Friends, Two years ago, almost to the day, I hired Heather Blakeslee, easily my best hiring decision in the last 10 years. Her position initially was not clearly specified — typical of the loose ship I was running — but soon we decided she would be COO of the company. Immediately, we began to actMore
It looks like the wait for Kensington Quarters (1310 Frankford Ave.), an ambitious combination of butcher shop, restaurant and classroom, is about to end. The restaurant is a partnership of Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello (the owners of Cafe Lift, Prohibition Tap Room and Bufad), and a newcomer to Philadelphia, butcher Bryan Mayer.
Image Credit: Kelly Writers House Kelly Writers House has good news for all you artists and dreamers: creativity is the economic fuel of the future. The University of Pennsylvania’s meeting place for writers and thinkers recently started a new lecture series titled “Creative Ventures”, which highlights the value of creativity and its potential to sparkMore
It’s thrilling to see the Philadelphia Water Department taking aggressive, progressive action to solve the city’s stormwater woes. Faced with a system in crisis, they came up with “Green City, Clean Waters,” a solution that favors rain barrels, grassy sidewalks and tree pits over the construction of yet another massive tunnel. “The hardest thing toMore
The birth of slow food is an inspiring story. In March 1986, McDonald’s opened its first location in Italy, near the Spanish Steps in Rome. The Steps were built in 1725, the neighborhood was home to John Keats in the 19th century and, not too long ago, Bob Dylan wrote a song about them.More
A fever has gripped Red Flag Media. All of a sudden, we’re having the seven-year itch with our office space. Could it have been triggered by visiting the inspiring buildings profiled in Grid’s “Greenprint” insert (created in partnership with the Delaware Valley Green Building Council)? Absolutely.More