South Philadelphia: T-Shirt Shop South Fellini Opens on East Passyunk Avenue

South Philadelphia: T-Shirt Shop South Fellini Opens on East Passyunk Avenue

With its bright-blue exterior and mosaic sign, South Fellini makes its presence known on East Passyunk Avenue. Opened Oct. 1 at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave., South Fellini, owned by Philadelphia filmmakers and artists, Johnny Zito and Tony Trov, is the first physical location of the duo’s internet store of the same name. The store sells […]

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South Philadelphia: Five Wellness-centered Businesses around East Passyunk

South Philadelphia: Five Wellness-centered Businesses around East Passyunk

Keeping up with health and wellness, both physical and mental, is made easy in South Philadelphia with the numerous gyms, wellness centers and organic-geared stores that have begun peppering the bustling neighborhood. Below are five places where visitors can approach health comfortably and at their own pace, whether that means stocking up on gourmet groceries […]

 

Passyunk: Nightowls on the Avenue Help Keep Crime Down

Passyunk: Nightowls on the Avenue Help Keep Crime Down

Witnesses are bad for crime, so streets packed with potential witnesses are not good settings to commit one, even if it is at night. This is one of the many factors that combine to help keep South Philadelphia’s crime rate as low as it is, specifically in the area around East Passyunk Avenue which is […]

 

Passyunk: Animal Lovers Find Pet Friendly Options in South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Passyunk: Animal Lovers Find Pet Friendly Options in South Philadelphia Neighborhood

Anyone with a pet will tell you that Fluffy is more than just an animal. They are a member of the family. And just like a new parent is willing to pay more for the organic baby food that promises to keep their infant healthy and happy, many pet owners will go out of their […]

 

Passyunk: Business Improvement District Works to Bring Back Community Culture

Passyunk: Business Improvement District Works to Bring Back Community Culture

Small businesses in this not-quite-fully-recovered economy are not generally thought of to be a safe bet but on East Passyunk Avenue, Renee Gilinger has bid farewell to much of the doubts and insecurity concerning small, independent business. “In 2009, we opened 20 new businesses when the rest of the world was crashing around us,” Gilinger explained. Gilinger, […]

 

Passyunk: Joan Verratti’s Labor of Love

Passyunk: Joan Verratti’s Labor of Love

The Italian culture associated with South Philadelphia may not be as visible as it once was, but what that culture represents is still alive and well in Joan Verratti, owner of Pollyodd, on Passyunk Avenue. While many small Italian eateries and other businesses make way for craft beer bars or small cafes, Verratti is pouring […]

 

South Philadelphia: Five Promising Impacts To The Community

South Philadelphia: Five Promising Impacts To The Community

Given the diverse culture and even more diverse community, South Philadelphia doesn’t fall short to supply all of Philadelphia with people and places that are changing the city for the better. Barbara Chaguaceda Barbara Chaguaceda, 29, founded and started Beautiful Mind Educational Therapy and Tutoring, which provides psychological services for a variation of age groups, […]

 

Passyunk: Non-denominational Fellowship Welcomes All in South Philadelphia

Passyunk: Non-denominational Fellowship Welcomes All in South Philadelphia

When Sean Roche’s pastor at Calvary Fellowship, one of the biggest church groups in Philadelphia, brought up the idea for a South Philadelphia location, Roche jumped at the chance to help. Roche, a teacher at the Calvary Christian Academy, is not a pastor by training nor does he get paid for his work, he simply sees […]

 

East Passyunk – Five Places You Should Know

East Passyunk – Five Places You Should Know

One of the most sought-after neighborhoods to live in and visit in Philadelphia is the area of East Passyunk. The area extends east of Broad Street from Washington Avenue to Snyder Avenue. The neighborhood’s history dates back to colonial America when George Washington and his troops resided on Federal Street during the Revolution. The neighborhood […]