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MANAYUNK ON ICE ISSUE

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Manayunk.com Magazine Table of Contents Manyunk on Ice Issue Manayunk.com Magazine is published by the Manayunk Development Corporation quarterly Manayunk Development Corporation 4312 Main Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127

215.482.9565 Editorial Editor, Caitlin Maloney

Advertising Sales Cammy Joseph 610.642.4301 ext.204 • cjoseph@journalregister.com

Manayunk, Come see what’s in store!

Business Savvy: Art + Science, Where The Focus Is On You

Manayunk Directory & Map

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Chef Spotlight: Warm Up At Winnie’s

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Manayunk Outdoors:

A View To The River

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tephen Falvo, owner of Art + Science, never really had dreams of owning his own salon. He started his career in photography and found he was more interested in the hair and makeup on the models than the physical photograph, so he transitioned to the beauty industry without looking back. After working for 10 years, Falvo knew he wanted to open a salon that was unlike any other. Falvo’s goal: to create a place where stylists could create a career path, be offered benefits, see themselves as professionals, and run a company that would always exceed the expectations of the customers. “I worked in many different types of salons through the years and learned what I wanted and what I didn’t,” Falvo said. In 2004 that goal became a reality. Art + Science opened in Manayunk and it became a staple on Main Street and in Philadelphia, where with its many salons and spas it can be a challenge to distinguish yourself. But, Art + Science has succeeded in doing just that. From their eco-conscious mind-set to their extensive training program for their staff, Art + Science is determined to set themselves above the rest, especially when it comes to customer service. Customer service is something that Falvo has seen lacking in many businesses, so for him, treating every client, like it’s the first time they have walked through the salon’s doors is his philosophy. “We treat our clients like they are guests in our home, from the moment they call until they leave. We want you to have an experience when you visit us, not an appointment,” Falvo said.

Their strong customer service skills are one reason why Art + Science’s referral business is such a huge success. Falvo believes that 80% of their business comes from referrals from happy customers, and the three minute complimentary massages before every haircut, hot towel service, and offering of a cup of hot tea all contribute to happy satisfied clients. The men and women behind this, the Art + Science staff, are something to talk about as well. Falvo said the main thing he looks for in a new team member is that they have to be nice, “because although you can teach someone a technical haircut, you can’t teach them to be nice,” he said. “I don’t ever feel like it’s me who owns the business, but a team of people that create the business who work with me,” Falvo said. “I think having your team feel that ownership, let’s them feel that they are invested in the business.” Before or after your salon treatment, customers can also shop for AVEDA products in the salon’s store on the Giving free massages during appointments at Art + Science ground level. goes along with their mission to treat every client like they are guests in their home.

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Because Art + Science is an AVEDA concept salon, they retail only AVEDA products, which are made from naturally and organically derived ingredients. “We provide everything you would need from head to toe – from hair care to skin and body care,” Falvo said. Though there are many products to choose from, Flavo suggested some of his favorites. If you’re worrying about hair loss and thinning, Falvo offers AVEDA’s newest line called Invati-Solutions. Said to reduce hair loss and thinning by 33%, the line is created with 97% naturally derived ingredients. Falvo said the Green Science Skin care line is also a must try to help with anti-aging because it uses ingredients that work from the inside out. For those suffering from dry winter hair, Falvo suggests their in-store Botanical therapy treatment that can be added on to your cut or color in just an extra five minutes. Falvo also recommends trying their Dry Remedy System of shampoo, conditioner, and a treatment mask. Use the mask once a week for 10 minutes and you’ll be sure to see results, he said. If dry skin is your issue, Falvo said this time of year is the best time for facials and body wraps. He suggests their Botanical Skin Resurfacing facial to remove dry skin or their Caribbean Therapy Body Treatment with a seaweed mask to increase moisture. “Most people think that applying heavy moisturizers is what they should do, but you have to remove the dry surface cells first,” Falvo said.

If you’re still on the hunt for a good Valentine’s Day gift, Art + Science offers couples massages and facial treatments in a couple’s spa room, so they, “can provide a complete day of services with your loved one by your side,” Falvo said. Pick out anything pink and red in the store, like lipsticks or blushes, and get a special promotion too. And if you can’t make up your mind, gift cards can always be ordered from their web site. Falvo originally chose Manayunk as his businesses home because of its central location and has since loved watching it grow and change since opening in 2004. He also enjoys the sense of comradery between the businesses. “I believe we have a community of business owners that want to be successful and know that we can all work together to make that happen,” Falvo said. “Where else can you go that on one street there are five hair salons and we are all successful.” In the future, Falvo is hoping to expand his brand into center city and the suburbs, but for now he’s focusing on continuing to grow his team and presence in Manayunk and possibly offering organic nail services to their menu. “Art + Science is definitely fulfilling my dreams and then some,” Falvo said. “My biggest joy is to watch my team grow.” To learn more about Art + Science visit artplusscience.com and be sure to sign up for their newsletter to get news on product launches and promotions by clicking on “Beauty Alerts”.

