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Roxborough: Retired Firefighter’s Antique Store Gives New Life To Old Kitchen Appliances

Roxborough: Retired Firefighter’s Antique Store Gives New Life To Old Kitchen Appliances

About 20 years ago, Rich Boris’ life took a turn to the past. Boris started working as a security guard at a shop on Main Street in Roxborough after retiring from the Philadelphia Fire Department. The shop called Two by Four sold old-fashioned appliances. Boris noticed that many people purchased these items and began to […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Local Music Store Provides a Unique Experience for Shoppers

Chestnut Hill: Local Music Store Provides a Unique Experience for Shoppers

Hideaway Music is a store located in Chestnut Hill that sells CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and vintage audio equipment. “I was looking for something else to do professionally,” said storeowner Brian Reisman, who opened the shop 13 years ago. “I saw that there was a need for a music store up in Chestnut Hill.” The shop buys […]

 

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Amateur Sports: Vintage Baseball Looking to Breakout Across Philadelphia

Idyllic. Pure. Gentlemanly. These are the words used by Philadelphia Athletics left fielder Greg “Southwark” Stoloski to describe the game of vintage baseball. Vintage baseball is simply a re-creation of the sport as it was played in the mid- to late-19th century. Teams typically play a doubleheader against one another. The first game is played by a […]

 

Queen Village: Five Thrift Shops Where You Should Buy, Sell and Donate

Queen Village: Five Thrift Shops Where You Should Buy, Sell and Donate

Thrift shops, like Retrospect (above), are popping up all around Philadelphia, and the center of the used and vintage craze is Queen Village. With Fabric Row on 4th Street, many thrift and vintage shops have appeared on neighboring 5th and South Streets. Each one has its own flair. Some take solely donations while others are willing […]

 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 Natasha Shapiro

Germantown: Wistaria Vintage Perpetuates the Past

Germantown: Wistaria Vintage Perpetuates the Past

Buying used clothes, often called “thrifting,” has become fashionable, but many people often confuse the term thrift with vintage. Wistaria Vintage, located at 6375 Germantown Ave., is a vintage shop where the mission is to correct this common misconception. “There’s a difference between vintage and thrift,” said Wistaria Vintage owner Jose Sanchez. “I’m not just […]

 By Chelsea Solitrin and Amanda Carden

Queen Village: Reinventing the Wheel

Queen Village: Reinventing the Wheel

The spring-cleaning bug—we’ve all felt it. It’s that almost insatiable need to rearrange a room, dust and polish everything within sight and of course, throw stuff out. It is a time to get rid of all the stuff that you can’t remember why you ever bought in the first place. Out with the old and […]

 By Kellie Meyer and Frances McInerney

Ludlow: Not Just Antlers Inside This Lodge

Ludlow: Not Just Antlers Inside This Lodge

You won’t just find hunting gear inside this Lodge. The new store located on Second and Girard brings a unique mix of modern and vintage fare to the area. The store resembles an old wooden lodge with oak panels and animal heads mounted on the walls. What’s inside the store proves it is anything but your […]