Interview wit Fleisher Art Memorial

Fleisher Art Memorial is the oldest community art school in the country. They have been offering tuition-free and low-cost art classes since the late 1800s. Today, they continue this work and offer more programs than ever. I talked with Communications Director Dominic Mercier about the present and future of Fleisher. Photo courtesy of Dominic Mercier How was Fleisher started? Sam Fleisher’s family owned a wool … Continue reading Interview wit Fleisher Art Memorial

Interview with A Novel Idea

A Novel Idea is a great place to go if you’re trying to figure out what book to read next. Husband and wife team, Christina and Alex, stock many local titles and hand-select all the books so that customers can find exactly what they’re looking for. How did you start? What was the original idea and how did it all come together? Christina: The idea … Continue reading Interview with A Novel Idea

Interview with the Career Wardrobe

Career Wardrobe is a business located on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia. They specialize in second-hand professional attire with the purpose of helping people get back to work. I recently stopped by to do a little shopping and talk about what makes this store so special. When and how was the business created? We are turning 25 years old this fall. We were founded by … Continue reading Interview with the Career Wardrobe

Interview with Philadelphia Bikesmith

Philadelphia Bikesmith is a bike shop in the Fairmount neighborhood, they not only sell but service all types of bikes. I talked with both owners, Max and Lucas separately. I asked both the same questions but neither heard the other’s answers. It was interesting to see both similarities and differences but it was clear that the two and their staff work as a great team. … Continue reading Interview with Philadelphia Bikesmith

Interview with Bar Hygge

Bar Hygge is a charming restaurant and bar on Fairmount Street. They are known for the comfortable atmosphere as well as their brewery (seen here behind vintage windows). I talked with two of the owners and bar manager to see how they pull it all off. What is your backstory, what made you decide to open a restaurant? Julie: This is actually our second restaurant. … Continue reading Interview with Bar Hygge