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FIND A MERCHANT

Performance Kitchens - C

Locate a store or restaurant and find their red block letter for their map location. MDC Members are listed in bold.

Pompanoosuc Mills - P 4120 Main St. 215-508-3263

APPAREL

TransAmerican Office Furniture - U 4001 Main St. 215-482-8550

Pottery Barn - N Sleepy’s Mattress Store - Q

Armen’s Custom Tailor Studio - F Benjamin Lovell Shoes - J

JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES

Greene Street Consignment - J 4313 Main St. 267-335-5478 Main Street, Manayunk Shopping & Dining, Directory & Map

His Rags Her Riches - T

Manayunk Greenworks - M 4235 Main St. 973-698-7057 Nicole Miller - L 4249 Main St. 215-930-0307 Octavio Miles - L

Paula Hian Design - E 106 Gay St. 215-487-2762 Remix - G 4355 Main St. 215-487-6590 The Attic - I Tag Denim - H Touchables - J

Chabaa Thai Bistro - G 4371 Main St. 215-483-1979

Yanako Sushi - L 4255 Main St. 215-215-1215

GALLERIES

Three Potato Four - Y

Artesano Iron Works - A (Cresson St.)

Couch Tomato Café and Bistro - L 102 Rector St. 215-483-2233

Zesty’s Restaurant - H 4382 Main St. 215-483-6226

Latitudes Gallery - I

HEALTH & BEAUTY

Derek’s Restaurant - F 4411 Main St. 215-483-9400

FOOD SPECIALTY

Orbit Art Gallery - K 4312 Main St. 215-508-6728

Gemelli - O 4161 Main St. 215-487-1230

Agiato Bread Company - G

Worn Yesterday - N

BARS & NIGHTLIFE

Han Dynasty - H 4356 Main St. 215-508-2066

Ashes Cigar Bar - A Beat Street Station - E (Cresson St.) Castle Roxx Café - S (Cresson St.) Cresson Inn - E (Cresson St.)

Il Tartufo - I

Jakes & Coopers Wine Bar - G 4365 Main St. 215-483-0444

Flat Rock Saloon - J

Kildare’s Irish Pub - E 4417 Main St. 215-482-7242

J.D. McGillicuddy’s - J 111 Cotton St. 215-930-0209

Laxmi’s Indian Grille - C

Mad River - P 4100 Main St. 215-482-2666 Main Street Bar & Grill - M Pitchers Pub - H

DINING Agiato Paninoteca & Enoteca - G 4359 Main St. 215-482-9700 Bayou Bar & Grill - M 4245 Main St. 215-482-2560 Bella Trattoria - K 4258 Main St. 215-482-5556 Bourbon Blue - K 2 Rector St. 215-508-3360 Cactus Cantina - M 4243 Main St. 267-385-6249 Page 8

Bendi Jewelry - I

Manayunk, Come see what’s in store!

Hikaru - H 4348 Main St. 215-487-3500

VAMP Boutique - M

A.I. Poland Jewelers - G 4347 Main St. 215-483-1316

Lucky’s Last Chance - C 4421 Main St. 215-509-6005 Machismo Burrito Bar - H Main Street Munchies - J

Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant - P 4120 Main St. 215-482-8220 Manayunk Diner - W

Meze Café - J 4311 Main St. 215-509-6393 Sapphire - Q 4141 Main St. 215-508-0336 The Manayunk Tavern - M 4247 Main St. 267-335-2121 U.S. Hotel Bar and Grill - A

Winnie’s Le Bus - K 4266 Main St. 215-487-2663

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Angelo & Josephine’s Gourmet - M Café Volo - H

Mediterranean Accents - M

Soft Illusions Fine Art Gallery - M 4203 Main St. 215-483-1188

5th Avenue Hair Studio - F (Levering)

Art + Science Salon & Spa - L 4259 Main St. 215-482-2242 Beans Beauty Store & Salon - F 4405 Main St. 215-487-3333 Chinese Tai Chi Center - D

Gary Mann Jewelers - G 4349 Main St. 215-482-7051 Martin J. Pulli Jeweler - I 4337 Main St. 215-508-4610 The Eyeglass Works - F 4407 Main St. 215-487-2711

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Main Street Music - B 4444 Main St. 215-487-7732 Society Hill Dance Academy - E 4401 Cresson St. 215-482-1611 The Grape Room - I (Grape St.)

