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Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

Brewerytown: Community Members Use Social Media to Follow Local and National Politics

As tensions run high regarding the impending 2016 presidential election, members of the Brewerytown are turning to social media to stay involved. State Rep. Donna Bullock, whose office is located in Brewerytown, is also using social media to bring these issues closer to home. According to the Brewerytown Neighborhood Plan, the area faced many issues concerning […]

 

Brewerytown: Le Cat Café Doing Its Part In Saving the Strays

Brewerytown: Le Cat Café Doing Its Part In Saving the Strays

Le Cat Café, the city’s first café dedicated to rescuing cats off the streets, opened its doors in March in Brewerytown. Kathy Jordan, the shop’s owner, is also the founder of Green Street Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to saving cats and finding them suitable homes. “One cat in its lifetime can create something like 700,000 kittens because […]

 

Brewerytown: Curve Conscious A Consignment Store Exclusively For Plus-Size Women

Brewerytown: Curve Conscious A Consignment Store Exclusively For Plus-Size Women

Consignment stores have become an increasingly popular retail destination, however, these stores often do not often target a certain demographic: plus-size women. Hoping to change that, Brewerytown businesswoman Adrienne Ray (below) decided to open her exclusively plus-size consignment shop, Curve Conscious, 2719 W. Girard Ave., in June. Since then, Ray said, the store has been a hit.     This consignment shop, […]

 

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

In April, Brewerytown residents welcomed the Yoga & Movement Sanctuary on 2623 W. Girard Ave. with curiosity and eagerness. It’s co-owners, Emile Sorger and Noah Julian, had both been teaching yoga at various studios in the city for years before a developer at MM Partners LLC gave them the opportunity to open their own. Julian explained what […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

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Brewerytown: Coffee Shop Doubles as a Resource for Former Foster Youths

Brewerytown: Coffee Shop Doubles as a Resource for Former Foster Youths

Though it seems like an ordinary coffee shop, The Monkey & The Elephant in Brewerytown is an entirely unique organization. Its only employees, besides management, are young people who have just recently exited the foster system. Lisa Miccolis, the founder and executive director of The Monkey & The Elephant, pictured above, had years of experience working […]

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Brewerytown: David Waxman, MM Partners Building up Brewerytown

Brewerytown: David Waxman, MM Partners Building up Brewerytown

Historically, business in Brewerytown has had its ups and downs. The arrival of prohibition in America shut down its booming breweries and distilleries, but industry survived into the mid 1900s. By the 1980s, jobs disappeared and the neighborhood suffered. Today, there is a slow resurgence of businesses, mostly on Girard Avenue. David Waxman, along with his […]

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Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

Education: Five Schools Impacted By Budget Cuts

As education budget cuts have spread throughout the state of Pennsylvania, building closures present a way for school districts to quickly lower their costs. In Philadelphia, a large wave of closings occurred in 2013. During this time, the School District of Philadelphia closed 23 schools to help shrink a looming financial deficit of more than […]

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Brewerytown: Gardeners Grow Strong Roots in Community

Brewerytown: Gardeners Grow Strong Roots in Community

The Brewerytown Community Garden brings fresh, inexpensive fruits and vegetables back into the community while also engaging residents with various events. “I love gardening, it kind of calms me down, it’s good for you,”said garden member Jeannie Brooks. “I grew up in a family of farmers and singers from Hopewell Township in New Jersey.” When Brooks relocated to […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard Veterinary Clinic Goes Beyond Routine “Family” Care

Brewerytown: Girard Veterinary Clinic Goes Beyond Routine “Family” Care

The Girard Veterinary Clinic has been treating animals for almost 21 years. Located at 2806 W. Girard Ave., the clinic was one of the first to open in the area and serve the community’s needs, according to owner Dr. Cynthia Balzer. It was Balzer’s love for animals that led her to Brewerytown and the animals there that needed care. […]

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