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Brewery-winery combo to open in West Philly

From left to right, Brendon Boudwin and Kyle Wolak
Brendon Boudwin and Kyle Wolak. Photo courtesy of Carbon Copy

There are breweries. There are wineries. Then there is Carbon Copy.

Driving the news: The city's first brewery and winery combo is in the works for West Philly at the site of the Dock Street Brewery, which ended its 15-year run at the end of May.

Mike D'Onofrio
5 hours ago - News

District schools to start year with face mask mandate

Illustration of magnets on a school locker in the shape of a contact tracing chart.
Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Students and staff in district schools must wear face masks when classes resume later this month.

  • Yes, but: Only for two weeks.
Mike D'Onofrio
Aug 12, 2022 - News

New digs for African American museum

The Family Court Building located at 1801 Vine St.
The Family Court Building located at 1801 Vine St. Photo: Alexa Mencia/Axios

The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is moving to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Driving the news: The city revealed Thursday that it will redevelop the massive, long-vacant classical building known as the Family Court Building on the Parkway at 1801 Vine St., which will house the African American museum and other tenants.

Mike D'Onofrio
Aug 12, 2022 - Sports

Your guide to the Eagles preseason

Data: FanDuel; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: FanDuel; Chart: Axios Visuals

Eagles preseason kicks off against the New York Jets at 7:30pm Friday at Lincoln Financial Field.

Here's a preview of this year's Birds team.

Hot homes: 5 houses for sale in Philly starting at $230K

 3430 W. Penn St.
3430 W. Penn St. Photo courtesy of Anne O'Malley

With Philly's tight housing supply, new gems aren't so easy to come by. But this week's roundup of especially swoon-worthy homes might have you fooled.

6103 Chancellor St. — $230,000

Why we love it: From the enclosed porch with tile flooring to the bay window in the primary bedroom, there's a lot to love about this townhouse.

This Filipino food cart has the best cheesesteak in Philly

Tabachoy’s bistek cheesesteak at Mural City Garden.
Tabachoy's bistek cheesesteak at Mural City Garden. Photo: Shane Savitsky/Axios

I'm just gonna get right to it with a hot take: the best cheesesteak in Philly isn't at any of the usual suspects but from the humble Filipino food cart Tabachoy.

  • Their soy marinade makes sure the meat is flavorful and juicy, instead of the dry blandness you can get elsewhere. And it's got "chili-vin whiz" and fried shallots!
Mike D'Onofrio
Aug 11, 2022 - News

Unvaxxed city employees get the boot

Illustration of a rope barrier with a vaccination card hanging from the rope section.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The Kenney administration is firing 83 city employees over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, while thousands of others have won exemptions.

Why it matters: The terminations, announced on Tuesday, mark the end of the city's effort to fully enforce its vaccine mandate, which was announced in December 2021 but delayed several times due to pushback from police and firefighters unions.

Mike D'Onofrio
Aug 11, 2022 - News

No new solutions to city's gun violence crisis

District Attorney Larry Krasner, police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Mayor Jim Kenney and Ala Stanford, regional director for Department of Health and Human Services Region 3.
From left to right, District Attorney Larry Krasner, police commissioner Danielle Outlaw, Mayor Jim Kenney and Ala Stanford, regional director for Department of Health and Human Services Region 3, meeting Wednesday. Photo: Mike D'Onofrio/Axios

Federal health officials and the city's top leaders pledged at a closed-door meeting Wednesday to boost collaboration around efforts to reduce soaring levels of violence in Philadelphia.

Yes, but: The meeting didn't lead to any new anti-violence solutions, officials told reporters after it ended.