Last week Lauren Macaluso from the blog “
Philadelphia Neighborhoods” came by the buildings to do a piece on our project. It came out yesterday, it’s pretty cool and even has an accompanying video.
Check out the entire article ->
Fishtown: Owners Seek to Build Highest-Standard Green Buildings
At closing, the Sellers’ agent, Chris Somers, mentioned making a blog post about Jack Riehl, the Great Great Grandson of an owner of a tavern located at the future YIKES office. I had to hunt the blog post down, because I love finding out about the history of the buildings.
Check it out, it’s very interesting:
The Gentleman Ghost of Fishtown
Tracy under the SOLD sign of YIKES's future home
Today is a big day for YIKES. Owners, Tracy and Mia Levesque, purchased 2 vacant, run-down buildings on East Girard Ave in Fishtown that will contain YIKES’ future home.
The planned green renovation will bring the buildings to LEED Platinum status, the highest level of certification of this green building certification system.
Since it’s inception in 1996, YIKES has been dedicated to sustainable and green business practices. The opportunity to build and occupy a LEED Platinum office is a dream come true for us.
We are excited to document the project as we go from blight to building, contributing to the vibrant revitalization of the Girard Ave commercial corridor in Fishtown.