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Frankford Avenue is the commercial core of Kensington cutting through and serving the adjacent Kensington neighborhoods of Fishtown, East Kensington, and Olde Richmond. Historically working class neighborhoods, the demographics in these neighborhoods are changing, particularly in Fishtown, with an influx of younger and more affluent households. Together with the momentum of redevelopment activity from neighborhoods south of Kensington, the development and appeal of Frankford Avenue as an arts corridor has helped spur recent investments along the corridor and in adjacent Kensington neighborhoods. This is evidenced by recent household growth and building permit activity. According to permit records from the City of Philadelphia, over 230 new construction permits were filed in the 19125 ZIP code in the last year alone, with 20 filed on Frankford Ave. New mixed‐use developments on Frankford Ave include Frankford Square, a 14‐unit luxury townhouse development with first‐floor commercial space, and a proposed 170‐unit multi‐family development with ground‐floor commercial. With an active business association and targeted corridor management providing technical support to businesses, streetscape improvements, and promotional events, opening up shop on Frankford Ave has never been easier. To learn more about Frankford Ave email Kae Anderson.
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NEWS & EVENTS
What better way to open up the holiday weekend than with a little First Friday action! Check out all the cool things happening here: Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only. Vape O2 411 E Girard Summer Sale! NicNacs4Peanuts 306 E Girard Vintage & antique sidewalk sale until 9:00pm[…]
The Art Dept. is hosting a workshop series beginning next week on keys to becoming a financially successful artist. Don’t miss your chance to register! Workshops will be held the final four Tuesdays in May (10th, 17th, 24th & 31st) at 6:30 pm More info and registration information can be found here.
April showers, bring May First Friday! Check out all the awesome happenings going on this month. Here’s the full run down: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks The Art Dept. is proud to present Crime Wave: New Works by James Heimer. Join us for the opening reception Friday, May 6th from 6-9PM. Heimer earned his[…]
Sorry everyone, no First Friday this month… …APRIL FOOLS! Come celebrate the first First Friday of the Spring with a special April Fools edition of this month’s events! Here’s the full run down: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks A Quivering Glisten Join us for the opening reception of A Quivering Glisten: new works by[…]
Spring is right around the corner. That means a ton of awesome stuff happening this First Friday. For REAL! Here’s a round up of all the happenings: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks Run For It: New Works by Kay Healy Opening reception Friday, March 4th 6-9pm Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar –[…]
ArtsCONNECT provides funding for mid-Atlantic-based presenters working collaboratively to engage a performing artist or ensemble. The program develops and deepens relationships among the region’s presenters, helping build a more sustainable touring environment for artists and ensembles. A competitive, peer-panel-reviewed program, ArtsCONNECT support tours developed by consortia of at least three presenters from a minimum two[…]
We are very excited about kicking off the 2016 season. Our March Workshop line up for kitchen and garden lovers is online at greensgrow.org/events (and details are below), we hope you can help spread the word! Our Summer CSA membership opens up on February 26 this year, it’s National CSA Sin Up Day. We[…]
Brrr…it’s cold out there! What better way to warm up your bones and your souls than with February First Friday? Here’s a round up of all the awesome things happening: The Art Dept 1638 E Berks “Re:mark” collaborative works by Janette Chien and Wayne Kleppe Opening reception Friday, February 5th 6-9pm Food and Drinks generously[…]
Front Street Cafe is a neighborhood Cafe open for breakfast, lunch & dinner featuring a coffee shop, fresh juice bar, restaurant with garden seating, indoor outdoor bars and private upstairs event space. FDC is the brainchild of owner Nicole Barclay, a long time resident of Fishtown. She is a mother of two, an avid yoga[…]