In 2012, a group of well-connected Philly nightlife entrepreneurs transformed an old Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant in the Spring Garden neighborhood into Union Transfer, and it quickly became one of the most popular music venues in the city. Several nights a week, this mid-size, 1,000-capacity club books generally indie and small-label national touring bands: the garagey Heartless Bastards, retro-soul purveyors Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and the synthy electronic-music trio Chvrches are the types of bands that grace Union Transfer’s stage. Shows are general admission with limited seating available in the upstairs balcony. Most concertgoers stand in the main floor area in front of the stage. During all-ages shows, concertgoers need a wristband to access one of the three bars.
Named a top 25 alternative gym by Greatist.com, RowZone's unique blend of rowing exercises and full-body toning techniques to help students of all ages and abilities stave off the boredom and plateaus of other fitness regimens. During RZ Core workouts, instructors provide helpful pointers and encouragement to students as they shape up with body-toning ergometers.
Each structured session presents a total-body workout that incorporates rowing, resistance training, and fitness techniques that solidify cores and improve flexibility. Additionally, free-weight curls, crunches, lunges, and other rowing exercises work to provide an effective strength-endurance workout.
Using his training in microbiology and cell biology from Yale University, the president and CEO of Dos Funny Frogs Cleaning Service developed Sapos, an all-natural product line that cleans and disinfects without harsh chemicals. His professional staff use Sapos products for each of their specialized home-, office-, and carpet-cleaning treatments, ensuring they banish dirt and germs without harming family members or the environment. The licensed, bonded, and insured crewmembers arrive in uniform to help customers distinguish them from disoriented Christmas carolers, and clients can track the arrival of their technicians with the online Frog Tracker.
Squeaky Clean's diligent cleaning crews perform thorough window cleansings and home scrubbings with eco-gentle supplies. Clients select from a full menu of services for three-hour home cleanings, including bathroom tile and grout de-griming, garage sweeping, and swift evicting of deadbeat dust bunnies. Twelve-window scrub-downs transform streaky portholes into spotless panes, ushering in streams of light to perk up slouching house plants. Cleaning crews perform their tasks courteously and with extra attention paid to special instructions.
The locally owned Express Care Quick Lube center betters the interior and exterior of vehicles with the same skill and professional touch championed by Valvoline in more than 100 different countries. Full-service oil changes keep cars running smoothly, and replacement batteries reinvigorate weary engine blocks. While transmission and radiator services take care of the inner organs, laser car washes keep the car’s shell radiant with high-pressure washes, polishes, and sealants that protect the paint against moisture and UV rays.
Each year, the Just Born confectionary company teams up with non-profit cultural ambassadors ArtsQuest to present PEEPS Fest, honoring the nation's foremost bird-shaped marshmallow treat in its birthplace. The family-friendly event features art and music performances alongside PEEPS-themed events. Fire and ice join forces on this yearly occasion to pay homage to marshmallow—their favorite non-elemental substance—as ice sculptors and glass blowers craft inventive PEEPScapes. In the culinary arena, local restaurants vie for the mantle of best PEEPS-inclusive dessert. Children will enjoy performances by magicians and clowns, participating in PEEPS arts and crafts, and making PEEPS s'mores, the only PEEPS Fest activity that includes a free sticky handshake.