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"At our first meeting at Erica's house in 2009, we only intended to add another community garden to the vibrant tapestry of West Philadelphia. But after witnessing the dire need for jobs and improved food security in both West Philadelphia and the city as a whole, we founded Philly Rooted as a way to address these issues. Since our founding in 2010, Philly Rooted has built two community gardens, an urban farm and developed a growers' cooperative to market a portion of the food grown. We feel fortunate to work in the progressively diverse neighborhoods of West Philadelphia. And we are proud that our work is ensuring a sustainable future for our community."
"As someone who grew up and was educated in University City, I have witnessed firsthand the transformation of this neighborhood. It is a great joy to be a part of the revitalization of our corner specifically, and to be a member of a diverse multicultural neighborhood as a whole. I look forward to being an integral part of the continued growth of University City."
"Mariposa has over 40 years of history here—being owned and operated by the people of West Philadelphia. We needed more space because our membership doubled over the past few years, and we wanted our new home to be close since most of our members live within blocks. We wouldn’t dream of leaving such a vibrant and tight community."
"In the heart of University City lies the University City Science Center, where we chose to open our doors in 2007. What drew us here is the Science Center’s distinguished track-record of nurturing young life science companies by providing resources required for successful development both inside and outside of the laboratory. Being a Science Center resident has been invaluable to the growth of our company and has allowed us to attract both scientific talent and investors. We enjoy the access that it offers to universities, scientists, advocacy groups, and equity partners, as well as the physical location of University City. We are proud to be a resident of this dynamic and ever-expanding scientific community."
"In University City, you can find this remarkable concentration of academic and industrial entities—the sort of environment in which a place like The Wistar Institute can thrive. Together, we have built a culture of respect that underlies the sort of collaboration and innovation necessary to help us translate biomedical research discoveries into lasting clinical benefits for the public."
"I moved here with my young family in 2005. We were inspired by the potential of the Baltimore Avenue business corridor and the support of our neighbors to open Milk & Honey Market, and realize our long time dream. It is an exceptional experience to be a business owner in such a supportive community. With so many new businesses opening, the corridor is becoming ever more vibrant and an anchor of activity in the neighborhood."
"I’ve always been drawn to the diversity of University City. The neighborhood is home to so many vibrant cultures, and there’s a youthful exuberance here that really appeals to me. University City welcomed Distrito with open arms when we debuted here in July 2008, and it was that reception that inspired me to bring JG Domestic, my ‘signature’ restaurant, to the Cira Centre here last year. I’m proud to be a member of this community, and I look forward to many more years in the neighborhood."
"As a resident of University City, I feel we all have a tremendous commitment to this neighborhood. This is evident not only in the homegrown local businesses but also in our daily social interactions, which creates an amazing sense of community that I am proud to be a part of."