Monday, May 20, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lori Brennan, 215-243-0555 or [email protected]

(Philadelphia, PA) – University City District (UCD) is excited to announce the highly-anticipated return of the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll scheduled for the second Thursday in June and September – June 13 and September 12 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. University City’s Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 51st Street will come alive to celebrate its charm with one-night-only $1 bargains. And the special $1 items are as eclectic as the businesses offering them, including Milk & Honey, Dock Street Brewery and Firehouse Bikes, as well as newcomers Little Baby’s Ice Cream and The Green Tambourine. From $1 records and kazoos to $1 vegan baked goods and samosas to $1 smoothies and Dock Street brews, these warm West Philly nights will surely be festive and fun.

Additional food trucks and vendors such as Jimmies Cupcake Co., Sunflower Truck Stop and Lil Dan’s will also be selling $1 items along the avenue. And, XPN favorite, The Fleeting Ends will perform live from 46th and Baltimore, along with fire artists and street performers such as the breathtaking Give & Take Jugglers will also be on hand adding to the excitement.

Not enough? There’ll be giveaways, face painting and balloon artists, and Clark Park will not only host the weekly Thursday Farmers’ Market (from 3-7pm) with fresh food and additional food trucks, but the Heart & Soul piano project will continue to fill the park with impromptu performances. The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll will also showcase UCD’s Parklet locations – at Little Baby’s Ice Cream and Fu-Wah Market, and the new 48th and Baltimore Pedestrian Plaza.

The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll is produced by University City District and sponsored by AroundPhilly, BenFM, Campus Philly, Philadelphia City Paper, Philebrity, Daily Pennsylvanian, Grid Magazine, Metro, Philadelphia Weekly, Philly Fun Guide, Snapple, UC Review, UCNet and Y-Not Radio.

See below for participating businesses or visit

4630 Baltimore Avenue
Vegetable tajin, grape leaves

Atiya Ola’s Spirit First Foods
4505 Baltimore Avenue
Raw food platter

Baltimore Avenue Pet Shoppe
4532 Baltimore Avenue
Toys, treats for cats and dogs

Calvary Church for Culture and Community
801 S 48th Street
Fair trade chocolate bars

Cedar Park Neighbors
2013 Memberships

Curio Theatre Company
4740 Baltimore Avenue
Tickets to preview performances

4708 Baltimore Avenue
Lentil wrap, side salad

Desi Village
4527 Baltimore Avenue
Samosa, mango lassi, gulab jamun

Dock Street Brewery
701 S 50th Street
Beer (7 oz pour), pint glasses

Fiesta Pizza
4518 Baltimore Avenue
Slice of pizza, French fries, water ice

Firehouse Bicycles
701 S. 50th St, 2nd floor
Logo pint glass or inner tube

Gojjo Restaurant and Bar
4540 Baltimore Avenue
Ethiopian cheese steak, samosa, injera wrap, beer

The Gold Standard Cafe
4800 Baltimore Avenue
Bean burger

The Green Line Cafe
4239 Baltimore Avenue
Hot dogs, carrot dogs, seasonal tart

The Green Tambourine
4614 Baltimore Avenue
Kazoos and class vouchers

4907 Catharine Street
Island Mix and Peanut Punch smoothies, fresh salads, vegan baked goods

Little Baby’s Ice Cream
4903 Catharine Street

Mariposa Food Co-op
4824 Baltimore Avenue
Banana whips, cookies, drinks

Marvelous Records
4916 Baltimore Avenue

Milk & Honey Market
4435 Baltimore Avenue
Scoops of Bassets ice cream

Queen Sheba
4511-13 Baltimore Avenue
Cans of beer, hot dogs

4533 Baltimore Avenue
Meatball or veggie mini sandwich, 16 oz soda, 3 cookies

Studio 34
4522 Baltimore Avenue
Coupons for $1 yoga class

University City Historical Society
Memberships for new members

Vientiane Cafe
4728 Baltimore Avenue
Fresh veggie spring rolls, naam salad, chicken skewers, fried tofu

VIX Emporium
5009 Baltimore Avenue
Handmade West Philly notecards, stickers and patches

Y-Not Radio

You Photography
Picture frame and photo sitting

45th & Baltimore Avenue
Recycled grocery bags

Check out these mobile food vendors too!

Jimmies Cupcake Company
Mini-cupcakes and brownies

Lil Dan’s Food Truck
“The Godmother” chicken sliders, Caprese spinach salad

Sunflower Truck Stop
Homemade zucchini bread, sweet potato quesadilla, tamale pups

Sweet Box

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