Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

In April, Brewerytown residents welcomed the Yoga & Movement Sanctuary on 2623 W. Girard Ave. with curiosity and eagerness. It’s co-owners, Emile Sorger and Noah Julian, had both been teaching yoga at various studios in the city for years before a developer at MM Partners LLC gave them the opportunity to open their own. Julian explained what […]

 

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

Brewerytown: Girard-Dream Garden An Attempt To Integrate Bordering Neighborhoods

In 2011, the Brewerytown CDC and the Fairmount CDC collaborated to turn an abandoned lot into a space the two neighborhoods could put to use, creating the foundation for the community run Girard-Dream Garden. With the help of a grant from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, the Fairmount CDC was able to select and […]

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Brewerytown: David Waxman, MM Partners Building up Brewerytown

Brewerytown: David Waxman, MM Partners Building up Brewerytown

Historically, business in Brewerytown has had its ups and downs. The arrival of prohibition in America shut down its booming breweries and distilleries, but industry survived into the mid 1900s. By the 1980s, jobs disappeared and the neighborhood suffered. Today, there is a slow resurgence of businesses, mostly on Girard Avenue. David Waxman, along with his […]

 

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Catholic League Still Flourishing Today Despite Modern Changes

Amateur Sports: Philadelphia Catholic League Still Flourishing Today Despite Modern Changes

The Philadelphia Catholic League has long been recognized as one of the better basketball leagues in the state of Pennsylvania, let alone in the country. Former Philadelphia Inquirer high school writer and statistician Ted Silary said that there was such a “golden age” because of the deep tradition rooted within the league. “During the best […]

 

Brewerytown: Crime & Punishment Brings Beer-Making Back to the Area

Brewerytown: Crime & Punishment Brings Beer-Making Back to the Area

Brewerytown was home to many different breweries throughout the 20th century before and after the start of Prohibition. For a little over a year now, Mike Wambolt and his crew have been brewing beer and making health-conscious food at Crime and Punishment Brewing Co. “The name is from the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,” said Wambolt, noting […]

 

Brewerytown: Revitalizing Commercial Corridors Through Public Funding

Brewerytown: Revitalizing Commercial Corridors Through Public Funding

When you walk around Fairmount and Girard avenues, you might begin to notice local businesses receiving a facelift. The facades of some local businesses have been assisted in their transformations with help from a city-run program called the Storefront Improvement Program, or SIP for short. The SIP was founded back in 2009 by the city’s […]

 

Fishtown: Five Neighborhood Bars You Should Know

Fishtown: Five Neighborhood Bars You Should Know

The nightlife of Fishtown has gone through a revival in recent years, with popular hubs such as the beer garden at Frankford Hall and specialty take outs like Bottle Bar East. However, established bars have been able to withstand the test of time and keep their status of neighborhood hangouts for generations. Historically, the Fishtown […]

 

Fairmount: 2800 Block of Girard Avenue

[vimeo 90075147] As the sound of screeching metal grew louder, inhabitants flocked to the corner of 28th Street and West Girard Avenue. They did a quick wave and the trolley halted, allowing eager passengers to hop on the moving express. That was about the only action on a recent day on the 2800 block of West Girard. […]

 By Lindsay Wessell and Saba Abbasi

Northern Liberties: Girard Avenue Corner Stores Get Healthy

Northern Liberties: Girard Avenue Corner Stores Get Healthy

[vimeo 69039404] East of Sixth Street, Girard Avenue serves as the boundary between the eclectic neighborhood of Fishtown and the burgeoning community of Northern Liberties. Local businesses abound, Girard is a convenient go-to avenue for residents bordering both neighborhoods, particularly for its mix of restaurants and corner stores. In light of this, some local food vendors […]

 By Diana Cooper

Kensington: Little Shop of Dresses Attracts New Customers to Girard Avenue

Kensington: Little Shop of Dresses Attracts New Customers to Girard Avenue

Little Shop of Dresses, formerly known as Once Wed Again, celebrated its grand opening last weekend with discount deals, hors d’oeuvres, champagne and a flock of new customers. “­­­It’s an awesome store,” Yuliya Luts, a local resident, said. “It’s beautiful, [there are] lots of stuff here and the owner is a good girl.” After having […]