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: Five People Making a Difference

Amateur Sports: Five People Making a Difference

Philadelphia’s sports teams are known around the city to give back to the community through various charities and fundraisers. For instance, one of the Phillies’ causes is ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The team orchestrates a popular event every year called the Phillies Phestival, which raises money for the local chapter of the […]

 

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 Emma Jones

Fishtown: Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Fishtown: Businesses Use Social Media to Connect with Customers

Across the world, businesses are incorporating social media into their marketing strategies in new and exciting ways. Fishtown business owners are no stranger to this marketing tool and have been taking advantage of all that is offered on these websites. Whipped Bakeshop, located at 636 Belgrade St., creates custom baked goods and has started using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr to engage […]

 By Autumn Kelly, Jillian Mallon and Priscilla Ward

Fairmount: Artist ‘Peanut Butter’ Shows His Work at Gallery

Fairmount: Artist ‘Peanut Butter’ Shows His Work at Gallery

Artist Robert Woodward, better known as Peanut Butter, has worked from his studio at the corner of 18th Street and Fairmount Avenue since 2000. It was not until this past November that he put up a sign on the front door to make it an official gallery. “Right now, it’s just evolving,” Woodward said. He said […]

 By Ben Gamber and Ashlyn Coyne

Brewerytown: Redevelopment Continues to Bring Change to Area

Brewerytown: Redevelopment Continues to Bring Change to Area

As you walk down Girard Street in Brewerytown the signs of change are extremely obvious. When crossing over 29th Street it can feel as if you walked into a real estate catalog as for sale and rent signs litter the front steps and windows of properties for more than a block. What was once a […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: New Faces Change Fifth and Thompson

Ludlow: New Faces Change Fifth and Thompson

It looks like a street that most people would rather drive by than walk down. With an empty lot filled with beer bottles and an assortment of trash on one side and slowly crumbling row homes on the other, Fifth and Thompson Street does not look like residential bliss, although it may seem like a lost […]