Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Take a look at the coffee company's East Falls location.
Chestnut Hill Coffee Company opened a second location in East Falls in January, and in case you haven't had a chance to get over there, take a look at it here. For more about the coffee shop and its opening, check out this story from Newsworks, which goes into details about the plan to expand.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Get to know Mt. Airy's newest business.
Kadillac Tattoo opened its doors in Mt. Airy on Saturday, Feb 2. Here are five things to know about the new business. 1) It Isn't a Fly-by-Night Operation: Eric Perfect, the shop's owner and one of its tattoo artists, has been tattooing since 1990. Perfect opened his first parlor in Roxborough in the late 90s before moving it to Northeast Philadelphia. "I have 23 years experience tattooing, " he said. "[We've got] another guy with 13 years experience. There's a lot of knowledge and respect for the craft of tattooing here." 2) Minors Need Not Apply: By law, a 16-year-old in Philadelphia can come into a tattoo parlor and get ink with parental consent. Not at Kadillac. Perfect said that he wouldn't ink a minor, even if they have permission …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Two Northwest vets are expanding their services to include pet acupuncture.
As a veterinary doctor, Dr. Micki Mooney is available for surgeries, routine wellness vists and medical patient visits in animals; all the things one usually takes their pet to the vet for. However, Dr. Mooney offers a service that is a little less common: veterinary acupuncture. Dr. Mooney will be offering this service at both the Mr. Airy Animal Hospital and the Andorra Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Mooney, a New Jersey native, attended Rutgers University, where she received a BS in Animal Science with a minor in economics. She earned her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Just prior joining the Mt Airy Animal Hospital and Andorra Veterinary Clinic, she was a practicing veterinarian and chief of …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Kadillac Tattoo opens in Mt. Airy in early February.
Kadillac Tattoo, Mt. Airy's newest Germantown Avenue business, is set to open Saturday, Feb 2. We'll have stories about the shop and its owner, Eric Perfect, in the coming days but, in the mean time, get a sneak peak at the inside of the shop.
The Chestnut Hill Camera Shop is selling Girl Scout Cookies
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Thursday, January 31
If you are looking to get Girl Scout Cookies in Chestnut Hill, The Chestnut Hill Camera shop has got you. The store is selling cookies and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. Girl Scout Cookies are going for $4 a box.
Illness has kept the Chestnut Hill barber shop closed.
Frank's Barber Shop in Chestnut Hill has been closed for the last few days due to illness, but those looking for their haircut can come back soon. According to a sign on the barber shop's door, Frank is expected to open the shop back up Thursday, Jan 31. Here's what the sign on the door says: "Frank is a bit under the weather, but he is doing much better. He will return Thursday. Until then, you will look fine." Read more about Frank's here. Update: We got an email from Frank's granddaughter and it looks like his return is a little premature. According to family, Frank will be back at his barber shop in approximately two weeks, meaning that those looking for a cut should check back in mid-February.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Find out how one Chestnut Hill business went from an in-home operation to a bottom-of-the-hill establishment.
When Laura Flavin moved to Philadelphia with her husband in 2009, she didn’t originally plan on opening her own store for Modern Bird. Flavin, a silversmith who creates and sells her own jewelry at her Germantown Avenue boutique, got her start selling her creations on Etsy.com. Though she had run a store in Florida before moving to the city, when she stumbled across her to-be store space at the bottom of the hill, she was unsure what she would do with it. But with Flavin’s background in retail and her love of people, Modern bird grew into the brick and mortar store at 7904 Germantown Ave. The space gave her the opportunity to move from her home studio and into a “bigger and better” space to work, and also gave her the opportunity to curate…
The state wine and spirits store is closed for an "emergency."
Those looking to buy wine and spirits in Mt. Airy will have to head out of the neighborhood for the time being. The state Wine and Spirits Store at Germantown Avenue and Mt. Airy Avenue is closed until further notice, according to a sign on the front of the store. It's a little unclear as to what closed the store (the sign on the door just says "closed due to emergency"), but there is some plywood up on the storefront. The two closest area liquor stores are 8705 Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill and the corner of Chelten and Knox Street in Germantown.
The home improvement store moved in on Germantown Avenue.
Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill has another store. Sherwin-Williams, a nation chain of home improvement and paint stores, opened a branch in Chestnut Hill on Germantown Avenue near Gravers Lane early in 2013, according to a representative from the store. The paint shop, located at 8400 Germantown Avenue, is open 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The annual Mt. Airy USA event gives participants a taste of the neighborhood's best.
Friday, January 25
The following story was submitted by Mt. Airy USA: On Saturday, February 2nd at the Commodore Barry Club, Mt. Airy, USA will be hosting its annual "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" benefit. The event, which raises money for Mt. Airy, USA's community revitalization programs, boasts a lengthy list of guests and noteworthy items slated for both live and silent auctions. "We are very excited for what has become a cherished and highly-anticipated annual tradition," said Mt. Airy, USA Executive Director Anuj Gupta said in statement. "'Guess Who' is a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with each other and community-minded Philadelphians. It also allows our organization to showcase itself and the wonderful community it serves." The dinner…