September Business Digest



Neighborhood News and Notes


Cannot wait to see everyone at the Girard Avenue Street Festival on October 1! We'll be celebrating lots of new openings in the neighborhood - the latest include Harper's scoop shop at 2827 West Girard, plus I Scream For Ice Cream and All Day Hoagies at 2809 West Girard - as well as long-time businesses.


Before then our next Greater Art Museum Business Alliance meetup will be Tuesday, September 20 - email me for more information or visit fairmountcdc.org/gamba to become a member. In other neighborhood news, Eastern State Penitentiary's Halloween Nights are returning, from September 23 through November 12. Libertee Grounds earned a shoutout from the Inquirer's Mike Klein for their distinction as "one of the most creative bar menus in the city."


Lastly, We are looking for a new team member. Spread the word about our Community Development Manager position and the September 21 application deadline. And join us in congratulating Fairmount CDC's first PhillyiHub class of aspiring entrepreneurs graduated last week - you can read more about the FREE program, and apply to join at fairmountcdc.org/phillyihub.

 

Join us October 1st!


Fairmount CDC is partnering with State Representative Donna Bullock to present the 2022 Girard Avenue Street Festival! Join us Saturday, October 1, from 11am to 5:30pm for a free annual, outdoor event on West Girard Avenue, between 26th and 29th Streets, showcasing businesses across the Brewerytown, Sharswood, and Fairmount communities. RSVP on our the event page!

 

GAMBA Spotlight: Libertee Grounds


This month’s GAMBA business spotlight features Libertee Grounds, a hyperlocal craft beer bar, restaurant, and indoor mini golf venue! Learn more about their 30+ taps of rotating craft beers, wines, and ciders exclusively from makers within a 40 mile radius of Philadelphia, their menu of electric pan-asian flavors with fun and familiar bar fare and the Oktoberfest event you won't want to miss on September 24th!


 

GAMBA Meet Up September 20th


The Greater Art Museum Business Alliance will host a Meet Up for neighborhood business-owners on Tuesday evening September 20th. Please email psherlock@fairmountcdc.org if you'd like to attend.


We are excited to be back in-person and able to create space for businesses to network with each other and share their ideas, questions, successes, and concerns. Through this event, Fairmount CDC hopes facilitate connections between GAMBA members while learning more about you, your businesses, and how the Greater Art Museum Business Alliance can better serve you through specific programming and support.

 

Join our Team!

We're hiring a Community Development Manager to partner with the Executive Director creating community dialogue and events, supporting a vibrant local economy, and helping the neighborhood thrive.


Click here to view the job description and apply by September 21st.

 

What You Need to Know About the Girard Avenue Trolley Track Renewal Project


This fall, SEPTA will begin the Girard Avenue Trolley Track Renewal project. We're sharing details to help our community navigate the upcoming changes. It's important to note that while the Avenue will be closed in two-block increments for 2-4 weeks each, the sidewalk will remain open and available throughout. So you'll definitely be able to access your favorite Girard Avenue businesses during the construction process.


Tap here for everything you need to know.

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