Powelton Village

 By Judy Kim

Powelton Village: A Small Family Business

Powelton Village: A Small Family Business

City Food Market is a local convenience store, located at 4000 Baring St., in Powelton Village. Jonathan Jimenez, 24, has been an assistant worker here for four and one-half years. Much of his job involves cooking, but he also is kept busy stocking such items as chips and sodas, which he sorts by flavor when they are […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Green Line Cafe Stands for More Than Just Coffee

Powelton Village: Green Line Cafe Stands for More Than Just Coffee

At the corner of 36th Street and Lancaster Avenue, the Green Line Café in Powelton Village is more than just an average coffee shop.  The quiet, quaint space doubles as an art gallery, where the masterpieces of the café’s employees and local artists are displayed. It’s also a popular spot where locals go to work, […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Hope and Refuge for Struggling Veterans

Powelton Village: Hope and Refuge for Struggling Veterans

The Veterans Group, located at 32nd and Baring streets, is an organization that provides help to former soldiers dealing with homelessness in Philadelphia. The goal of the program is to give them  place to live and the necessary tools to transition into productive members of society. “We help the guys coming from divorces or whatever […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Vietnam Vet Opens Up About Life After War

Powelton Village: Vietnam Vet Opens Up About Life After War

Sam Hampton, a Vietnam War veteran, never took a moment for granted since his Marine Corps days. In June 1968, the then-18-year-old went to war and has since suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Sitting in a computer chair in the office of the Veterans Group in Powelton Village, an organization that lends help to veterans […]

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