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Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

Queen Village: Five Can’t-Miss Places Around South Street

South Street, which serves as the northern border for Queen Village, Hawthorne and Bella Vista, is an urban melting pot. Located just southeast of Center City, the corridor has a unique edge and several can’t-miss places to eat in the area.   Jim’s Steaks Ah, the classic Philadelphia cheesesteak. That’s what this city is known for! […]

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South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly: Five Places to Satisfy Any Meal of the Day

South Philly hosts a number of good eateries that are worth trying out, and the further south you, go the more food gems you’ll find. Whether you’re trying to get some breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a snack, there are more than a handful of good choices to sate your appetite no matter what time […]

 

Graduate Hospital Area: A Fireside Chat with Christina Saboe

Graduate Hospital Area: A Fireside Chat with Christina Saboe

“I’m one of those types that if you implant an idea in my brain, I can’t get rid of it,” said Christina Saboe, owner of Fireside Camp Supply located on South Street. Her two-year-old camping supply boutique puts a spin on the traditional army green camping gear. Fireside Camp Supply is the store with an […]

 

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Queen Village: Giving a Helping Hand to Small Businesses

Philadelphia is a diverse city that is full of diverse businesses. There are 93,000 small business owners in Philadelphia according to a report done by the Sustainable Business Network. There is a concentration of small businesses on Fabric Row, located on Fourth Street just off of South Street. The area itself is currently going through […]

 

South Street: Legendary Dobbs Hosts Truce Initiative Fundraiser

South Street: Legendary Dobbs Hosts Truce Initiative Fundraiser

The Legendary Dobbs used its popularity in the Philadelphia music scene for a worthwhile cause. The renowned live music venue on South Street hosted The Truce Initiative’s inaugural benefit. Founded by Chuck Ahrens, the eight-month-old, non-profit organization utilizes music as therapy for young adults at risk of self-harm. “I started this because when I take […]

 

Fashion: How the Upcoming Mayor Can Improve Fashion in Philadelphia

Fashion: How the Upcoming Mayor Can Improve Fashion in Philadelphia

“I would love the upcoming mayor to be just as engaged and involved if not more, to drive the message home that art, design and made in Philly creativity is crucial to the growth of Philly,” said Elena Brennan, owner of Bus Stop Boutique. Brennan thinks that these creative outlets could help the city flourish […]

 

Amateur Sports: Five Ways to Dance Yourself into Shape

Amateur Sports: Five Ways to Dance Yourself into Shape

A 2012 Albert Einstein College of Medicine study found that dancing once a week can improve brain functionality, which is why it is no surprise dance fitness has become one of the most popular ways to stay active. Fitness clubs, gyms and dance studios offer some of the most unique dance and full-body workouts that help participants enjoy […]

 

South Street: Words are Mightier Than the Sword for Veterans

South Street: Words are Mightier Than the Sword for Veterans

Lamont B. Steptoe said that when he returned from Vietnam, he was ready to buy a gun. In the wake of a much-debated war, the veteran was so frustrated with his country that he said he was ready to become a “home-grown terrorist.” Instead, Steptoe picked up a pen. He joined Warrior Writers, a veterans-focused arts […]

 

South Street: Meet Isaiah Zagar, the Mosaic Man

South Street: Meet Isaiah Zagar, the Mosaic Man

Anyone who knows Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar will tell you that he is a storyteller at heart. His stories are told through the jagged and shimmering pieces of tile, glass and what some would consider garbage that he has arranged into large-scale mosaic masterpieces. For those who don’t know Zagar personally, they are likely to […]

 

Queen Village: A Modern Makeover for Fabric Row

Queen Village: A Modern Makeover for Fabric Row

Business owners on South Fourth Street have been actively working with the Headhouse District on an ongoing streetscape project. Located between South and Catherine Streets, the area is well-known as Historic Fabric Row. It became a hot spot for Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s who made a living by selling textiles. As businesses became successful after World War II, many […]

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