Not originally from Philadelphia, Will Rockenbach admitted he might not be an expert on the South Street area, but the sounds, smells and culture; he knew he wanted to be. To this end Will decided why not tackle the area and learn all that he can about it. Making it his beat for the semester... Continue Reading →
With Smoke Shops on virtually every corner of South Street, the competition is fierce. Business is always tight with managers aimlessly searching for new selling techniques and rare glass imports, while keeping a close eye on their counterparts. Nothing is different at the Philly based Matchbox headshop, except for the exclusive advantages only their store... Continue Reading →
Rich Chodak believes and worships the Holy Trinity, but it's not a trio that most people are familiar with. His ideology focuses around the guitar--a string instrument he also happens to sell, repair, and teach as the longtime owner of Bluebond Guitars near the corner of Fourth and South streets in Philadelphia. "It's like a puzzle,"... Continue Reading →
Mutt Airbrush and Art Supply at 608 S. 4th St. can add some color to your lifestyle. Whether it's a portrait, clothing designs, shoes, helmets, or anything that you think could be airbrushed, Mutt has mastered them all and most of his work can be perfected in under an hour. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9VlKhZN2as&feature=youtu.be
Patty Clark sits and chats about her career at the Diner and how the Diner has brought life to South St. and how South St. sheds light on the Diner.
Josephine Slavsky, who has worked as the Visitor Relations Manager at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens on South Street in Center City for over three years, has discovered that the art exhibit attracts all visitors with its array of colors and texture.
For Tom O’Connor, June 27, 2012 started out as just another delightful summer morning as he opened the doors of the famous Lorenzo & Sons Pizza that had been sitting on the 300 block of South Street since 1988. Around 10:25 a.m. that particular Wednesday morning, a fire sent the entire place up in a... Continue Reading →
It was early spring in 1984. In select movie theaters across the country, Repo Man, starring Emilio Estevez as a punk rock rebel living in Los Angeles, made its premiere on the big screen. Initial reviews of the film were so positive, they ultimately left a lasting mark on a number of cult movements. But Repo Man also... Continue Reading →
The first time Tom Hanslin arrived in Philadelphia — departing from his home Allendale, New Jersey to attend Temple University — he stopped at South Street. Though the landmark Philly street was his first stop, he hasn't given it much thought in the three years since. As a junior journalism major, Hanslin has focused his reporting career thus far on... Continue Reading →