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Social Entrepreneurs Wake Up Lower Walnut Street With Social Design Cafe

Social Entrepreneurs Wake Up Lower Walnut Street With Social Design Cafe

May 27, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

FRIEDA for generations, a socially-minded startup company, is carving out a home inside the long vacant Maryland Casualty Company office at Walnut Place in Society Hill. Joseph Brin profiles the organization's forthcoming cafe that aims to combine coffee talk, intergenerational networking, and local design > more

What's That Out There? South Street's Beloved Space Station

What’s That Out There? South Street’s Beloved Space Station

December 23, 2014  |  Walk the Walk

Ready your ray guns! Joe Brin blasts off from South Street with fond memories of the space-age toy store Rocketships & Accessories > more

A Lost Furness Chapel And The Stories It Tells

A Lost Furness Chapel And The Stories It Tells

October 27, 2014  |  Walk the Walk

An obscure Frank Furness gem sits vacant and unused in Mount Sinai Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Brin has the details of this Moorish discovery and thoughts on Furness, preservation, and urban development > more

Brewing With Solidarity At W/N W/N Coffee Bar

Brewing With Solidarity At W/N W/N Coffee Bar

September 26, 2014  |  Walk the Walk

A cooperative-run coffee and cocktail bar on Spring Garden Street goes deep for the W/N W/N. Joseph Brin has this story of building a business with consensus > more

Signs From The Gilded Age

Signs From The Gilded Age

June 12, 2014  |  Makin' It, Walk the Walk

Though prefabricated signs have become the norm, those of the hand-painted variety have made a bit of a comeback. But don't call it a comeback for Baker the Sign Man. Joe Brin goes behind the scenes at Baker, where they've been painting signs with a touch of gold by hand since 1870 > more