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Manayunk: Seven Niche Shops Bringing The Community Together

Manayunk: Seven Niche Shops Bringing The Community Together

Customers and shop owners along Main Street say the area embodies the “Cheers” mentality – it’s a place where “everybody knows your name.” The street is packed with small specialty businesses run by people who are not only passionate about their companies but about the Manayunk community. Main Street Music, 4444 Main St. A fixture […]

 

Passyunk: Business Improvement District Works to Bring Back Community Culture

Passyunk: Business Improvement District Works to Bring Back Community Culture

Small businesses in this not-quite-fully-recovered economy are not generally thought of to be a safe bet but on East Passyunk Avenue, Renee Gilinger has bid farewell to much of the doubts and insecurity concerning small, independent business. “In 2009, we opened 20 new businesses when the rest of the world was crashing around us,” Gilinger explained. Gilinger, […]