North Central: Everybody Hits among growing businesses on Girard Avenue

North Central: Everybody Hits among growing businesses on Girard Avenue

At 3 p.m. on a quiet Tuesday afternoon, David Gavigan walks up to the front door of Everybody Hits, flipping the sign hanging in the clear glass window to ‘Open.’ With the day about to begin for the small business owner, Gavigan awaits the arrival of a yellow school bus holding the Philadelphia Electrical and […]

 By Kaitlyn Rocks

Whitman: Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings On New Bowling Alley

Whitman: Neighbors Have Mixed Feelings On New Bowling Alley

It’s not unusual to walk through Whitman and encounter some type of structure that is either a vacant lot, abandoned property or building under construction. On the corner of Oregon  Avenue and Swanson Street  lies a large factor building that was formerly a fruit and produce distributor called Thomas Colace and Company, which moved their […]

 By Lindsay Wessell and Saba Abbasi

Northern Liberties: Girard Avenue Batting Cages a Home Run

Northern Liberties: Girard Avenue Batting Cages a Home Run

It’s the first business of its kind in Philadelphia. This former home to the Sixth Street Farmers Market, a silent film theater and a scratch-and-dent appliance store, has been transformed into an indoor, three-stall automatic batting cage offering hitters anything from slow-pitch softball to fast-pitch baseball. Everybody Hits, which opened on May 4th, at 529 […]