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Ralphie's

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Distance: 0.5 Miles

Rating 2 reviews
Villa Nuova

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Distance: 0.53 Miles

Rating 9 reviews
Wrightstown Country Store

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Distance: 1.25 Miles

Rating 7 reviews
Publick House Wycombe, PA

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Distance: 1.25 Miles

Rating 45 reviews
Adriana's Little Italy

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Distance: 1.32 Miles

Rating 28 reviews
Pineville Tavern

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Distance: 1.41 Miles

Rating 139 reviews
Dominick's Pizzeria

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Distance: 1.43 Miles

Rating 7 reviews
Panda Garden

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Distance: 1.43 Miles

Rating 11 reviews
Hometown Deli Inc

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Distance: 1.43 Miles

Rating 4 reviews
232 Corner Cafe

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Distance: 3.25 Miles

Rating 8 reviews

The Avenue of the Arts, a relatively recent addition to Philadelphia's neighborhood list, really took shape in the early 1990s as arts, entertainment and business groups came together to promote the area as an arts corridor. Its boundaries are Broad St. and one block east and west, north to Glenwood Ave. and south to Washington Ave. The Avenue of the Arts corridor had some notable existing theaters and arts-related organizations, including the historic Academy of Music building -- the long-time home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet and Opera Philadelphia until the larger Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts was completed a block south in 2001 -- Philadelphia International Records headquarters, where The Sound of Philadelphia was made with Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff at the helm, the nationally renowned Freedom Theatre and even the world-famous Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, the largest operational pipe organ in the world that has been a fixture of the John Wanamaker (now Macy's) department store since 1911.

More recent additions to the corridor's lineup include the Wilma Theater, the Philadelphia Clef Club, the Kimmel Center and its venues within, a vastly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, various visual art centers offering classses and exhibit space and many restaurants and hotels.

Because of the corridor's growth, many units of residential housing have been added in the past 10 years, notably The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Symphony House, the Ellington, 777 South Broad, the Arts Tower and others. The selection of residential housing is dominated by mid- and high-rise condominium buildings. Prices range from mid-market to luxury level depending on the building's amenities and proximity to the center of town. For those who want a neighborhood where they can step out the door and experience the energy of the city, the Avenue of the Arts is an ideal choice.

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