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What's Happening in:  Newbold :  Point Breeze 

Newbold Neighbors Association has started recruiting for their Fall Beer Tour

The Newbold Neighbors Association is looking for assistance for this year’s 2013 fall beer tour.

Joe Suchma, interim president, is coordinating the committee and he says it’s still early.

“We don’t have any details yet, that’s what the committee’s for,” Suchma said. “The event has traditionally been a tour of five to six houses, each with a different keg/food combo.”

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City programs will provide up to $50k to improve interiors of businesses

Two new city programs will help establish or upgrade high-quality retail businesses on commercial corridors, including Passyunk Avenue, South Street, Fabric Row, the Italian Market and most other South Philly centers of commerce.

And there is an informational session for business owners tomorrow morning, so if you know of someone who would be a good fit for this program, send them a link to this story or share it on Facebook TODAY.


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The first program is by the Merchants Fund, which would provide up to $50,000 grants that would be matched with an owner’s contribution to make interior improvements to stores. This program is in addition to the city’s facade improvement program, which the Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation has already augmented with its own facade program (B2, Sermania, eventually more). Continue Reading →

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UPDATED: Fringe festival is coming to South Philly in September


Like theater but without all the effort? Then here’s some good news.

The Fringe Arts festival returns to Philadelphia next month, and South Philly has more shows than ever this year. Tickets went on sale last week, which you can find here, so check out all the offerings that will be just outside your door.


· High Cheese at Adobe Café (Sept. 14 and 20), 1919 E Passyunk Ave.

A collection of sports futilities with, possibly, a cameo by former Cubs pitcher Bob Guitierrez. Karaoke master Johnny Goodtimes is one of the stars.


·  Chlamyd Dell’Arte: MORE Sex-Ed Burlesque at The Dive Bar (Sept. 10-12, 17-19), 947 E Passyunk Ave.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Teri’s bar on 9th will stay in the family, be open all day

Back in March, we told you that Teri’s bar in the Italian Market had been put up for sale for $600,000.

We recently noticed some changes at the bar – new gray paint on the front, outside seating including banquettes sometimes, no Teri’s sign – and thought that maybe it had been sold.

Teri's bar Philadelphia (2)

Nope. The bar, at 1126 S. 9th St, will instead stay in the family. And now they’re open from noon to 2 a.m. every day, with some killer drink specials. But no more food – not even tater tots.

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