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Grapes

An inside perspective on Pennsylvania's new wine law

The State has taken a first step towards modernizing its liquor laws with a new measure that will allow wine sales in grocery stores for the first time since Prohibition. But don't pop a cork just yet. 

Aaron Goldstein, William Duckworth, Becca Goldstein and Collin Hill of Fever Smart

Exploring the lifestages of an entrepreneur via four Philly companies

Like all organisms, founders start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established company.


The University City Science Center

Giving international companies a soft place to land in Philadelphia

Thanks to an exciting University City Science Center program, businesses seeking a foothold in the U.S. are choosing Philadelphia. These firms are pioneering groundbreaking technologies, transforming sectors such as oncology and wind power.

Chinatown

On the Ground: The Future of Chinatown

This ethnic enclave has beaten the odds and remained a vibrant, beloved, distinct neighborhood. As the forces of development and gentrification encroach, can Philadelphia's Chinatown strike a balance between growth and preservation?



Akeem Dixon

Akeem Dixon brings the community into the development conversation

West Philly's small business owners have someone powerful in their corner. In his role as 52nd Street Corridor Manager for the Enterprise Center, Dixon helps the neighborhood thrive.

Prohibition Taproom

Community Kitchen: A local restaurant empire looks beyond its roots in Callowhill

Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello have been instrumental in transforming this post-industrial neighborhood, opening three restaurants -- Cafe Lift, Prohibition Taproom and Bufad -- since 2003. Now they're setting their sites on other changing areas. 

The University City Science Center

With Steve Tang at the helm, the Science Center expands both its mission and its footprint

This University City institution continues to thrive and evolve, adding new buildings and innovative programs to support the next great Philadelphia companies. 


The ShopRite of Parkside

A neighborhood grocery store that does it all

From fresh produce to banking to heath services, the ShopRite of Parkside offers an astounding array of resources to the neighborhood. Now they're looking to take their community-based model even further with a jazz cafe. Is this the grocery store of the future?

Fishtown's Bicycle Stable is closing

Ride Local: Fishtown's evolving bike shop landscape, and what it says about Philly as a whole

As ridership grows across Philadelphia, the city's bike shops are doing their best to keep up. In the rapidly gentrifying Fishtown, rising real estate values have led to a few closures, but also signs of a bright future on two wheels.

Commerce along 52nd Street

Taking it to the streets in West Philadelphia

Sidewalk vending has long been an institution on the 52nd Street commercial corridor, and now those non-traditional businesses are being modernized and incorporated into a grander vision of revitalization. All it took was a whole lot of compromise.

U.S. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent tour OraSure

Make it Work: Generating great jobs across the Commonwealth

In the current economy, it's all about tech-savvy, high-skill employees. We check in with three Pennsylvania companies that are growing their workforces and putting talented people to work building medical devices, generating green energy and protecting us online.
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