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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
The weather is getting chillier and the nights are getting longer, but don’t let that stop you from checking out First Friday in the neighborhood! Another month, another packed schedule of events! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard Vape Product Sale! | 11am-10pm 20%[…]
It’s that time of year again, PHILADELPHIA OPEN STUDIO TOURS! POST is an opportunity for people to see the behind-the-scenes of operating a gallery space or artist studio. It’s a chance to appreciate the work and effort that goes into independently operated art spaces. POST is also an opportunity to discover new art spaces in[…]
Although the weather is starting to get chilly, these First Friday events are red HOT! Check out the line up below and be sure to support the many local newcomers! Okay Fine 537 E Girard EVENT PAGE Pink Slime Gallery 454 E Girard “Yester” featuring works on paper by Kirkland Bray and Scott Albrecht |[…]
Fringe Festival is right around the corner! The event is scheduled to take place from September 7th until the 21st, and it is a wonderful opportunity to explore and support Philadelphia’s local art scene. The festival draws more than 40,000 people to the city and showcases works featuring dance, comedy, visual art, and spoken word[…]
The River Wards are turning up the HEAT for the last First Friday of the summer! We’re excited to welcome newcomers hosting their first ever events! Come celebrate in the neighborhood before the long weekend! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Mantra Lounge 312 E Girard Wisdom Series:[…]
Check out our brand new First Friday handbill layout floating around the neighborhood! Also, while you’re at it, check out these awesome events, too! Pink Slime Gallery 454 E Girard Art show featuring work from @emiliabrintnall, @willlaren, @heavyslime | 6-9 pm Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard[…]
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Keep the holiday spirit going with these rad First Friday events around the neighborhood! Xhale Lounge 453 E Girard Enjoy a cigar – 18 and over only Vape O2 411 E Girard Crazy Summer Sale! | 11am – 10pm 20% OFF Devices, 50%OFF selected e-liquid, 30ml Boom Boom juice-$9, 100ml premium juice -$28. Escape room[…]
On Wednesday, June 21st, Philadelphia will be participating in Make Music Day, an “all day, open access, free ‘do it yourself’ festival.” The festival is curated by the Make Music Alliance and spans 750 cities in 120 countries. This is a fortuitous opportunity for artists of all skill levels and experience to showcase their talent[…]
The 11th Annual “Jazz on the Ave” Music Fest featuring Philly Soul Stock is a free, outdoor festival located in the Cecil B. Moore community of North Philadelphia. The festival provides festival participants with loads of free and fun stuff to do, like a Kids Zone with face painting, moon bounce, and rock climbing, health[…]