Cedar Park

 

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Cedar Park: Neighborhood Named One of Philly’s Best Trick-or-Treating Spots

Halloween is creeping right around the corner and candy-loving kids are in luck. The city was named the fourth-best in the country for trick-or-treating by Zillow. If that wasn’t good enough, Cedar Park earned the title of fourth-best neighborhood in Philly to take the little the ones door-to-door. In Cedar Park, Halloween has become a staple for […]

 

Cedar Park: Dock Street Owner Aims to Keep Creativity Flowing at Brewery

Cedar Park: Dock Street Owner Aims to Keep Creativity Flowing at Brewery

What do you get when you take a passion for beer, a knack for business and a hardworking staff? Dock Street Brewing Company, of course. Located at 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue, the pub holds its own in the busy area by being an ever-changing spot for brew-lovers. Owner Rosemarie Certo (above) said she keeps the business flowing […]

 

Cedar Park & Spruce Hill: Five Places for Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free Food

Cedar Park & Spruce Hill: Five Places for Vegetarian, Vegan or Gluten-Free Food

It isn’t always easy to find places to eat that offer vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free options, but the cafés around Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia offer plenty of choices. Although some may not expect this neighborhood to offer such varied cuisine, both locals and tourists will be surprised to see what they find when they take a closer […]

 

Cedar Park: Greensgrow West Teams Up With Mobile Markets To Supply Fresh Produce

Cedar Park: Greensgrow West Teams Up With Mobile Markets To Supply Fresh Produce

Nestled in the middle of the 4900 block of Baltimore Avenue sun shines on what would otherwise be a vacant lot and reminder of what once was a burnt down building. “We take pride in our area,” said Jennifer Foster, retail manger of Greensgrow West. “Gardening isn’t just a hobby it’s much more than that. […]

 

Cedar Park: From Flames to Flowers (or, How a Community Garden Brings People Together).

Cedar Park: From Flames to Flowers (or, How a Community Garden Brings People Together).

In 1970, the imposing turn-of-the-century Baltimore Theater burned to the ground. With it went an adjacent naval machinery factory. A pile of charred bricks soon gave way to a secret haven for garden squatters. Situated at 47th Street and Warrington Avenue in Cedar Park, the open green space of 28,000 square feet is no longer a secret. […]

 

Cedar Park: Small Taco Stand Thrives With Neighborhood Support

Cedar Park: Small Taco Stand Thrives With Neighborhood Support

Since its emergence last month, Vanessa Jerolmack’s backyard business has garnered a strong following from surrounding neighbors near 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. Jerolmack, no stranger to the abundance of taco joints located throughout her hometown of Los Angeles, saw an opportunity to bring Mexican cuisine to Cedar Park. Starting out as a mobile taco stand for various sections of the city, Taco Angeleno‘s […]

 

Walnut Hill: Groundbreaking Swim Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Walnut Hill: Groundbreaking Swim Club Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On a quiet, tree-lined block just off of 48th and Spruce streets, patrons of the University City Swim Club scuffled by last week in sandals with swim towels clutched to chests, tote bags over their shoulders. Kids in baseball hats scampered too far from their parents, leaving whiffs of sunscreen trailing behind. Dads clutched newspapers […]

 

Cedar Park: New Coffee Roaster Goes Mobile

Cedar Park: New Coffee Roaster Goes Mobile

The popular coffee market in West Philadelphia is expanding in new ways as a rookie business is finding a unique method of getting their product to consumers.  Peddler Coffee, founded by Zachary James and Rich Kessler, is a mobile barista service that caters to various sections of Philadelphia—most recently, Baltimore Avenue in Cedar Park. They cruise […]

 

Cedar Park: A Funky Place to Get Coffee

Cedar Park: A Funky Place to Get Coffee

The converted firehouse at the corner of 50th Street and Baltimore Avenue housed Engine Company 60 and Ladder Company 13 before 1984, when the Fire Department moved just west to a nearby location. The building is now home to Dock Street Brewing Co., its most visible tenant, as well as several other businesses, including Firehouse Bicycles. […]

 By Alexandra Keller

West Philly: Music Education Improves Academic and Social Skills

West Philly: Music Education Improves Academic and Social Skills

With the $304 million deficit facing the Philadelphia School District this year, music education was among the first programs to get cut. However, one special after school program is encouraging students to play on. Play On, Philly!, known as POP, was established in 2011 at St. Francis de Sales School and since then has expanded […]