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West Kensington: Weathering an Economic Storm

West Kensington: Weathering an Economic Storm

Kensington Avenue, once the area’s centralized strip of commercial business, is still bustling to this day. New faces, new businesses and new wares are sold up and down the avenue. The first mile of Kensington Avenue, which spans from York Street to Allegheny Avenue, echoes the emptiness left behind by those who have left the […]

 

Fishtown: Bicycle Stable Has Philly on Two Wheels

Fishtown: Bicycle Stable Has Philly on Two Wheels

With the high costs of driving and maintaining a car in the city, Philadelphians have started to opt for a environmentally safe and healthy choice for transportation: biking. Road rage and pesky searches for parking can be downgraded pretty quickly with the ability to switch out four wheels for two. And there’s a place in Fishtown to […]

 

Mantua: Shop Owner Gives A Part of Herself to the Community

Mantua: Shop Owner Gives A Part of Herself to the Community

Phyllis Jones-Carter provides the magic behind the thriving consignment shop located on the 3800 block of Lancaster Avenue. Jones-Carter actively supports the neighborhood and works to strengthen the community in hopes of helping it thrive the way A Part of Me has. “Having a business that hasn’t closed, a thriving business – being open, being […]

 

East Passyunk: A Destination for All Generations

East Passyunk: A Destination for All Generations

Cheesesteaks, “youse guys” and boxing may not be out of Philadelphia’s culture quite yet but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t eventually be on the brink of extinction. Maybe not but they are being pushed to the side. The diviest bars are starting to be replaced by craft beer specialty shops and lavish, upmarket liquor stores. […]

 

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

Mantua: People’s Emergency Center Seeks to Help Businesses, Drive Change

People’s Emergency Center, or PEC, has been a helping hand to the community for many years. Most known for its abundance of programs for helping families, PEC has now taken on small businesses. The dedicated staff provides many businesses the help they need to start up and survive as they help to rebuild the commercial district on […]

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