Caputo’s Pizzeria - M 4229 Main St. 215-483-2780

Sunrise in Tibet - L

Chop Shop - O

Vision of Tibet - M

Christie’s Nails & Tanning - B

Chloe’s Corner - N 4162 Main St. 215-482-5600

White Stone Gallery - M

Cinderella Nails - G

PET SERVICES

GIFTS & SPECIALITY

CVS Pharmacy - U

Canine Clippers - G (Cresson St.)

Dice’s Deli - B

Clairvoyant Monica - H 4400 Main St. 215-508-1400

Dyanna’s Nails - M

Doggie Style - G

Grimaldi’s Hair - S

Main Street Market - G 4345 Main St. 215-482-9500

DIGS - J

Fedora Salon & Spa - O

Main Street Animal Clinic - I 4331 Main St. 215-487-1037

Fleur Flowers - K

Kadillac Tattoo - G (Cotton St.)

Top Tails - J (Cotton St.)

Mike’s Pizza - Q

Good Vibrationz - Q 4107 Main St. 215-483-6900

Kings Barber - L

Walk This Way - K

Lou Tallerico - C

SPORTS & FITNESS

J & J Computer Services - M

Le’ Pink Champu’ - M

Palm Tree Market - G 4366 Cresson St. 215-621-6765

Lynece Austin Photography - M

Salon L’Etoile - H 4360 Main St. 215-483-2500

Awakenings Pole Fitness - O 4151 Main St. 610-348-7165

Riverside Pizza - M 4217 Main St. 215-482-7400

Nex Level Wireless - I 4327 Main St. 267-498-7046

Style of Man - B

Cadence Cycling & Multisport - I

Tutis Barber Stylist - H

Hotbox Yoga - O

Starbucks - E

RevivalSmith - M

Sweet Elizabeth’s Cakes - F 4409 Main St. 267-331-8949

HOME FURNISHINGS

Salon L’Etoile Beauty Boutique - H 4360 Main St. 215-483-2500

Carson Wood Furnishings - T

Human Zoom Bikes & Boards - O 4159 Main St. 215-487-7433

Sorrentino’s Deli - F (Cresson St.)

Spectrum Scientific - F

Consignment Marketplace - T 4001 Main St. 215-298-9534

Joltin’ Jabs - J 4303 Main St. 215-482-4802

Tommy Gunns American Barbeque - X Village Spices - N

Susan Beard Photography - Z 123 Leverington Ave. 215-483-1990

Dwelling - R 4050 Main St. 215-487-7400

Manayunk Sport & Social Club - M 4245 Main St. 215-696-7969

Whirled Peace - I 4321 Main St. 215-487-0489

The Little Apple - G 4353 Main St. 267-335-4968

Furniture Lifestyle - H

RowZone Indoor Rowing Studio - F

Furniture Workshop - G (Levering St.)

Sweat Fitness - O

Wine & Spirits Shoppe - W

The Spiral Bookcase - I 112 Cotton St. 215-482-0704

Ligne Roset - Q 4131 Main St. 215-487-2800

Triumph Motorcycles - T

Frak’s Steaks - F (Cresson St.)

Mom’s Bake at Home Pizza - B 4457 Main St. 215-482-1044

Yunk’s Café - Q

MeadowSweet Vintage - H

United Arts Movie Theater - W

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Bryn Mawr Running Company - H

Yoga On Main - G

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f you haven’t already noticed, Winnie’s LeBus has a new look. The hot topic of discussion, the new facade. Chef John O’Brien, said customers began commenting on the new changes immediately, including the new awning and a new gray and black classic sign, that has replaced the pastel colored sign of the past. “We wanted a fresher and cleaner look,” O’Brien said of the changes. “We are always adding new, exciting, and fresh menu items.” But people still come in every morning just for the bread, which is why Winnie’s still holds their roots in LeBus by serving their fresh made breads that are delivered daily every morning. They also serve homemade goods as well, with their new addition being plain, blueberry or cranberry corn muffins in mini and full size. Besides the new exterior, owner Winnie Clowry said there will be changes coming to the interior as well, including updates to the bar, softer earth toned paint colors, and murals featuring the Manayunk Bridge, Bike Race, and Arts Festival.

