Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond: Five Community Businesses

Port Richmond is a close knit community, known for its large Polish and Irish immigrant population. That said, there is plenty of diversity within the borders of the region. This diversity is seen throughout the community in stores and restaurants. Many of the owners of these stores have grown up in Port Richmond and have seen […]

 By Jennifer Nguyen

Queen Village: Philly AIDS Thrift Going Strong After Eight Years

Queen Village: Philly AIDS Thrift Going Strong After Eight Years

South Philadelphia favorite Philly AIDS Thrift celebrated its eighth anniversary this past weekend – and it has a lot to celebrate as a local style hub as well as a charitable organization. The store, which is located right off South Street, is a potpourri assortment of secondhand gems that has been attracting locals and tourists […]

 By Melissa Robbins

Allegheny-West: Sweet Success

Allegheny-West: Sweet Success

Allegheny West Foundation, a community development center, is a pillar and has made great investments into the North Philadelphia neighborhood. “What we at Allegheny West are doing is embracing the community as a whole from economic development to educational excellence,” said Ron Hinton, head of the foundation. Area students can receive after-school support through the […]

 By Jessie Fox

Germantown: At 10 Tons of Clothing A Week, It’s More Than the Average Thrift Shop

Germantown: At 10 Tons of Clothing A Week, It’s More Than the Average Thrift Shop

The Germantown Thrift Shop, located at 101 E. Chelten Ave., raises funds for the Whosoever Gospel Mission and provides real-life workforce development training for the men who are enrolled in the New Life Rehabilitation and Job Readiness program. For the men at the mission the thrift shop has acted as a stepping stone by providing […]

 By June Fredericks and Tina Diserafino

Logan: Hats Off to Tillman’s Boutique

Logan: Hats Off to Tillman’s Boutique

Settled at the edge of Logan’s Broad Street shopping district, Tillman’s Boutique has impeccably dressed the community from head to toe since 1997.  Noted for its unique collection of hats, Tillman’s has served as a gem to locals in the neighborhood. Floid Tillman, a retiree of the Philadelphia Police Department, and his wife Martha, first […]