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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
Hop around the neighborhood for November’s First Friday as the Halloween fun will carry over an extra night! So many great events going on so make sure to support your neighborhood! Vape O2411 E Girard Ave Fall Savings: E-liquid as low as $7, BOGO 50% select e-liquid, extra 5% off $50+, FREE SWAG!12 pm – 10[…]
First Friday is back once again! Check out all of the spooky and sweet happenings in October’s edition below: Mantra Lounge312 E Girard Ave Every Friday at 6pm: Explore the answers to life’s big questions! Bringing the philosophy of yoga into contemporary discourse, all workshops at Mantra Lounge seek to explore the world around us[…]
Fall is approaching ever too fast so make sure to get your last taste of summer with September’s edition of First Friday!! Mantra Lounge312 E Girard Ave Every Friday at 6pm: Explore the answers to life’s big questions! Bringing the philosophy of yoga into contemporary discourse, all workshops at Mantra Lounge seek to explore the[…]
This summer is flying by so make sure you make the most out of this upcoming First Friday! Check out what is happening around the neighborhood in August’s edition! Mantra Lounge312 E Girard Ave Every Friday at 6pm: Explore the answers to life’s big questions! Bringing the philosophy of yoga into contemporary discourse, all workshops[…]
Enjoy your 4th of July and carry over the celebration the next day for July’s edition of First Friday! Keep the fireworks going as these events around the neighborhood will be sure to be a blast!! Vape O2 Lounge411 E Girard Summer Savings12:00 pm – 10:00 pmInstagram.com/vapeo2Facebook.com/VapeO26-9Juice as low as $7, BOGO 20% any juice,[…]
Kick off the start of summer in style with June’s edition of First Friday. Don’t miss out on all of these happenings around this neighborhood! Interstate Drafthouse1235 E Palmer St IPA Night – Philly Beer Week 4 pm – 2 am Like hoppy beers? Then this is the event for you! We’ll be dedicating about half of our 16[…]
Those April showers have come and gone so come out and celebrate the flowers with May’s iteration of First Friday!! We have an absolutely stacked night of events for this month so check them out below. May the fun be with you! Xhale Lounge453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape[…]
Is anything better than the sun finally shining and the Phillies back smashing home runs? Hint: There is and it’s First Friday!! Spring into action for April’s First Friday with all of these local happenings. Vape O2 Lounge411 E Girard Major vape shop sale!11:00 am – 10:00 pmInstagram.com/vapeo2Facebook.com/VapeO2Select mods/kits 30% off Select juice 50% offTanks/RDAs 25%[…]
Punxsutawney Phil couldn’t find his shadow so spring is almost upon us! Kickoff the change of season with all these local events for March’s First Friday!! Xhale Lounge453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals310 E Girard Ave First Fridays @ Rocky’s Crystals & Minerals6pm-8pm Large Selection of Crystals,[…]
You will LOVE these First Friday events for the month of February! Check out the participating locations below! Xhale Lounge453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only VapeO2411 E Girard Major Vape Shop Sale 11 am – 10 pmBuy any 2 bottles, get one for $15Select mods/kits 30% off Select juice 50%[…]