Top New Businesses of 2012

A list of new businesses that opened their doors in 2012

Manayunk and Roxborough boast numerous businesses up and down Main Street and Ridge Avenue, respectively. While many long-time merchants continue their local successes, several new businesses have opened up in 2012.

Below is a sampling of some businesses that debuted in the past year.

The Wall Cycling Studio

The cycling studio at 100 Levering St. had its' grand opening back in June, just in time for Manayunk's famous bike race. Owner/instructor Julie Sabella's businesses is currently offering six, 45-minute classes each weekday- (5:15. 6:15 and 7:15 both a.m and p.m), as well as weekend classes and future open cycling hours during the day. 

Follow The Wall on Facebook, Twitter, or its website for more information.


Chef Moon Krapugthong, of Chabaa Thai and the former Mango Moon, teamed with head chef Haruo Ige to create Yanako, Manayunk's latest sushi restaurant at 4255 Main St. Krapugthong and Ige strive to be “simple but sophisticated with a simple price.”

Visit the Yanako Facebook page for more restaurant hours and more information.

Main Street Wine Cellar 

The award-winning Bucks County winery, Crossing Vineyards, opened up a new location at 4386 Main St. in Manayunk at 2012's Art's Festival. Manayunk natives, Larry and Debbi Milillo teamed with Crossing Vineyard's Carroll family to bring the store, which offers about 28 different wines to Manayunk.

Visit the Main Street Wine Cellar page on Manayunk.com for more information.

Hidden River Yarn 

Owner Lisa Johnson, opened Hidden River Yarns located at 4358-B Main St in September. The store serves as a one-stop shop for all your knitting and crocheting needs. Johnson, also hosts a knitting circle every Thursday evening, as well as classes for both novice and pro knitters.

For store complete info, visit the website,Facebook page or Twitter account.

The Foodery 

The Foodery craft beer bottle shop opened their long awaited third location at 6148 Ridge Avenue in Roxborough on December 27. The store's interior includes tables for dining and a Boar's Head Deli amongst the refrigerators carrying between 700 and 800 craft beers from America and around the world.

Follow The Foodery on Twitter for updates on the store.

Latitudes and Longitudes 

The one-stop gift shop at 4325 Main St. opened their doors back in June. Owner Meredith Podob's store offers various items for consumer's gift needs, such as jewelry, lotions and candles as well as items for men such as ties, flasks and cuff links. Podob also hosts a gallery opening for artists whose work hangs in her shop throughout the month.

For more information, visit the shop's Facebook page here.

Jo Ann Desper January 04, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Here are a few more businesses that made their debut in 2012 on Ridge Avenue. AdVent Marketing, Kitch-n Collectibles, Sincerely Shoes, the new Mini Market, and my own store - Blackbird House Antiques.
megan gambone January 07, 2013 at 09:14 PM
I have been to Kitch-n Collectibles and Blackbird House Antiques and love them both!
Christa Campbell February 13, 2013 at 07:59 PM
Don't forget about Merge Dance Studio which opened in Manayunk this year! www.mergedancestudio.com


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