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February Business Digest

Excited for the weekend?

Before the game, walk up to Girard for Second Saturday from 2pm-6pm on February 11, featuring:

  • $5 smoothies & Valentines Day specials at Platinum Fruit Creations, 2732 W. Girard

  • Super Bowl Waffle Bar at Brewerytown Bakery, 2949 W. Girard featuring eagles waffles!

  • Asanti Hair Studio, 2715 W. Girard is offering $10 off for first-time clients, and senior discounts everyday.

  • All dog coats, jackets, sweaters and hoodies are on sale at Best In Show Grooming, 2708 W. Girard

  • Corrective skin care, infrared weight loss, and body contouring is 20% off at Evolve, 2548 W. Girard

  • Harper's Ice Cream, 2827 W. Girard is offering free homemade waffle cones, and Over The Moon Ice Cream, 2623 W. Girard will have free hot chocolate fudge sauce (sounds like a two-ice cream day to me)

  • Lather, 2736 W. Girard are promoting their newest stylists this month, currently offering any new clients $30 off any cut and color service.

  • Stop by Primal Supply Meats, 1521 N. 31st Street to stock up on superbowl snacks, fancy steaks for valentine's day, visit Le Cat Cafe, 2713 W. Girard to visit with rescued cats, and fill out an application to adopt or foster one, and Pearlstein's Furniture 2521 W. Girard for new and used furniture and mattresses.

  • Rybrew has a beautiful new location at 2600 W. Girard - stop by for a 10% discount on mixed 6 packs

Share your experience with #ShopGirard on social media!

Have a great weekend! Go Birds. 🦅


Neighborhood News and Notes

Elsewhere in the neighborhood, the vegan dim sum at Unit Su Vege, 2000 Hamilton Street was highlighted by Craig LaBan as one of the "best vegan dishes to try in Philadelphia." Cameron's Seafood has opened at 1600 Fairmount, Otto's Taproom has returned at 1216 N 29th Street, and Brewerytown Food Hall is coming to N. 31st Street later this spring.

Also, please join us in wishing a very Happy 7th Birthday to Bar Hygge at 1720 Fairmount Avenue!


Valentine's Day Happenings

Check out our Instagram highlight featuring all the neighborhood Valentine's Day events we could find!


Black History Month

February 19, CADO: Black Art Fair & Makers Market is coming to Underground Concepts in the Divine Lorraine, the first desegregated hotel in the country. It's an all-day event, not to be missed, that serves as an incubator and allows creatives from across the region to meet, support, and discover Black-owned or led brands. Learn more and buy tickets at

Smith Memorial Playground debuted their free Leaders and Legends exhibition for Black History Month, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has free admission on February 25 as part of their celebration, including art kids studio, tours and interactive storyteller performances. Eastern State Penitentiary will be highlighting Black Americans who are leaders in criminal justice reform today and feature the stories of some incredible individuals who are part of Eastern State's history. Follow their social media Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to learn more and engage with other Black History Month content throughout February.


Love Local

The love is flowing for your favorite Art Museum District businesses!

But it's not too late to share your own love note! Now through Valentine's Day, tell us what you love about a local business in the Art Museum District and you'll be entered in a drawing to win one of five gift cards. We'll post the best love notes on our Instagram @fairmountcdc. Each response is another chance to win, so start sharing now at!


Free Entrepreneur Assistance

If you have a new business, or business idea, and want help getting to the next level, sign-up for our FREE PhillyiHub entrepreneur assistance program now!


Thank You for Your Support!

We are overwhelmed by your amazing generosity! We recently reached out asking for a little more support to fund all the eligible businesses affected by the Girard Avenue construction. In a matter of days, your donations, as well as an incredible gift from The Merchants Fund raised $30K in total for the businesses! Distribution of the funds will begin soon.


Share Your Feedback

Smith Playground is constantly working to improve the experience they provide for our neighbors, and they want to hear from you! Please take a moment to complete the playhouse family engagement survey:

The information they learn from your feedback will enable Smith to better serve our community and continue to engage children in free unstructured play in a safe environment while affirming Smith’s guiding values.

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