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Mayfair: Young Entrepreneur Aims for Representation Through Clothing Business

Mayfair: Young Entrepreneur Aims for Representation Through Clothing Business

Wearing gold frilly earrings, a long, over-sized blue sweatshirt and high-waisted mom jeans, Jennifer Mota loves to experiment with bold fashion statements. At 26-years old, she is the owner and fashion designer of Hu-Huako Custom Apparel. Mota takes her business very serious; especially when it comes to making other women feel beautiful in their own […]

 

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village: Goldstein’s Clothing Store Dresses Generations of Philly Families

Queen Village is known as a quaint residential neighborhood with new bars and restaurants. On Sixth Street, a thriving business exists that has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. On a cloudy and windy Saturday afternoon, Vincent Talotta Jr., who is Italian-American and 50 years old, spoke about Goldstein’s men’s and boys’ […]

 

Germantown: Pastor David Fitzgerald Compels People to Christ

Germantown: Pastor David Fitzgerald Compels People to Christ

Whether it’s through feeding the homeless or counseling community members, Pastor David Fitzgerald stands out in the Germantown region. In an area facing a plethora of societal issues, namely poverty, the pastor actively seeks to make change day and night. He and his wife, Jocelyn, co-founded Compelling People to Christ two years ago. It is only the […]

 

Fashion: Urban Princess Boutique Owner Helps Connect the Community Beyond Fashion

Fashion: Urban Princess Boutique Owner Helps Connect the Community Beyond Fashion

Mary Harvey is the owner of Urban Princess Boutique located just off of South Street. After years of working local fashion house parties, she decided to not only open her own boutique but also become a member of the South Street Headhouse District. From there, she became a key member of the community and one of […]

 

Queen Village: Five Thrift Shops Where You Should Buy, Sell and Donate

Queen Village: Five Thrift Shops Where You Should Buy, Sell and Donate

Thrift shops, like Retrospect (above), are popping up all around Philadelphia, and the center of the used and vintage craze is Queen Village. With Fabric Row on 4th Street, many thrift and vintage shops have appeared on neighboring 5th and South Streets. Each one has its own flair. Some take solely donations while others are willing […]

 By Kyle Gauss and Matthew Pitts

Francisville: Church Gives Back to Neighborhood

Francisville: Church Gives Back to Neighborhood

Located in the heart of Francisville, the Church of the Living God has established itself as a staple of the community. Throughout the years, the church has always provided a place for locals to gather in prayer. Recently, however, the church has also become a rallying point for the needy through its multiple assistance programs. […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: Not Just Antlers Inside This Lodge

Ludlow: Not Just Antlers Inside This Lodge

You won’t just find hunting gear inside this Lodge. The new store located on Second and Girard brings a unique mix of modern and vintage fare to the area. The store resembles an old wooden lodge with oak panels and animal heads mounted on the walls. What’s inside the store proves it is anything but your […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: If Shoes Could Talk

Ludlow: If Shoes Could Talk

Thrift stores line Girard Avenue but one store in particular seems to standout. Located on Second and Girard, Reverie truly lives up to its name. As you walk in through the doors it really feels as though you are in a dream. You are thrown feet first into a time machine that takes you back into […]