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Mayfair: Local Businesses and Vendors Rally for Small Spending

Mayfair: Local Businesses and Vendors Rally for Small Spending

Mayfair pop-ups may do much to unify a neighborhood, but businesses don’t all see eye to eye on the subject of regular pop-up events. The intent, to bring together community and possibly spur local spending, isn’t an idea anyone would do away with, but some businesses are much more welcoming of the idea than others. A […]

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Mayfair: Pop-up Events Bring Community Together

Mayfair: Pop-up Events Bring Community Together

Pop-ups throughout Philadelphia have been gaining popularity. These small, usually short markets come for all sorts of reasons: a beer garden in the summer, to promote a corporate brand or, in the case of Mayfair, to bring a sense of unity to the neighborhood. In 2015, Uwishunu, a tourist destination website, reported more than 20 […]

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Mayfair: Mike Scotese Says, “Not Many People Know About Mayfair.” But They Should …

Mayfair: Mike Scotese Says, “Not Many People Know About Mayfair.” But They Should …

Mike Scotese, president of the Mayfair Business Association, owner of the Grey Lodge Pub and co-owner of Hop Angel Brauhaus, was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. Known as “Scoats” to many of his peers, he has lived in Holme Circle, Frankford and Tacony. Scoats said the future of the Northeast neighborhood Mayfair is unpredictable because […]

 

Mayfair: Community Involvement Makes Bella Lisa Hair Studio a Success

Mayfair: Community Involvement Makes Bella Lisa Hair Studio a Success

Lisa Greco (above) has lived in Northeast Philadelphia her whole life. And for 16 years, she has been a Mayfair business owner. Greco owns Bella Lisa Hair Studio on Cottman Avenue, near Frankford Avenue. She has been a hairstylist for more than 20 years. “I always knew I wanted to be hairdresser, since I was […]

 By Raymond Boyd

Northeast: Mayfair CDC Outlines Major Deal at First Farmers Market

Northeast: Mayfair CDC Outlines Major Deal at First Farmers Market

Earlier this month, the Mayfair Community Development Corporation and the Allegheny Iron and Metal Corporation struck a deal to revitalize Mayfair. The partnership was reached under Philadelphia’s CDC Tax Credit Program and will allow the Mayfair CDC to receive $85,000 annually from Allegheny for the next 10 years. Sunday, the deal was announced to the […]

 By Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Preview Arrives in Mayfair

Northeast: Farmers’ Market Preview Arrives in Mayfair

The 3500 block of Ryan Avenue was transformed into a small street fair Sunday during a preview of the Mayfair Farmers’ Market due to open in April 2013. Although the market will not be open until next spring, the preview offered a taste of fall with pumpkins, apples and squash as the main produce for […]