Partnerships Make it Possible
Whether we are supporting an entrepreneur opening their first storefront, or supporting neighbors building a community garden, the common thread is that of strong partnerships. At Fairmount CDC, we are lucky to have the partners we do: from city agencies to private sector supporters and from elected officials to community leaders. After all, it is when this network of partnerships are fully leveraged that we are able to realize safer and cleaner streets, energized community events, and a thriving independent business community.

It is in that spirit that I am excited to announce one of our newest partnerships with Francisville NDC and the North Broad Renaissance. Our three organizations have joined together to raise funds so we can fully engage the community in visioning a more welcoming Broad - Ridge - Fairmount gateway. This intersecion, while tricky for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike, is a key connection between our three growing commercial corridors. Furthermore, it provides all of our communities access to the Broad Street Line, and a first impression for visitors getting off the subway. We hope you will agree that dedicating resources to this gateway will further strengthen an important anchor for all of our neighborhoods.

To learn more about this partnership, and to show your support for a more welcoming and beautiful gateway, please visit our fundraising page here. Thank you for being our partner.

Kevin Moran
Executive Director
Fairmount CDC
Neighborhood Developments
Fairmount CDC Releases 2018 Healthy Corridors, Healthy Neighborhoods Report
Fairmount CDC is excited to announce the 2018 updated Healthy Corridors, Healthy Neighborhoods report, now available online.  The report examines the demographic characteristics of the residential and workforce populations within a ½ mile radius of the Fairmount Avenue and West Girard Avenue corridors. That data and analysis will be used to help determine the appropriate types of commercial activity that will likely succeed along each corridor and add to the overall vibrancy of those avenues. Furthermore, it provides a baseline in which to track the overall health and performance of our corridors over time. To learn more, or to download the full report, click here.
2018 Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl: Calling all Artists, Vendors, Venues and Sponsors
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl, returning on Saturday, April 28. "The Crawl"  is a free annual, indoor/outdoor festival for  art  lovers of all mediums, which transforms the  Art  Museum Area of Philadelphia into an eclectic showcase of local  artists  and performers in its streets, restaurants, businesses, shops and bars.

We are currently searching for emerging artists to populate our storefronts, vendors to animate our sidewalks, venues to host emerging artists, and sponsors to support the day. To learn more about each of these opportunities, click here.
#FlyEaglesFly - Where to Watch, and the Sites to See, in the Art Museum Area 
This Sunday, the Eagles take on the Patriots in the biggest game of the season. Grab a bar stool in the Art Museum Area and enjoy specials from some of our best pubs and eateries. Plus, check out the different sites around the neighborhood decked out in Eagles green for the occasion . Visit the Art Museum Area blog to learn more!

Show us how you're celebrating with #FlyFairmountFly on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
GAMBA Happenings
Check out these deals, offers and events from local businesses!

Bar Hygge

Bar Hygge will be celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday, February 3rd. We will have a number of special beers on tap, along with 750ml bottles of our Quercus series at a discounted price. For the Super Bowl, our kitchen will be open for brunch until 3pm.  The bar will be closing at 6pm.  $2 off growler fills. Hygge will be closed on Monday, February 5th for a staff party.

  We love dog poop in our neighborhoods...

If it's in a dog waste bag from Best In Show Grooming, and is placed in an appropriate trashcan.  Stop by and check out our selection of dog waste bags, waste bag holders, litter, pee wee training pads, and more.  Follow us on Instagram @bestinshowbarreltown.  

Cerulean Arts

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Harmonic Summations featuring paintings by Philippa Beardsley and Brian Boutwell.  Opens Friday, February 2.

eastern state penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary

Join Eastern State Penitentiary for the February installment of The Searchlight Series, Tuesday, February 6. Lauren-Brooke Eisen examines private prisons through the eyes of inmates, policy makers, activists, and executives of America's largest private-prison corporations. This event is part of Eastern State's series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. To learn more, visit

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa of Logan Square

Love Rocks! Show your love this Valentine's Day with $10 off* Himalayan Salt Stone or Hot Stone Massage Valentine's Gift Card... or Save $20* on Valentine's Day Spa Gift Packages. To learn more, contact Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Logan Square today. *Some exclusions apply.

Kith + Kin

Kith + Kin is a play and gathering space for kids and their grown-ups in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our mission is to provide a thoughtful space that supports healthy child development and parenthood in the early years. Our child-led play space, educational classes, and support groups provide an environment for connection, growth, and empowerment. In this way, Kith + Kin supports thriving families that strengthen the whole community. The space also houses a self-serve cafe, kids boutique, and party rental space. Come grow with us!

Pet Nanny

The Pet Nanny is looking for (more) LOVE! 15/30 min Walks and Hour Long Playgroups. Free consultation / First walk Free.

Very Real Estate - Kristie Bergey

As a resident of Philadelphia's Fairmount neighborhood since 2004, Kristie is thrilled with the many exciting changes that are occurring throughout the City. Her extensive knowledge of Philadelphia's diverse neighborhoods, appreciation for its history, and the wide range of lifestyle options available are just some of the reasons Kristie calls Philadelphia her home. A world traveler, Kristie embraces the many cultural differences expressed in the City's arts, culture, and cuisine.

Throughout her career as a business owner, Kristie has understood the importance of excellent customer service. With a background in event planning, she understands that exceeding the customer's expectations requires insight, open communication, and building a trusting relationship.

Tag your photos using #FairmountForever on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! 

"Beautiful old signage revealed by renovation efforts on #historic #westGirard #storefront."

Community Causes
Fairmount's Jacks Firehouse Travels to Minneapolis to Raise Funds for Philly's Hungriest
Making Headlines
The hot genre in hospitality this year  will be entertainment: clubs with ball pits, sliding boards, and ice bars. Matt Hendricks, 44, plans to roll the dice with activities - albeit much lower-key activities - at 1642 Fairmount Ave.
A New York chef is circling the space left vacant when former mainstay restaurant Rembrandt's closed last year in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.  A number of operators toured the space, including several well-known brewing companies, and it was on track to reopen as a new concept under one Philadelphia chef whose plans quickly dissipated.
A new map published by fitness tracker Strava offers a fascinating peek into how and where people exercise all over the world, including right here in Philly.
Architect Bryan Hanes walks to an Apple desktop and pulls up a satellite view of the Callowhill/Chinatown North neighborhood.  "You can answer everything," Hanes says, "through Google maps."  He's looking for a way to show the locations of land suitable for affordable housing around his much-anticipated Rail Park project. Renderings of the park hang on walls and are tucked into binders in his office, but none have the detail he needs. He needs serious zoom.

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