dinh Truong's personal life was anything but standard.

Night Rendering of the Hudson Hotel

Last week the Philadelphia blogosphere erupted when news of a potential development at 17th and Chancellor was announced. Though the current site is an undermaintained parking garage with a façade of retail, loss of Little Pete's, a little gem with an interior from a bygone era, seemed to underscore a deeper sentiment that Philly is losing its character.


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