Articles by Vanessa Martinez
After 14 month wait, City Tap House finally opens doorsThe establishment houses 60 draft beers on tap at the bar and another 12 in the tasting lounge — reserved by customers for private parties.
XIPWIRE lets students on the go pay with textsPenn students may soon find themselves pulling out their cell phones instead of their credit cards at cash registers, now that XIPWIRE has launched its service in Philadelphia. The new service will be a competitor with other similar mobile payment options.
Phila. newspapers up for auction TuesdayPhiladelphia’s two major newspapers — The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, along with online newspaper Philly.com — will be auctioned today in an effort to “come out of bankruptcy protection.”
SEPTA could lose $110 million, defer 20 upgradesThe lost funds could have created 12,000 Philadelphia jobs and helped projects such as a smart card system and upgrading the 80-year-old electrical substations for SEPTA trains.
New hair salon to open in early JuneAccording to President and owner Sam Lehman, Jean Madeline, Inc. will open an Adolf Biecker Studio at 138 S. 34th St., scheduled tentatively for “the first week of June.” Ritz Camera previously occupied the 34th Street space.
Greek Lady to expand dining areaRenovations to convert the former Izzy and Zoe's space into more seating will begin in mid-May and will most likely be finished in August. Greek Lady will also expand its breakfast menu.
Flay mania hits Penn's campusCelebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new restaurant Bobby’s Burger Palace officially opened its doors Tuesday afternoon. It serves hamburgers, salads, grilled cheese, milkshakes, and various wines and beers.
Bobby Flay talks burgers, new restaurantBobby’s Burger Palace may officially open tomorrow at noon, but the vibrant colors of the restaurant and Bobby Flay’s presence among patrons have already drawn a crowd today.
Dining in, Starr stylePenn foodies now have more options for bringing gourmet grub to the comfort of home, as delivery service Diningin.com announced a partnership with four more Stephen Starr restaurants.
Local restaurants offer Passover cuisineSeveral restaurants downtown and in University City are offering fully prepared Seder meals this year, but many students find going home or staying on campus to be preferable.
PhillyCareShare offers new plan for infrequent driversIn the company’s December survey, infrequent users expressed that the $15 monthly fee for the company’s “Philadelphia Plan” was too high considering those drivers’ minimal usage.
Free cone day combines charity and ice creamFrom noon to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Ben and Jerry’s will give away between 10 and 15 flavors of ice cream — including Cherry Garcia, Phish Food and Chocolate Fudge Brownie — and will accept donations for Doctors Without Borders.
New map looks to expand Penn 'bubble'The new publication lists all 180 businesses in the University City region, including restaurants, shops, hotels, farmers’ markets and arts venues.
Megabus.com adds Philadelphia-D.C. linePenn students heading to the nation’s capital will soon have a new inexpensive travel option.
New wireless store to open near campusA new CLEAR 4G WiMAX store, which offers 4G wireless internet service, will open in mid-March at 140 S. 34th St., between Walnut and Sansom streets.
Third of Tria trio coming to University CityPenn’s wine, cheese and beer aficionados will have a new place to mingle in University City.
U. City businesses host free events in Williams' ULoungeUniversity City District and Studio 34 — a yoga studio located at 4522 Baltimore Ave — collaborated to bring a free yoga class to the ULounge in Williams Hall Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Other events include theater performances and cheese sampling.
U. City lights up on Lancaster Ave.The project consists of an estimated 20 city street lights and 40 pedestrian-scale lights, to be installed from 34th to 38th streets on Lancaster Avenue.
Bank of America set for March openingThe bank — which will be located in the Radian between Capogiro and Kaplan Test Prep — is slated to open in early March, according to Bank of America spokeswoman Nicole Nastacie.