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First Annual South Philly SausageFest September 12th

New Street Festival in South Philadelphia Will Support Street Cleaning Program, Sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care

South Philadelphia – This September 12th the Newbold Community Development Corporation (CDC) will launch the inaugural South Philly SausageFest, a local food and craft beer festival. The event, sponsored by AFC Doctors Express Urgent Care, will be a fundraiser for the Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program.

The Newbold CDC’s Street Cleaning Program is a partnership with Horizon House, Inc. who provides a wide range of services for adults with developmental disabilities, drug and alcohol addictions, and/or homelessness. Newbold CDC employs its cleaning crew through Horizon House’s workforce program and puts these individuals to work in cleaning up the commercial corridors along West Passyunk and Snyder Avenues from South Broad to 19th Streets.

​The Cleaning Program has been underway since early 2014 and is supported by local business sponsors including Ultimo Coffee, AJ Appliance, and DJCRE Real Estate as well as the City’s Commerce Department.  Newbold CDC will use the proceeds from the South Philly SausageFest to support the Cleaning Program into the future.

South Philly SausageFest will include “sausage-themed” food from local restaurants including Cafe y Chocolate, Chaat and Chai, Grubhouse, Miss Rachel’s Pantry, Philly Pretzel Factory and Tap Room on 19th.  The festival will also feature Philadelphia regional breweries:   Conshohocken Brewing Company, Philadelphia Brewing Company, Point Breeze Brewing Company, Saint Benjamin BrewingCompany, Sly Fox Brewing Company, and Weyerbacher Brewing Company. The festival will also feature arts and crafts as well as children’s activities sponsored by Philadelphia Family Pride.

For more information about the festival go to:

The mission of Newbold CDC is to improve the quality of life within the Newbold community through commercial and residential development and by implementing programs designed to invest in the civic enrichment of the people of Newbold.


Save the date! South Philly Sausage Fest – Sept. 12


Holiday Party with the Newbold Business Council

Come to our Holiday Party & Networking Soirée

Who: Local Businesses, Property Owners, Civic Leaders

Why: Network with Your Fellow Businesses! Learn about Newbold CDC’s New Projects! Support Newbold’s Emerging Renaissance!

What: Buffet Dinner & Wine (courtesy of Mediterranean Banquet Hall and Newbold CDC)

When: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Where: Mediterranean Banquet Hall, 2033 S. Bancroft St (between 16th & 17th, and McKean & Snyder)


Please RSVP to:

The Newbold Business Council is a project of Newbold CDC.  The Council represents and serves businesses located along the West Passyunk and Snyder Avenue commercial corridors and within the Newbold and West Passyunk neighborhoods.


Newbold CDC and volunteers give Melrose Garden a Facelift

Our thanks to Nu Way Discount Dry Cleaners for their generous support of the new plants.





Newbold CDC Cleaning Program Featured in the Daily News

NHSNEWB11C620In March of 2014, Newbold CDC, working with Horizon Employment Services, began a commercial corridor cleaning program on Snyder Avenue and West Passyunk Avenue from Broad St. to 18th Street. We are very grateful to our local business sponsors who made this program possible. Many businesses have sponsored the program including, but not limited to: AJ Appliance, DJCRE Real Estate, Ultimo Coffee, Prudential Savings Bank, Richard Vanderslice Realty, Mediterranean Banquet Hall, Lang’s Produce, Scioli Turco, Mediterranean Cafe, Philly Pretzel Factory, ORO Construction, LLC, Ciro Electric Supply, Mi-Pals Deli, Magnarelli Clergy Apparel, Leonardo Realty, Richard & Mark d’Auria, and Ritner Hardware.

Read the full story on our work on

#Flashmeal at Taproom on 19th Thursday

philly-taproom19th-before2_636_400_85_s_c1Join us on Thursday, March 27, 7PM at the Taproom on 19th. (19th and Ritner) This place is getting rave reviews all over the place and we can’t get enough of the pork belly snacks! Join us to check out the great beer list and tasty bites. (Vegetarian options are also available.)

#FlashMeal is back in 2014

FlashMeal is back in 2014 and we are planning ahead this year. Here are the first four FlashMeals of the year:

Thursday, Feb. 27 – Hardena
Thursday, March 27 –  Taproom on 19th
Thursday, April 24 – Circles
Thursday, May 29 – Sky Cafe

Join us at Hardena (1754 S Hicks St.) this Thursdayat 7:00 PM. Hardena is a hidden gem on the West Side of Broad that gets rave reviews from vegetarians on Yelp.

Looking forward to seeing you at all of these great spots!


We’re #4!

Newbold is rated one of Philly’s hottest neighborhoods by Redfin. Thanks, we couldn’t agree more. Read all about it.

Melrose Garden

Melrose Holiday TreeAs many of you may have noticed, there is a new garden behind the Melrose Diner. And this week, it got a Christmas Tree.

What you may not know is that the Newbold CDC worked for several years coordinating with PennDOT, Philadelphia Streets Department and Department of Parks and Recreation to create a series of cut outs in the new road improvements to add some green space to the West Passyunk Corridor. Now the cut outs are here, we are working in partnership with the West Passyunk Neighbors, Newbold Civic Association, and local businesses along the Avenue to plant these spaces and beautify the neighborhood.

So far we have planted native grasses and shrubs that will come back fuller and greener every year. And, starting the spring Melrose Garden will be full of color with hundreds of daffodils and tulip bulbs. Thanks to everyone who supported Newbold CDC in bringing these gardens to life. If you would like to find out more, or volunteer to help out at the garden please don’t hesitate to contact us.

November FlashMeal: Gennaros!

Gennaro's Tomato Pie
It’s getting cold and close to the holidays. What better time to have one last blast with some neighbors at the coziest restaurant in Newbold? Join us at Gennaro’s Tomato Pie on Thursday, Nov. 21st at 7:00 PM. 

If you like crispy pie with delectable toppings followed by the yummiest desserts in the city–then I think you will enjoy Gennaro’s.

See you Thursday Nov. 21 at 7:00 PM 1429 Jackson St, Philadelphia, PA 19145. It’s BYOB and cash only!

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