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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)


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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.)

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.

What’s a FlashMeal?

NewboldCDC is starting a new fun project to promote restaurants in Newbold and West Passyunk. We’re calling it a FlashMeal (TM!).  It’s a hybrid of a ‘flash mob’ and meal. Every month we will pick a restaurant to show them our support and promote them in the neighborhood.

The first FlashMeal will be at Indonesia at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 16th.

Indonesia is at 1725 Snyder Ave. It’s a BYOB. (Don’t worry, I called them and gave them the heads up that we are coming.) Here’s the Yelp page.

We will be promoting these FlashMeals every month via Twitter and Facebook so be sure to *LIKE* and *FOLLOW* us at:

NewboldCDC Facebook

Other restaurants on the shortlist are:

Miss Rachel’s Pantry
Sky Cafe

Dati’s Homemade Water Ice
Cafe Chocolate
Hibachi 2 Go

We are totally open to suggestions for more, and of course we can always go back to our faves! Please email us from our contact page here with suggestions.

I hope you can join us on Tuesday at 7:00 at Indonesia!