Final Days to Apply for a Storefront Improvement Grant!

Tacony CDC is administering its third and final round of storefront improvement grants this summer and fall. In the past four years, we have worked to improve 25 storefronts along or close to Torresdale Avenue. If you would like your business to be number 26, reach out to us today!

The Storefront Improvement Program, carried out in cooperation with the Commerce Department, covers 85% of exterior renovation expenses up to $20,000 for a single storefront or $30,000 for a double storefront. Unlike many other programs, this is not a reimbursement program, which means that business owners’ out-of-pocket costs are limited to 15% of the total bill. Furthermore, the applicant does not need to own the building; the program only requires property owner consent.

The first part of the application – see link below – is due on Monday, August 1st.

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Available Commercial Real Estate Along Torresdale Ave in Tacony

There are some great commercial properties available along Torresdale Ave here in Tacony. If you’re looking for commercial space, see below for contact information and photographs for current opportunities.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE:

6602 Torresdale Avenue
See listing here or call My Philly Realty at (267) 238-3737 for more information.
Ground floor retail for rent through Anchor Real Estate Development at (215) 389-2280.

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Truly Tacony Business Spotlight: Torresdale Communications

This series highlights local businesses along Torresdale Avenue that embrace what it means to be ‘Truly Tacony’. Elmo and Tiffany Agront are the proud owners of Torresdale Communications, which they established in 2015. Torresdale Communications specializes in cell phone repairs and accessories. Check them out at 7207 Torresdale Avenue.

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Weekly arts programs at the LAB

Now that the Tacony LAB space is in full swing, they have announced an excellent series of art programs for young children, teens, and adults alike! Come by and be a part of the Summer of Wonder.

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Thank you to our outgoing board member

We would like to thank our outgoing board member, Mike Scotese, for his many years of service to the Tacony Community Development Corporation. Scoats, as he is known around the neighborhood, has been volunteering his time to the CDC’s Board for almost seven years!

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Last weekend to see Art Inside Out in Tacony!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Inside Out program brings high quality art reproductions to neighborhoods around the Philadelphia region. Tacony was one of just three neighborhoods within the city to be the lucky recipient of a set of paintings.

Sailboats Racing on the Delaware (Thomas Eakins, 1874) is on view at Sannutti’s Funeral Home until Wednesday.

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Curious about Storefront Improvements and Security Cameras?

This summer, we are continuing our efforts to bring city programs to fruition in Tacony. We are about to launch our third round of Storefront Improvement Program projects and are continuing to install security cameras along Torresdale Avenue through the city’s SafeCam program.

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Thank you to our tax credit partner, Waste Management

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We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our community development corporation tax credit partner, Waste Management, for renewing their support of our efforts. In 2014, they pledged ten years of contributions to the Tacony CDC. Thanks to their commitment, we are able to keep moving forward with Storefront Improvement projects, update our website, fund street cleaning, lobby for programs like Inside Out to come to the neighborhood, and hire interns to increase our capacity.

Waste Management’s commitment is a direct investment in the future of Torresdale Avenue and Tacony as a whole. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

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The Business Owner Survey results are in!

Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving feedback from our business owner survey. We received 15 responses from restaurants, medical offices, retail stores, and others and have collected great feedback to guide our efforts over the next many months. Keep reading for a quick summary of the results.

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Available Commercial Real Estate Along Torresdale Ave in Tacony

There are some great commercial properties available along Torresdale Ave here in Tacony. If you’re looking for commercial space, see below for contact information and photographs for current opportunities.

PROPERTIES FOR SALE:

6602 Torresdale Avenue
See listing here or call My Philly Realty at (267) 238-3737 for more information.
Ground floor retail for rent through Anchor Real Estate Development at (215) 389-2280.

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