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 Post subject: HipCityVeg vegan fast food in rittenhouse square
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:52 pm 
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(if you're looking for employment, they need a cook)

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/fbh/2790230261.html

looks like it's opening in feb, and the hours will be every day 10am to 10pm
18th & Walnut

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WooHoo!! New lunch spot. I'm excited, wish I knew someone with cook experience.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Wow, it is actually going to happen! I wasn't so sure after seeing the For Rent sign still up at the old Pad Thai Shack last time I was in the Rittenhouse area. So exciting. I wish I could see a menu! We'll see about a next-month opening date, though.....

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 Post subject: Re: HipCityVeg vegan fast food in rittenhouse square
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:17 pm 
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I was wondering if this was going to happen! I am looking forward to this place opening, and so conveniently located! Vegan Philly is pretty awesome these days. We've got an all-vegan cafe, a pizzeria, an upscale restaurant with award winning chef/owner, a plethora of chinese joints and now an all-vegan fast food place!


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Oh my goodness I live next to this place! How exciting! And you guys can vet it for me when it opens so when I get back and can go I'll know what to get :)

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Are you not back yet, Randi? Are you having the time of your life? When will you be Philadelphia bound? (so many questions!) Philly misses you!


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Are you not back yet, Randi? Are you having the time of your life? When will you be Philadelphia bound? (so many questions!) Philly misses you!


No I'm here! Got back on Monday but I'm leaving Feb 1 for the longer trip. Let's hang out soon (everyone) please!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:05 pm 
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YOU GUYS. I met the owner of HipCityVeg today. Super-sweet lady. I am officially really, really excited about this place because now I'm convinced it is actually happening. Apparently they'll be opening in March, with a Burgers 'n' Fries menu developed by the chef at Vedge. There will be milkshakes involved. Burgers and milkshakes in Rittenhouse...this summer is gonna rule.

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Omzgoodgod!! This is exciting! Milkshakes on my lunch break this summer is going to be a good thing.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:43 am 
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*droooools*

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MILKSHAKES?!

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Any news on this place? I am so excited

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The (tentative) menu looks good:

http://mikesmith187.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/dsc_0896.jpg

And now for an insight into the bureaucracy of the City of Philadelphia...

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ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE, 24 JANUARY 2012 1
PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION


ADDRESS: 127 S 18TH ST
Project: Install awning and signage
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: ADR 18th and Sansom LLC
Applicant: Nicole Marquis, Hip City Veg
History: 1870; storefront added, 1915
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995
Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

OVERVIEW: This application proposes to install a wood awning above the non-historic storefront
at 127 S. 18th Street. The awning would be supported by an aluminum frame mounted into
existing bracket holes. The awning will consist of six-inch oak boards spaced three inches apart
over the aluminum frame. This application also proposes vinyl decal signage for the storefront
window.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Denial, pursuant to Standard 9.

DISCUSSION: Ms. Coté presented the application to the Architectural Committee. Business
owner Nicole Marquis represented the application.

Ms. Marquis stated that the Sign Committee of the Art Commission reviewed her proposal last
week and that the members of the Committee stated that they would approve the awning,
contingent on the Historical Commission’s approval. She stated that her new restaurant is
intended to be an example of sustainability and this would carry through to the reclaimed wood
awning. She stated that the awning would consist of oak that will look exquisite and would
complement the Rittenhouse Square area. She opined that the proposed awning would be an
improvement over the existing awning, which is a vinyl back-lit awning.

Mr. Evans asked the staff about the awning shown in the designation photo and the one that is
currently installed on the storefront. Ms. Cote explained that the awning in the designation photo
was grandfathered in with the designation and that the Commission has no record of review for
the existing awning. Mr. Evans informed the applicant that the existing awning is essentially
illegal.

Ms. Hawkins stated that historically awnings were made of fabric. She stated that she thought
that this was the first time the Committee had reviewed a proposal for a wood awning.

Ms. Marquis clarified that this awning may require new installation holes, but that she would use
existing holes where possible. She stated that she would patch the old holes with the dust from
the new holes. She stated that this would make the building look even better. She stated that
the awning will need to be supported every 30 inches as opposed to every 36 inches. She
supplied a photograph of a wood awning found in Center City. She stated that she proposed to
have a metal frame around the wood as shown in the photograph.

Our tax dollars at work...om nom nom nom!

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ORDER OF AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE
AGENDA
595TH STATED MEETING OF THE
PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION
FRIDAY, 9 MARCH 2012, 9:00 A.M.
1515 ARCH STREET, ROOM 18-029
SAM SHERMAN, JR., CHAIR

ADDRESS: 127 S 18TH ST
Project: Install awning and signage
Type of Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: ADR 18th and Sansom LLC
Applicant: Nicole Marquis, Hip City Veg
History: 1870
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995
Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660

Good luck tomorrow, Ms. Marquis!


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 Post subject: Re: HipCityVeg vegan fast food in rittenhouse square
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:34 am 
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it was probably mostly the issue of having to drill more holes in the building. i'd be iffy about that too.

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supercarrot wrote:
it was probably mostly the issue of having to drill more holes in the building. i'd be iffy about that too.
Same here, though anything being done in Fitler/Rittenhouse seems to require the blessing of the yuppie gestapo that has a say in almost anything that goes on over there, or so I hear.


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what a glorious sounding menu! And so reasonably priced too! My rittenhouse dream come true! Now, I can't wait til it opens!


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They're opening on Monday!!! http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the- ... onday.html

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Ahhhhh!

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Aaahhhhh times 2! Hopefully work won't kick my asparagus next week and I can make it out for lunch. Randi, you are in (potential) trouble being that its around the corner from you!


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oh, this is perfect. i have to be in the city at 7 anyway. maybe i'll stop by after my appointment.

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Definitely going Monday. I feel like I'm qualified for political office bc I can see vegan milkshakes from my house! I'm in so much trouble.

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Ok it's amazing! It's such a cute place and the people are really nice (nice to meet you Lolli!). I had the Ziggy burger and it is reeeeally good. Yay! Go!

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i didn't go. :-( i've been feeling crepe-y all week (caught the PAX POX. yuck) so i went right home after my appointment.

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Again, vegan philly rules right now. I made it here for lunch today and there was a line out the door!! I will say, if you don't like lots of people in small confined places, I would recommend going during off hours! Although it was busy, it was well worth the wait and I managed to snag one of the 4 tables. I ordered the Chkn Ranch sandwich, a side of fries and a green iced tea - $16.05. Kind of steep for lunch, even though the individual items are well priced. I was initially thinking upon recieving my order of fries (sweet potatoe with this amazing dipping sauce) that $4 was kind of a lot for a little...but then I tried the dipping sauce, and everything in the world was okay again. Sandwich was really good. The peppercorn ranch was tasty..the chkn patty was awesome and thick...like maybe 2 gardein patties in one. I am wondering if they make it themselves. Really looking forward to trying the burger and seitan cheesesteak sandwiches and of course the milkshakes!!

I took a picture of my meal. I'll work later on uploading it.


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