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A birds-eye view of University City looking east
Jul 08, 2024 14 days ago

Staff Updates for July 2024

Today, we are excited to share news of five promotions within our staff. Please join us in congratulating A.J. Adams, Patrick Bayer, Lauren Bishop, Morgan Rogers Burns, and Dr. Romaine Thrower on their new titles. 



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A community vendor cooking up offerings at the June 2022 Dollar Stroll
Jul 02, 2024 20 days ago

Community Vending at the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll

University City District (UCD) will hold the next edition of the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll in 2024 on the evenings of Thursday, September 5th. The event draws thousands of neighbors and visitors to enjoy dollar deals from participating vendors. In 2022, we expanded the price levels vendors can offer from $1 deals to deals for $1, $3, OR $5.  

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A SEPTA worker performing trolley track upkeep
Jun 17, 2024 35 days ago

SEPTA's Annual "Trolley Blitz" Will Take Place Between July 12th and July 29th, 2024

Beginning at 10 PM on July 12th, 2024 SEPTA crews will work around the clock, tackling critical track and power maintenance, station upgrades, and intensive cleaning as part of the 2024 Trolley Tunnel Blitz. The work will conclude by Monday, July 29th at 6 AM. Trolleys will not operate in the tunnel at any time during the Blitz. Route 10 [T1], Route 34 [T2], Route 13 [T3], Route 11 [T4] and Route 36 [T5] are suspended between 13th Street and 40th Street Portal until 6 am, July 29.

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Grocery Outlet staff and local reps cut the ribbon on the new store
May 30, 2024 53 days ago

Grocery Outlet Opens 50th East Coast Store in University City

Today, University City gained a new, independently-owned grocery store with the opening of a Grocery Outlet Bargain Market. The store is owned and operated by Jaelyn and Jaida Deas, two sisters from California with extensive experience in grocery retail operations.

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Graduates of a parternship with Iovance pose with Mayor Parker
May 13, 2024 2 months ago

Bank of America Renews Support of the Skills Initiative

We are again grateful to Bank of America for their recent $50,000 grant to benefit our Skills Initiative.

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The Porch at 30th Street Station
May 02, 2024 2 months ago

Temporary Porch Closure for Spring Refresh

Our spring refresh is back! The Porch will be temporarily closed beginning the evening of Sunday, May 5th, 2024 so our crews can complete a spring clean-up. We’ll be power-washing, organizing planters, and doing general tidying to get ready for the warmer months.

We hope to be fully completed by May 15th, 2024 and look forward to welcoming you back then!

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Gretchen Elise Performing at Trolley Portal Gardens in 2023
Apr 22, 2024 3 months ago

2024 Pop-Ups at the Portal

Pop-up performances are returning to Trolley Portal Gardens (40th and Baltimore)! We're once again teaming with local performer and curator Gretchen Elise for five weeks of free, all-ages entertainment. Our pop-ups will run on Thursdays in 2024 from May 9th through June 6th, the evening of our first Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll. Performances will move inside to Renata's Kitchen during inclement weather. 



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UCD President Matt Bergheiser delivers remarks during the State of University City 2024
Apr 19, 2024 3 months ago

The State of University City 2024

On Thursday, April 18th, University City District held our annual State of University City event. We were thrilled to be joined by hundreds of partners, stakeholders, local leaders, and neighbors. During the program, we looked back at a year of major impact within our neighborhood, and looked forward to major events on the horizon, including the upcoming 250th anniversary of America, the rising buildings that will continue to transform our skyline, and UCD's own ambitious plans to enhance access to the Schuylkill River.

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