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Manayunk: Seven Niche Shops Bringing The Community Together

Manayunk: Seven Niche Shops Bringing The Community Together

Customers and shop owners along Main Street say the area embodies the “Cheers” mentality – it’s a place where “everybody knows your name.” The street is packed with small specialty businesses run by people who are not only passionate about their companies but about the Manayunk community. Main Street Music, 4444 Main St. A fixture […]

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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 […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a little spring-time wandering through neighborhoods and you might think of it more as “the city of hidden gems.” The spring season certainly brings about a lot of movement and fun to be had throughout, and this year is no different. From a family-friendly […]

 by Amelia Brust

Spruce Hill: 43rd & Baltimore Plans Change with Neighbors’ Input

Spruce Hill: 43rd & Baltimore Plans Change with Neighbors’ Input

Plans are underway for the empty lot at the corner of 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue. What began as a basic residential complex has expanded to 7,300 square feet of retail space, 108 residential units, 25 to 35 condo units and 93 parking spaces. The project is a partnership between New York-based Thylan Associates and U3 […]

 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, […]