Northern Liberties bank supports local youth
This summer, Hyperion Bank worked with the Norris Square Neighborhood Project, a youth, arts, culture, and gardening organization in Kensington, to enhance NSNP’s work experience programming.
The bank coordinated a job-shadowing day, as well as a money management workshop for local youth, the bank said in a press release.
During the school year, student interns are paired with leading local community businesses for “Career Week.” This year, those businesses hosting an intern for ‘Job Shadowing Day’ included Hyperion Bank, the Philadelphia 76ers, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, and the office of Councilman David Oh.
At left, Hyperion Bank assistant branch manager Sharnette Mitchell instructs local high school students on managing their money as part of the internship program. Visit Hyperion Bank online at www.hyperionbank.com. ••
Olde Richmond’s new bar and restaurant
The former Chug-a-Mug bar will become Cook and Shaker bar and restaurant in the fall.
Cook and Shaker, 2301 E. Albert St., will have 55 seats and is the project of neighborhood resident Laura Viegas, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Cook and Shaker’s menu will feature craft beers and food with ingredients from nearby Greensgrow Farms, 2503 E. Firth St.
The spot will also feature a juke box and karaoke machine, menu items all under $15, eight beer taps with at least one cider, and cocktails made with fruit juices squeezed in-house, according to philly.com.
“Throughout the design process, I was adamant about not installing a walk-in cooler because I’d rather rely on a smaller reach-in model,” Viegas told the Business Journal. “With less space for storage, our team will have to take time to make everything fresh, every day.” ••
Abbaye Bar in NoLibs robbed
Police are looking for two men who stole a safe and cash from the Abbaye Bar and Restaurant at 637 N. 3rd St.
The robbery occurred Friday around 3:55 a.m., and police said the men broke into a first floor window to get inside.
The safe the men stole, police said, turned out to be empty. The suspects were caught on surveillance video. They took off in a white pickup truck north on 3rd Street from Fairmount Avenue.
Police describe the suspects as: Suspect #1: White male, 30 years-of-age, short beard, 5’10”-6’0” tall, thin build, wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and a light colored baseball cap.
Suspect #2: White male, 30 years-of-age, 5’8”-5’10” tall, heavy build, wearing a white sleeveless t-shirt, blue jean shorts, black sneakers and a light colored baseball cap.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or through PhillyPolice.com.
See survelliance video at http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=9203273. ull;•
Man shot and killed in Port Richmond
A man was killed by a gunshot on the front steps of his home on Tuesday, Aug. 6 in Port Richmond, FOX29 Philadelphia reported last week.
The shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m., on the 3300 block of Agate Street, according to the FOX report. Investigators say victim was 37 years old, and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police are checking surveillance cameras in the area. More information as it becomes available. ull;•