Upper Holmesburg Civic Association President Stan Cywinski proclaimed the group’s Oct. 4 Oktoberfest an unequivocal success as both a celebration of the civic group’s 10th anniversary and a much-needed fundraiser.
The owners and operators of Bustleton Avenue businesses have organized, according to Sandi King of the city’s Commerce Department. And the goal of the new group, its president said, is to help its members prosper, grow and, most important, stay in Philly.
On Friday, the Northeast will celebrate the grand opening of the newest place to get a cup of coffee, Anthony’s Café Espresso, 4741 Princeton St. Celebrity gourmet coffee expert Todd Carmichael, who stars in the Discovery network’s Dangerous Grounds, will be on hand at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5.
State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.
Ex-fire commissioner criticizes handling of Buck Hosiery fire, police union to hold fundraiser for cop who was videotaped punching a woman, Fishtown & NoLibs win big in Storefront Challenge Awards, and plaque is dedicated to a Philadelphia police officer killed in 1942.