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“I wanted to feature local Manayunk landmarks to maintain the neighborhood feel,” Winnie said. Although LeBus has transformed throughout the years, Winnie’s has remained a lasting staple in the community where you can hangout and get great food made from healthy natural ingredients. “It always had a neighborhood feel since the beginning,” said O’Brien. “Most servers live in the area and most of the customers are local too.” O’Brien began working at the restaurant back in 1992, when it was called LeBus Main Street before Winnie bought it in 2003. When asked why he has stuck around so long, O’Brien replied, “because I like Winnie, but who doesn’t.” “I’ve always felt very comfortable here with the style of food and cuisine, and we have a great staff – the food, the people, the décor,” O’Brien said. “It’s not uptight or pretentious, we don’t have white table clothes, it’s just real relaxed.” Keeping up with the relaxed homemade theme, Winnie’s features heartier dishes during the winter months to keep you

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warm and full. Dishes like their Pappardelle Pasta with Wild Because Winnie’s has been the location for so many first dates Mushroom Ragu and Turkey Pot Pie with Buttermilk Crust and engagements over the years, Winnie said Valentine’s Day are two winter favorites. weekend tends to be really nostalgic. Though the menu at Winnie’s is ever changing, continued on page 12 O’Brien said there are few staples that will always remain his favorites. The Blue Colorado Salad, made with homemade ancho chili glazed chicken and the French Toast, made with thick slices are French Brioche are his two picks. If you’re in need of a good bowl of soup, the daily soup options, which are made from scratch every morning at 6 am are perfect for a warm winter lunch or dinner. Everyday Winnie’s offers one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian soup option along with their famous Turkey Chilli with Grilled Cornbread and their Vegetarian Chilli, both customer favorites. Winnie’s bartenders and staff also develop seasonal drink specials offered during happy hours and dinners. Drinks like hot spiked apple cider, winter sangria and their new drink called the cinnamon bun, made with rum, cinnamon, brown sugar and whipped cream, are currently featured. “It tastes just like the real thing,” O’Brien said of the cinnamon bun drink. Winnie’s has updated their façade with a fresh look and their new black and gray sign has been the hot topic of discussion in Manayunk.

Don’t you deserve to look your best?

Salon ❉ Spa ❉ Store ❉ AVEDA

4259 Main Street, Philadelphia Pa. 19127 ❉ 215-482-2242 ❉ www.artplusscience.com MANAYUNK.com

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Consignment Boutique

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Mens & Woman’s Clothing

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4001 Main Street Manayunk 215-487-0484 www.HisRagsHerRiches.com

Where design comes to life ~ again! 3 C L FLOORS O T TO H EXPLORE I N G

COME SEE WHAT’S IN STORE! WHEN: First Friday Each Month WHERE: Participating Merchants HOURS: Events Run From 5-9 PM COST: Free to the Public FOLLOW THE FLAGS to experience Manayunk - MNYK: shop, dine, and play!

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Consignment Marketplace

F U R N I T U R E

4001 Main Street Manayunk Parking

215.298.9534 www.consignmentmarketplace.net

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n case you haven’t heard, Venice Island in Manayunk is undergoing a major transformation. What once was a parking lot and an outdated community recreation center is now a major construction site. Symbolic of what is to come is the unencumbered view to the River from this stretch of land. The planned project will continue this visual connection to the river as well as create other opportunities for visitors to experience nature firsthand. Brought about by the need to build an underground water storage basin, the final product of this project by the Philadelphia Water Department will include state of the art recreation and performing arts facilities, athletic courts, children’s play area and parking. The site design reflects sustainable, ecologically sensitive stormwater management design and riverbank restoration, while providing a much-needed public space in Manayunk. It will enhance what is already a popular recreational hub frequented by bicyclists, runners, birdwatchers, fishermen, kayakers and dog walkers. Concurrent projects on the Canal and Towpath will also serve to enhance recreational resources. Come visit the Visitors Gateway located at the Manayunk Development Corporation at 4312 Main Street. Open 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, the gateway features an interactive touch screen kiosk as well as trail maps. Or learn about all there is to do and the progress of projects by going online to destinationschuylkillriver.org.

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Deck Open in Early Spring!! Private Events 20-350 ppl | Custom Menu’s Available 1/2 Price Happy Hour Mon-Fri | 6pm-8pm $3 Drinks, $3 Drafts, & 50% Snack Menu

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