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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Philadelphia Apartments - The Chocolate Works


The Chocolate Works is located in the heart of historic old city Philadelphia, now one of the hottest areas in town! The dynamic resurgence of this neighborhood places you right in the center of community theaters, galleries, trendy shops and services, eclectic clubs, and cafes. Plus, you're within walking distance to the quaint brownstones and attractions of Society Hill, the Market Street East shopping and historic corridor and the entertainment venues along Penn's Landing waterfront district. Parking is plentiful in the area, the Ben Franklin Bridge, going to and from New Jersey is close by, as are major highways and public transportation.

The history of Chocolate Works dates back to the late 19th century when the building was home to the world-renowned Wilbur Chocolate Company. The five historically certified buildings that comprise this complex were handsomely restored by Historic Landmarks in the 1980's and transformed into a luxury apartment community of 135 distinctive residences.

Great care has been taken to preserve such architectural details as exposed brick and wood beams, high arched windows, and unique portholes, while adding such tasty ingredients as an elaborate, landscaped forecourt with Victorian-style trellis and steel sculptures, and an inviting glass-walled lobby. The studio, one, and two bedroom residences are generously sized and offer a full complement of luxury amenities such as professional 24-hour property management and a full-time front desk to ensure your complete satisfaction and peace-of-mind.