Brewerytown: Local Business Owner Embraces Changing Landscape

Brewerytown: Local Business Owner Embraces Changing Landscape

Max Ochester, owner of Brewerytown Beats at 27th Street and Girard Avenue, moved to Brewerytown in 2010, a few years before it became the “up-and-coming” neighborhood that it is now. In late 2014, Ochester’s developer friends bought a property in Brewerytown and asked if he would like to open a small business in the location. He […]

 

Spruce Hill and Cedar Park: Five Local Businesses to Visit

Spruce Hill and Cedar Park: Five Local Businesses to Visit

In the Spruce Hill and Cedar Park sections of Philadelphia there are many companies tucked away within pockets of Baltimore Avenue. Whether you are looking for jewelry, clothing, books, games or food, there is a place for anyone’s needs or interests. Take a stroll along along the streets of these neighborhoods and make a stop at one […]

 

Spruce Hill: Resident Community Organizations Work Together to Help Neighborhood

Spruce Hill: Resident Community Organizations Work Together to Help Neighborhood

Lee Huang has lived in Spruce Hill for 20 years. For 14 of those years, he has been a homeowner, and for nine years, a parent. He is also a member of the Spruce Hill Community Association, one of Spruce Hill’s two registered community associations (RCOs). SHCA supports and works with residents and businesses located […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: South Kensington Businesses Use Internet Resources for Development

Plan Philly: South Kensington Businesses Use Internet Resources for Development

A fax machine printed out a lunch order at George’s Pizza, located at Second Street and Girard Avenue in South Kensington. Employees did not take the order over the phone—they hadn’t even spoken to the customer. Internet resources ranging from Facebook and Twitter to GrubHub and Yelp and even Lucky Ant are playing a role in […]

 By Adam Clark, Eraena Fraites and Keisha Gilkes

Haddington: Revitalization Strives to Bring New Life to West Market Street Corridor

Haddington: Revitalization Strives to Bring New Life to West Market Street Corridor

[vimeo 65434018] One of Philadelphia’s oldest high speed lines, the Market Frankford Blue Line, allows commuters to travel between Center City and West Philadelphia within a matter of minutes. However, from 1999 to 2009 the train line underwent a major transformation, which created several unexpected issues for city officials, residents and businesses near five of the […]

 By Sara Khan and Diana Cooper

Plan Philly: Alternative Currency Aids South Kensington Development

Plan Philly: Alternative Currency Aids South Kensington Development

Cleaning up in South Kensington can have some tasty results—including discounted grilled cheese sandwiches or parlor pizza—as a new alternative community currency strives to reward residents giving back to their neighborhood. “Equal Dollars are not a payment for labor,” said Sara Reed, community outreach and marketing coordinator for Equal Dollars Community Currency. “We give them […]