Monday, December 24, 2012
Forget something? Find out what your local grocery store hours are for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Many grocery stores have changed their hours on account of the holiday. If you have last minute grocery shopping to do, you may what to take note of special holiday hours. Below are local store hours for Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. Mt. Airy Acme: 7010 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 Food For All Market: 7127 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119 Weavers Way: 559 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119 Chestnut Hill Weaver's Way: 8424 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 Pathmark: 7700 Crittenden St., Philadelphia, PA 19118 Phoenixville Acme: 785 Starr St, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Giant: 700 Nutt Rd, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Redner's Warehouse Markets: 202 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460 Haverford and …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Pearl's Pop Up Shop opens Thursday.
Another pop-up shop is coming to Mt. Airy village. Pearls Pop Up Shop, a limited-time store that will sell traditional Pennsylvania Dutch redware and "art as wearable' jeweler, will start its short-term run in Mt. Airy on Dec 20. The store, which is being run by Heather Fowler of Germantown and Pearl Davis Moore of Chestnut Hill, will be open Dec 20-24, Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm, at the Green on Greene building at corner of Greene Street & Carpenter Lane. This is the second pop-up store at this location in December.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Despite appearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment, two Chestnut Hill businesses continue to be at odds.
A dispute between two Chestnut Hill businesses didn't quite get the resolution their owners were expecting when they went before the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment on Dec 12. Michael Mendlow, a dentist with a practice at 8505 Germantown Avenue, went before the zoning board Wednesday after filing an appeal against the city's Licence and Inspections department, which approved Maplewood Music to move in at 8507 Germantown Avenue, right next to his practice. Ever since the music school established itself in July, Mendlow's practice has been suffering, he told the board. "My professional life in Philadelphia depends on this." he said. "My professional life in Philadelphia depends on this." "I've been [at my Germantown location] for 35 …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The restaurant will open at the old post office on Germantown Avenue.
Mt.Airy is getting a new chicken wing restaurant. Wingstop, a Texas-based chicken restaurant announced that it will be opening two locations in Philadelphia, including one in Mt. Airy, in "early 2013," according to a release from the company. The restaurant will be opening at 6700 Germantown Avenue, in the former U.S. Post Office building in West Mt. Airy. Philadelphia native Richard Johnson of Jomartt Enterprises, L.P. Johnson signed a multi-unit development agreement earlier this year for eight new restaurants in the area, the release states. “Philly is an exciting, growing market for the Wingstop brand and I am excited to be a part of it,” he said in a release. “Growing up in Philly, I know the city craves good food and I can’t wait …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A West Mt. Airy pop-up shop will be opened and closed by Sunday.
Philadelphia artist Lisa Hurwitz is hosting her second Mt. Airy pop-up shop for a very limited time this coming weekend. Friday through Sunday, Dec 14-16, Hurwitz is presenting “Three Aprons” at the Green on Greene building, located at Greene Street and Carpenter Lane, across from Weavers Way in Mt. Airy. The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pop-up shop will feature painting and drawing work from Hurwitz, as well as pieces from six other city arts. The following artists will have their work on display:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A local business owner is taking his complaints to the city's zoning board.
What started as a new business entering Chestnut Hill has evolved into a dispute that is spilling over into Center City. Michael Mendlow, a Chestnut Hill dentist, will appear before the city's Zoning Board of Appeal on Wednesday to protest a zoning permit that allowed Maplewood Music Studio to open next door to his practice on Germantown Avenue. According to the release posted on the zoning board's website, Mendlow's appeal is based on "noise coming from the business" that is "disrupting [his] business and causing [him] to have to leave [his] office and dismiss patients." This isn't the first time Mendlow and Maplewood Music have had this particular issue. Mendlow appeared before the CHCA's planning and zoning committee in September and …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Shop in Chestnut Hill and you might win free tickets.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Anthony Bourdain's new show featured a Mt. Airy staple.
Though Foobooz confirmed it back in July, it seems to bear repeating now: Mt. Airy's own Chef Ken was featured in a Philly-centric episode of Anthony Bourdain's "The Layover" Monday night. At the risk of editorializing, this is pretty cool for the Northwest and for Chef Ken. Read more about the Germantown Avenue staple here.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Patch brings you a few suggestions for shopping close to home without leaving home.
We all know the advantages of shopping locally: It's an investment in your community, an important way to keep money local during trying economic times, and a way to lessen your carbon footprint. But, what if you prefer to do your shopping from the sofa? Never fear: there are still ways to shop close to home without actually leaving home. Etsy, a website for vintage and handmade wares, is a great resource for the online shopper. The site has sellers from all over the world, but includes an Etsy Local page where you can select your location and only shop close to home. Check out the lists below for jewelry, soaps, scarves, dog treats, spices, art, clothing, journals and other holiday gift ideas—all made in the Northwest Philly area and …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Mt. Airy pub made the cut as one of the city's best bars.
McMenamin's in Mt. Airy was recently named one of Philadelphia's top 50 bars, according to a poll done by Foobooz. The website called the bar "one of the best choices out there" for "watching sports and eating wings," and praised its "great beer and inventive food." Perhaps more tellingly, the Mt. Airy drink spot was the only bar in the Northwest to make the list. Check out the full list of Philly bars here, see the map that shows each bar's location here, and see what Foobooz had to say about McMenamin's here. More on McMenamin's: