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9 Business Owners to Transform Kensington Ave


Earlier this year, Shift Capital, Impact Services and NKCDC invited you to reimagine Kensington Avenue.

Through the Challenge, Shift Capital, a social impact real estate firm, offered to provide funding and free rent to place business concepts in their unused commercial spaces on Kensington Avenue. NKCDC and Impact Services helped applicants with business plans, financial plans, licensing and permitting, zoning, referrals for financing and other business needs.

This week, nine business owners were announced as the winners of the challenge. They will receive technical and financial assistance, and up to a year of free rent.

Congratulations to all of the winners, including a Vietnamese coffee roaster, a Philadelphia Pretzel Factory franchise, 24 hour daycare facility, recording studio, Soul Food restaurant, glass blowing studio, Italian restaurant and two bakeries!


New Kensington Community Development Corporation
2515 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125
P: (215) 427-0350  |  F: (215) 427-1302  |  info@nkcdc.org
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