Did you spend your winter hibernation knitting socks and sweaters? Building bird houses? Painting masterpieces?
Avoid the need for a storage unit and apply for a booth at the May 3 Spring Festival on South Street. It’s the perfect place for local artists and craftspeople to get their creative genius in front of throngs of happy spring revelers with money to spend!
Pic of 2013′s Spring Festival via South Street Headhouse District’s Facebook page
And of course, the festival will also include plenty of booze and food, plus a kids zone, live music on three stages stretched out along South Street between Front and 8th. This year’s event will be the city’s largest block party.
Company president Howard Nelson said he chose to open a branch in the Headhouse Square District because it is a very pet-friendly area. “We’re bringing in great services, great products at great prices,” Nelson said.
There are already locations at 12th and Passyunk and 21st and South, as well as a few elsewhere in the city. At the Passyunk spot, there had been a doggie daycare where Birra is now located at the corner.
The South Street Headhouse District has organized a bar crawl called Santa’s South Street Stumble on Saturday Dec.14. From 6 p.m. to midnight, $5 will get you a Santa hat and beer and cocktail specials at 13 bars and restaurants.
Earlier, you can stop by the new Christmas Village under the Headhouse Square Shambles, which goes from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., featuring 30 handmade artisans, a visit from Santa, photos at Posey Booth and refreshments from Brauhaus Schmitz.
Historic Fabric Row, aka the 4th Street corridor, has been undergoing a renaissance in the last couple years as boutiques have taken up residence (we told you about one today!) in vacant spaces interspersed among the fabric stores. The transformation has helped make the area not just a mecca for sewers and crafters, but a uniquely charming shopping destination.
Looking south on 4th from Bainbridge
The South Street Headhouse District hopes to capitalize on those improvements and help keep them coming by using a recently awarded Community Design Collaborative grant to improve the overall streetscape in the hopes of attracting and keeping business.