Kensington: Impact Hub Philadelphia Seeks Global Imprint with Community Kitchen

Kensington: Impact Hub Philadelphia Seeks Global Imprint with Community Kitchen

New initiatives are happening in Kensington and for Impact Hub Philadelphia, it’s a community kitchen that will serve as a gateway for bringing together more than food and the community. Impact Hub’s Kitchen Project Manager Laurel Klein and Campaign Director Tom Wingert are planning to set the table for entrepreneurs, artists, nonprofits, activists, innovators and the […]

 

Casinos: SugarHouse Gives Back To Community

As part of the Community Benefits Agreement with SugarHouse Casino, the Penn Treaty Special Services District has received $500,000 per year from SugarHouse since opening in 2010. Once SugarHouse’s second phase is finished, presumably bringing in more revenue, the amount will jump up to $1 million per year. So what exactly does PTSSD do with […]

 

Casinos: Penn Treaty Special Services District

While the gaming license process is often presented as an us-versus-them scenario pitting the big bad casinos against potential neighbors who want no part of said casinos, the reality is much more nuanced than that. Casino-Free Philadelphia helped represent Fishtown in their fight against SugarHouse Casino, but they were by no means the only group […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: New Brewery Under Construction in South Kensington

Plan Philly: New Brewery Under Construction in South Kensington

The Fifth Street neighborhood block between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Montgomery and Germantown Avenues will soon be the home of the Saint Benjamin Brewing Co. Construction is under way for this brewery that will also have a restaurant and pub attached. The brewery is expected to open over the summer with the pub’s opening […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: South Kensington Businesses Use Internet Resources for Development

Plan Philly: South Kensington Businesses Use Internet Resources for Development

A fax machine printed out a lunch order at George’s Pizza, located at Second Street and Girard Avenue in South Kensington. Employees did not take the order over the phone—they hadn’t even spoken to the customer. Internet resources ranging from Facebook and Twitter to GrubHub and Yelp and even Lucky Ant are playing a role in […]

 By Alyssa Saylor and Sara Khan

Plan Philly: South Kensington Business Owner May Lose Seven Properties

Plan Philly: South Kensington Business Owner May Lose Seven Properties

Mel Anthanasiadis, the owner of El Greco Pizza & Luncheonette, has been quite popular over the past year and a half. His struggle to keep his seven properties in South Kensington has been featured in City Paper, News Works and other Philadelphia media outlets. The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and the Arab American Community Development Association […]

 By Sara Khan and Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: South Kensington Residents Mixed on Spitting

Plan Philly: South Kensington Residents Mixed on Spitting

Pedestrians need to focus while walking down a street—sometimes just to watch out for spit. South Kensington residents explained that spitting is common. Some said they found it gross, while other residents who do actually spit on the street or sidewalk explained why. “I think it’s disgusting. You shouldn’t be doing that with kids playing […]

 By Diana Cooper

Kensington: Little Shop of Dresses Attracts New Customers to Girard Avenue

Kensington: Little Shop of Dresses Attracts New Customers to Girard Avenue

Little Shop of Dresses, formerly known as Once Wed Again, celebrated its grand opening last weekend with discount deals, hors d’oeuvres, champagne and a flock of new customers. “­­­It’s an awesome store,” Yuliya Luts, a local resident, said. “It’s beautiful, [there are] lots of stuff here and the owner is a good girl.” After having […]

 By Colin Lindsley and Diana Cooper

Kensington: 3rd Ward Opens Its Brooklyn Workspace and Education Center in Philadelphia

Kensington: 3rd Ward Opens Its Brooklyn Workspace and Education Center in Philadelphia

In a former church turned 2,700-square-foot factory building in Kensington, 3rd Ward Philadelphia has been rebuilt to provide the old factory walls with a workshop atmosphere once again. With reconstruction beginning in 2009, 3rd Ward is now finally ready to open its doors at the end of the month. 3rd Ward is a Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary […]

 By Alyssa Saylor

Plan Philly: South Kensington Residents Volunteer for Philly Cleanup

Plan Philly:  South Kensington Residents Volunteer for Philly Cleanup

The streets in South Kensington were fairly busy this weekend. Residents were saying goodbye to trash and blight and hello to clean streets. Thanks to help from the South Kensington Community Partners and the Olde Kensington Neighborhood Association, brooms, trash bags, gloves, shovels and other cleaning items were given away to residents to aide them […]