Brewerytown: Le Cat Café Doing Its Part In Saving the Strays

Brewerytown: Le Cat Café Doing Its Part In Saving the Strays

Le Cat Café, the city’s first café dedicated to rescuing cats off the streets, opened its doors in March in Brewerytown. Kathy Jordan, the shop’s owner, is also the founder of Green Street Rescue, a non-profit dedicated to saving cats and finding them suitable homes. “One cat in its lifetime can create something like 700,000 kittens because […]

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Fairmount: Five Locally Owned Businesses Serving the Community

Fairmount: Five Locally Owned Businesses Serving the Community

Many locally owned businesses are found along Fairmount Avenue. The variety helps fill the needs of the community and appeals to loyal customers, several business owners said. Fairmount Pet Shoppe This small business, located at 2024 Fairmount Ave., was opened by Courtney Tripp and started through her love of animals. She works with several local organizations, including Temple University, […]

 

Brewerytown: Max Ochester and His Self-Sustaining Neighborhood

Brewerytown: Max Ochester and His Self-Sustaining Neighborhood

Similar to vinyl records, the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia seems to be going through a resurgence. Both residential and commercial development is evident everywhere, and the new businesses that have opened are run by passionate people who are invested in the area. One of these people early to the potential small business boom is Max […]

 By Elizabeth Diane Sim and Brianna Michelle Bosak

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Mount Airy: Social Media Sheds Light on Local Businesses

Technology is changing the way we live. So- it is interesting to observe how Mount Airy – a neighborhood as old as America itself – is staying up-to-date, while still preserving its historic charm and quaint village-like atmosphere. Unlike most places in America, Mount Airy remains rather untouched when it comes to commercial outlets and […]

 By Erin Purcell and Max Pulcini

Axis Philly: Business Owners, Residents and Community Organizers in Germantown Work to Beautify Historic Business Corridor

Axis Philly: Business Owners, Residents and Community Organizers in Germantown Work to Beautify Historic Business Corridor

[vimeo 62719426] Longtime residents of Germantown have seen major changes occur in the business corridor of Germantown Avenue and Chelten Avenue. Once the shopping destination of the city, it has now become a place where litter lines the street and metal grates cover the fronts of buildings. Councilwoman Cindy Bass along with the reestablished Germantown Special […]

 By Michael C. Burke, Syreeta Martin and Nichole Fray

Brewerytown: Grooming Salon Owner Sells Fresh Flower Bouquets

Brewerytown: Grooming Salon Owner Sells Fresh Flower Bouquets

Tim McAdams opened a pet grooming salon in 2005 in Brewerytown’s increasingly diverse commercial sector along Girard Avenue. He said in recent years, Brewerytown has become a haven for a variety of new retail storefronts such as Color Wheel Bike Studio and Mugshots CoffeeHouse and Café . McAdams was recently inspired by the upcoming annual […]