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Back when teachers from across Northwest Philadelphia used to patronize the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy, many would strike up conversations with the staff. At some point, the conversation would … more
Move over, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After more than a year of getting hammered by the Covid pandemic, small business owners deserve all the love they can get this year on Small Business … more
You’ve been good this year, right? So, take a little time out from your holiday to-do list and take advantage of the offerings of Chestnut Hill’s luxury spas. Think of it as a … more
Getting a pair of new eyeglasses used to mean going to your optometrist, getting a full eye exam and then choosing a pair of frames from whatever modest assortment was on hand.  Not so … more
If you think you’re noticing an uptick in the number of Black female shop owners in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy in recent years, you’re not imagining things. more
A Philadelphia City Council committee approved legislation to make these “streeteries” a permanent fixture in some parts of the city last week – a move that many in the Northwest say is a very good thing. more
With all the new gizmos and gadgets that children are plugging into electrical outlets nowadays, Beth Milley will have you know that the old school “vintage” toy are still among Villavillekula’s top selling items. more
Rashika West hit the ground running when she launched Essential Community Connections at 8030 Germantown on the first floor of the Venetian Social Club. more
Fires in California, a lack of dock workers in France and a problem at the Canadian border are having a trickle down effect felt by shop owners on the Avenue. Shelves are not bare. Yet. But some coveted holiday items may be in short supply. more
Villavillekula has been through a few changes since it first opened back in 2014. And now it’s celebrating another one. more
Mt. Airy resident Laura Cohn is celebrating the 25th year she’s been running her holiday pop-up store featuring handmade gifts from Bali with a long list of events, starting now and running … more
Lynn Washington was always interested in literature and education, but it wasn’t until she became a Director at the Free Library of Philadelphia, creating graphics and exhibits and promoting … more
The Avenues Café offers Lee Locklear a chance to blend his business acumen and cultural heritage. more
We received a letter recently from Rebecca Choitz of Chestnut Hill, who informed us that the retirement of Gerald P. Leaube, the hairdresser at Gerald Paul, 8316 Germantown Ave., was causing quite a stir among his loyal customers. more
B.Q. Basement Systems, which specializes in basement waterproofing, concrete leveling, crawl space, foundation repair and gutter installation, recently was ranked number two in the small-businesses category of The Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2021 Top Workplaces. more
Garden State Tile is relocating its Philadelphia showroom from Center City to Chestnut Hill, on the east side corner of Germantown and Moreland avenues, just up the street from Staples. more
While the exact space was not named because of negotiation status, it was described as slightly larger than the Chestnut Hill location, with 10-13 parking spaces, close to a public transit stop. more
The Chestnut Hill Business District announced that as of mid-September Ann Nevel has joined their staff in the role of Retail Advocate, a role she says will “create a buzz” about shopping in Chestnut Hill. more
Everything you ever wanted to know about making and enjoying beer can be learned at the Attic Brewing Company. more
The 2021 warehouse sale returned to the Hill last weekend. more
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