East Passyunk's legendary denim purveyor King of Jeans closed some time back, and neighbors have been gradually warming to the plans for the building set out by Max Glass, the 15-year-old developer prodigy. (Okay, okay—that's not his real age. He's way older: He graduated college in 2009!)
According to the Passyunk Post, Glass' latest rendering and plans were well received by the civic association, though some of the younger set will likely be disappointed by the improvements:
Glass plans to add lighting in the creepy, curved alley the city calls Iseminger "Street," which runs behind the building. (But where will all kids from Neumann-Goretti get drunk now?) Apartments between 680 and 800 square feet will be around $1,000—at least those are the tentative numbers. As for the sign, it will be preserved, somehow. The Tristan and Isolde of South Philadelphia must live on.
· Young Developer Proposes East Passyunk Rental Units for King of Jeans Spot [CPHI]
· First look at King of Jeans apartment plans [Passyunk Post]
· What Should Be Done With South Philly's King of Jeans Sign? [Newsworks]