Nine new businesses are coming to Kensington Avenue in 2018!!  The Kensington Avenue Storefront Challenge was a collaboration between Shift Capital, Impact Services, NKCDC and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce to reactivate unused commercial spaces on the K & A corridor and to lower the typical barriers to entry for starting or expanding businesses.

The winners were announced this week and included a Vietnamese coffee roaster, Philadelphia Pretzel Factory franchise, recording studio, Soul Food restaurant, glass blowing studio, 24 Hour daycare facility, Italian restaurant, and two bakeries.  They will receive technical and financial assistance, and up to a year of free rent.  Congratulations to all the winners!  We can’t wait for everyone to open!!