Articles by Vanessa Martinez

05/13/10 7:48pm

After 14 month wait, City Tap House finally opens doors

The establishment houses 60 draft beers on tap at the bar and another 12 in the tasting lounge — reserved by customers for private parties.
04/29/10 2:38am

XIPWIRE lets students on the go pay with texts

Penn 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.
04/27/10 12:00am

Phila. newspapers up for auction Tuesday

Philadelphia’s two major newspapers — The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, along with online newspaper — will be auctioned today in an effort to “come out of bankruptcy protection.”
04/15/10 11:50pm

SEPTA could lose $110 million, defer 20 upgrades

The 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.
04/13/10 5:53am

New hair salon to open in early June

According 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.
04/09/10 12:05am

Greek Lady to expand dining area

Renovations 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.
04/07/10 6:10am
Celebrity 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.
04/05/10 10:10pm
Bobby’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.
04/02/10 3:22am
Penn foodies now have more options for bringing gourmet grub to the comfort of home, as delivery service announced a partnership with four more Stephen Starr restaurants.
03/30/10 4:49am
Several 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.
03/24/10 2:52am
In 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.
03/22/10 2:09am

Free cone day combines charity and ice cream

From 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.
03/18/10 12:27am

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.
03/16/10 3:59am adds Philadelphia-D.C. line

Penn students heading to the nation’s capital will soon have a new inexpensive travel option.
03/03/10 6:26am

New wireless store to open near campus

A 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.
03/03/10 5:52am
Penn’s wine, cheese and beer aficionados will have a new place to mingle in University City.
02/24/10 6:24am

U. City businesses host free events in Williams' ULounge

University 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.
02/12/10 6:42am
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.
02/09/10 6:31am

Bank of America set for March opening

The 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.
02/05/10 7:04am
The Market Street Revitalization Project — which runs from 34th to 41st streets on Market Street — will improve sidewalks, traffic lights, pedestrian lighting, roads and bikeways.
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