Saturday, April 20, 2013
Take a peek inside the new athletic-wear company, JL Racing, in Manayunk.
Have you been to JL Racing yet? The new athletic-wear company, based out of California, has recently opened its first East Coast branch along Main Street in Manayunk. Take a look inside of the shop in the photo gallery above.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The custom-made athletic-wear company recently opened in Manayunk.
JL Racing—a once Internet- and phone-only, West Coast-only athletic brand—has expanded its business to the East Coast. JL Racing recently opened on Main Street in Manayunk over the Easter weekend. The cutom-made, athletic-wear company started off catering to women's wear clothing company for rowers in 1982 and soon expanded to track and field and now cycling. The company now offers athletic clothing for both men and women, teens, and children. JL Racing prides itself in making its clothing within the United States and using recycled materials for its clothing, such as bamboo and wool. "Almost everything we sell is partially recycled or 100 percent recycled and we use natural fibers like wool and bamboo," said Manayunk JL Racing General …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
*ndulge is the name of the new cupcake and gelato shop coming to Manayunk.
Here's something to look forward to—a new cupcake and gelato shop is opening up in Main Street soon. The new shop is called *ndulge (indulge) and will be located at 4373 Main Street in Manayunk. According to its "coming soon" sign, *ndulge will feature gourmet cupcakes and homemade gelato. Are you excited for a new cupcake/gelato shop to open along Main Street? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Take a peek of Manayunk's newest farm-to-table restaurant.
Have you stepped inside The Goat's Beard yet? They're the ones who took over the former location of Main Street Bar & Grill at 4201 Main Street in Manayunk. Take a look at the photos of above to see the restaurant's transformation.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The new restaurant on Main Street in Manayunk expects to open on Monday.
The former location of The Main Street Bar & Grill at 4201 Main St. has been taken over by restaurateur Sean Coyle and head chef Dan Connelly for their new collaborative restaurant, The Goat's Beard. From their menu to the aesthetics, the restaurant has gone through a transformation to reflect more of a "farm-to-table" look. The Goat's Beard plans to open its doors to the public on Monday for dinner. Coyle, who owned Manayunk's Bourbon Blue, and Connelly, who owned Northern Liberties’ Copper Bistro, will focus on locally sourced foods and drinks. According to Connelly, their beer selection will feature local craft brews and their food will come from local farms and markets. Their chickens will come from Lancaster County, ducks from New …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A list of new businesses that opened their doors in 2012
Manayunk and Roxborough boast numerous businesses up and down Main Street and Ridge Avenue, respectively. While many long-time merchants continue their local successes, several new businesses have opened up in 2012. Below is a sampling of some businesses that debuted in the past year. The Wall Cycling Studio The cycling studio at 100 Levering St. had its' grand opening back in June, just in time for Manayunk's famous bike race. Owner/instructor Julie Sabella's businesses is currently offering six, 45-minute classes each weekday- (5:15. 6:15 and 7:15 both a.m and p.m), as well as weekend classes and future open cycling hours during the day. Follow The Wall on Facebook, Twitter, or its website for more information. Yanako Chef Moon …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Corner dog salon needs zoning permission.
With general consent from a neighborhood group, one Manayunk property owner nears approval to open a dog grooming business at Grape and Cresson Streets. The Groom Room, the proposed dog salon at 4338 Cresson (or 111 Grape) Sts. received approval in principle from the Manayunk Neighborhood Council and awaits a zoning date before anything official can transpire. Rupert Ralph owns the corner building next to the Grape Room. Tenants seek a new first-floor business in the former Manayunk Development Corporation office. "Apparently, Manayunk is becoming a dog area, with the dog park in Pretzel Park and the young people," Ralph said. The business will occupy the first floor and doesn't intend on keep pets for long. Ralph said it's about a 1-hour …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Intuitive Company opens headquarters at 3 Rector St.
From drug companies to banks, nonprofits to softwarde giants, one of Manayunk's newest businesses brings modern prestige to Rector Street. Intuitive Company, 3 Rector St., creates mobile apps, builds websites and helps companies like Adobe, TD Bank, Bayada Nursing and Yellowbook strategize the best way to conquer the digital wilderness. And the firm chose to expand on its successes in Manayunk. "This biggest thing we needed was a place that reflected us. We are a creative company with creative people. We needed a type of place to fit us and a neighborhood that worked," said Sandy Greene, creative director and principal. Launched by Greg Picarelli and Timothy P. McLaughlin in 2005, Intuitive slowly and organically grew. The company launched…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Salon, with arts tinge, debuts at 4456 Main St.
Su-Shan Lai strives to have the best of both worlds and continues that pursuit at her new Main Street hair salon. Starshine Salon, which recently debuted at 4456 Main St., combines her business side, in her years as a stylist, with her creative half. The working actress and former Los Angeles resident plans to host regular arts events in the style of the Enlightenment-era "salon." Lai stocks her magazine rack with different publications, The Economist and Science, than expected at a hair salon. The salon side will also double as a writer's workshop. She wants to create a place where people can share their manuscripts, receive feedback and host readings. She wanted an artistic community, like Manayunk, which she chose as it fit her style. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Manayunk Neighborhood Council agrees to Taqueria Feliz restaurant concept.
Brian Sirhal banks on blending past restaurant successes with the growing upscale Main Street dining establishment in his newest project. Planned for 4400-10 Main Street, Taqueria Feliz promises rustic Mexican food that's more traditional than Sirhal and partner Tim Spinner's other eateries—La Calacia Feliz in Fairmount and Cantina Feliza in Fort Washington. "We want great food and a great environment so that everyone in Manayunk and everywhere else will want to come here to eat," Sirhal told the Manayunk Neighborhood Council Wednesday night. In October, The Philadelphia Inquirer broke news that the Jose Garces' alums set their sights on Main Street for their third restaurant. This continues Manayunk's recent successes with Han Dynasty …