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Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Chestnut Hill: Safety, Community Enhancement are Top Priorities for Business District Executive Director

Martha Sharkey is the executive director for the Chestnut Hill Business Association and is one of the primary people leading the way in bringing new businesses, programs and community safety projects to the local community. Sharkey, who has held her current position for three years, believes that helping bring new people to the neighborhood will ultimately […]

 

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

Brewerytown: Yoga & Movement Sanctuary Brings A New Kind of Fitness to Girard

In April, Brewerytown residents welcomed the Yoga & Movement Sanctuary on 2623 W. Girard Ave. with curiosity and eagerness. It’s co-owners, Emile Sorger and Noah Julian, had both been teaching yoga at various studios in the city for years before a developer at MM Partners LLC gave them the opportunity to open their own. Julian explained what […]

 

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Manayunk: W.P. Palmer Distillery Offers Free Tastes of Liberty Gin

Walter Palmer III of Palmer Distilling gets the word out about his Liberty gin best by simple advertising. “My wife and I are self-funding this business,” he said, “so a lot of what we do is through social media, word of mouth, or advertising free drinks on a small cardboard sign” The method is simple […]

 

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

Mayfair: Five Frankford Avenue Newcomers

It’s impossible to talk about Northeast Philadelphia without mentioning Frankford Avenue. Known to Mayfair insiders as The Avenue, Frankford Avenue was once a thriving business district in the heart of Northeast Philadelphia. Residents recall a time when Frankford Avenue was filled with retail shops, theaters and restaurants. Since then, businesses have come and gone. A […]

 By Emma Jones and Kirsten Griffin

Fishtown: Resident Opens Niche Tea House

Fishtown: Resident Opens Niche Tea House

On the corner of Frankford and Columbia avenues, a new tea and coffee shop will open on Wednesday. There were rumors the building was to be a gourmet cheese shop, but the words “Steap and Grind” painted on the side of the triangular building in faux-worn black paint helped spark new theories on Fishtown.us. The owner of the […]

 By Laurie Jamaitus

Powelton Village: Paper Dolls Boutique

Powelton Village: Paper Dolls Boutique

At 40th Street and Lancaster Avenue is Paper Dolls, a new boutique. The small shop opened on March 6 and features women’s clothing. Inside, the walls are lined with purses and T-shirts and the floor is stocked with racks and shelves of colorful, trendy apparel, jewelry and accessories. “It has different, unique items,” said Jean Cheng, […]