Archive for the ‘Business Development’ Category

Mercy Fitzgerald As Rich in History As Lansdowne Itself

Being new to the Lansdowne area, having just moved here in July 2015, I went through the usual “Where is the post office…” “Where is the library…” and being of the klutzy nature, the most important one: “Where is the hospital?”


In my research, I found Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital closest to home. I was happy to find that they offered a full array of acute care services and health programs to promote the physical and spiritual well-being of their patients in Lansdowne and the surrounding community.


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Local Business Owners Recruit Community Bank to Lansdowne

The building at 48 Marshall Road has been home to a number of different banks since 1955. But shortly after the First Union Bank was merged and abandoned the site the local owners of Stephanou’s Service Center and Mar-Win Shop N Bag saw a decline in their respective businesses and mounted a campaign to recruit a community bank back to the neighborhood. Their efforts helped bring Eagle National Bank to Lansdowne.

Eagle National Bank

Eagle National Bank, 48 W. Marshall Road.

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Twenty Years and the Beat Goes On for Todaro’s Music Store

Todaro’s Music Store is a creative destination where proprietor Joe Todaro has been making music for over two decades. In fact, Todaro not only makes music they make musical instruments too! Joe Todaro invented, designed, and manufactures a Ukulele-Charango, a string instrument that produces a very unique sound. The instrument is hand crafted in South America and sold all over the world. It is most popular with ukulele players and plucked string instrument musicians. Todaro also imports musical instruments and accessories from all over the world, and can provide the precise instrument for the beginning musician as well as the most talented professional.

Todaro's Music
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The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation Is Moving Forward

The Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation, (HLTC), aspires to adaptively reuse the 1,358 seat Lansdowne Theater as a concert and performing arts venue featuring nationally known singer songwriters, adult-alternative and classic rock musicians, and for use by area non-profit performing arts and civic organizations. Through the leadership of State Representative Nicholas Micozzie and State Senator Anthony Williams, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has committed $4 million to the project. With historic tax credits and other financing sources the HLTC has reached nearly 70% of its financing goal. Delaware County Council recently awarded a $125,215 grant in support of the restoration of the outdoor lobby, including the ticket booth, front doors, lighting fixtures, poster cases, stucco and stone baseboard. Work is expected to begin in early 2015. In 2013 Delaware County Council funded the restoration of the marquee.

Theater Lansdowne

The Historic Lansdowne Theater relighting.

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Woodward Properties Revitalize Lansdowne Communities

Woodward Properties, a family owned and operated Apartment Management Company has recently acquired five apartment communities in Lansdowne to add to their portfolio. Their President and Founder, Michael Woodward, is Past President of the Pennsylvania Apartment Association and has been nominated and appointed City Avenue Special Services District Treasurer. Headquartered on the City Avenue corridor of Philadelphia, Woodward Properties brings with them 35 years of experience revitalizing communities through extensive land development projects.

Patricia Court

Patricia Court on North Lansdowne Avenue

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The Coolest New Kid on the Block: The Icery!

If you have not been to The Icery yet, stop reading and get yourself there right away. We mean it! The most recent addition to Lansdowne’s downtown is a very special treat. This artisan ice cream and water ice shop stays true to the ‘artisan’ label: they make a high quality product in small quantities using traditional methods.

The Icery

The Icery is now open at 23 North Lansdowne Avenue

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Vinyl Revival Celebrates One Year in Lansdowne

Andrea and Gregg DiFabio are celebrating the one year anniversary of the opening of their record store, Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue. Vinyl Revival is a destination for people who want a unique entertainment and shopping experience. Not your ordinary record store, Vinyl Revival offers not only new and vintage vinyl records but also sells handmade and up-cycled artful home and fashion accessories, record players, and music memorabilia.

The Vault at Vinyl Revival

Vinyl Revival at 35-37 N. Lansdowne Avenue

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Restaurateur with Four Seasons Experience Opens 5-Star Restaurant in Lansdowne

Bounta Phengsisouk and family proudly opened AviAnna Restaurant and Banquet Hall  at 55 E. Baltimore Avenue.  Named in honor of his granddaughter, the tastefully decorated Asian Fusion restaurant can accommodate over 200 guests and has a separate banquet room for groups and private parties – complete with dance floor! The impressive 3,000 square foot interior with luxury apartments above is a mixed-use redevelopment of a Victorian era property that had been vacant and underutilized for decades.

AviAnna interior

The tastefully decorated interior of AviAnna

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Mark Galdo Ceramic Tile & Flooring Celebrates 13 Years in Lansdowne

Mark Galdo Ceramic Tile & Flooring is one of Lansdowne’s fasted growing retailers. Since opening a single storefront at 92 E. Baltimore Ave. in 2001, Mark Galdo acquired the adjoining store, remodeled several times and more then quadrupled his original show room space. Mark Galdo is the area’s largest direct importer of stone, porcelain, glass, pebbles, and mosaic tile from all over the world. In addition, they also offer carpet, hardwood, laminate and vinyl flooring.

Mark Galdo Ceramic Tile & Flooring, 92 E. Baltimore Avenue

Mark Galdo Ceramic Tile & Flooring, 92 E. Baltimore Avenue

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Become Yoga OM’s Lansdowne

Local residents, Charla and Dimeji, have lived in Lansdowne now for nine years. Deciding to move from Center City was a tough decision for them, but they were in search of a neighborhood where they could raise their (at the time) 8 month old son, an area that had great homes, a family atmosphere and a diversity that reflected their desires and values. Lansdowne to them fit the bill on many levels!!


Become Yoga

Become Yoga at 12 N. Lansdowne Avenue

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