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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 […]

 

Tacony: Creativity Freshens Up Torresdale Avenue

Tacony: Creativity Freshens Up Torresdale Avenue

Walking down Torresdale Avenue in Tacony guarantees plenty of windows to look though. But sometimes windows need more than Windex, and the refreshing of buildings can give more to look at. So in 2014, the Tacony Community Development Corporation started revitalizing the Torresdale Avenue business corridor in the neighborhood. Torresdale Avenue Storefront Improvement Program (TSIP) Project Manager Alex […]

 

Mayfair: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Mayfair: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Mayfair Related to the German Population Before the Irish. Many people wrongfully believe Mayfair is traditionally an Irish-Catholic section of Philadelphia. In fact, the earliest traces of businesses across the neighborhood were made up of mostly Germans. John F. Fluehr Sr. opened his Mayfair funeral home, still in operation today, back in 1937. Two of the […]

 By Shanice Richardson

Northeast: Grey Lodge Hosts ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ for Philly Beer Week

Northeast: Grey Lodge Hosts ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ for Philly Beer Week

The Grey Lodge is helping beer enthusiasts celebrate Philly Beer Week once again, this time by recreating the game show “Let’s Make a Deal.” Participants in Friday’s game were asked to identify any items they would want to trade for a prize. Anyone who didn’t bring something they were willing to part with was given a […]

 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 […]