Allegheny West: Bu Bu’s Beer Deli Livelihood Threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

Allegheny West: Bu Bu’s Beer Deli Livelihood Threatened by Restaurant Licensing Bill

A tall, plexiglass wall barricades customers from a metropolis of beer, snacks and lottery tickets at Bu Bu Deli. The same wall functions as a locked door to owner Steve Taing’s home and family upstairs. He lives there with his 18 and 22-year old sons and wife, Lisa. Taing and his parents moved to Philadelphia […]

 

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Walter Palmer III of Palmer Distilling gets the word out about his Liberty gin best by simple advertising. “My wife and I are self-funding this business,” he said, “so a lot of what we do is through social media, word of mouth, or advertising free drinks on a small cardboard sign” The method is simple […]

 By Tyler Sablich

Arts & Entertainment: Art in the Age Pays Homage to Philadelphia History

Arts & Entertainment: Art in the Age Pays Homage to Philadelphia History

The people of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction took Walter Benjamin’s theory and ran with it. The German critic penned an essay of the same name in 1936 suggesting art was ever-evolving and, in order to evolve with it, artists must welcome its growth and develop new techniques. Situated at 116 N. 3rd […]

 By Amelia Brust and Lucas Rodgers

Spruce Hill: Liquor Store Expected to be “Asset” to Community

Spruce Hill: Liquor Store Expected to be “Asset” to Community

Spruce Hill gained a new liquor store at the corner of 43rd and Chestnut streets after much debate. Fine Wine & Good Spirits opened its new store on Sept. 10, replacing the Risque Video store and check-cashing business that had previously operated there. The grand opening included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free samples of wine […]

 By Corey Woods and Imani Nieves

Haddington: Olympic Champ Trains Young Boxers

Haddington: Olympic Champ Trains Young Boxers

  At 6 feet 5 inches, Tyrell Biggs presents an intimidating physical presence. However, due to his quiet demeanor, it is easy to overlook him. Biggs, 51, is soft-spoken. On most weekdays, he can be found quietly wandering around the premises of the Shepard Recreation Center, often with cups of McDonald’s coffee for his friends […]

 By Michael Gaudini

Manayunk: Businesses Brace for Bike Race

Manayunk: Businesses Brace for Bike Race

When Jesse Frank, CEO of Whirled Peace in Manayunk, saw one of his store’s frozen yogurt cups lying in the street, he stopped his car and picked it up. For a business that prides itself on being environmentally friendly, littering is certainly out of the question. And that’s part of the reason why 24-year-old Frank […]