The Baltimore Avenue Business Association, (BABA), represents the businesses along the vibrant Baltimore Avenue corridor in University City, West Philadelphia. All of the businesses are easily reached by taking the Green Line 34 Trolley or by following the bike paths. You can, of course, walk or drive.
This business corridor serves the diverse West Philly community which cuts across several neighborhood associations: Cedar Park, Garden Court and Spruce Hill. The heart of the community, of course, is beloved Clark Park where everyone can be seen at one time or another. Young or old, families, students, business people, anarchists, artists, musicians and their 4-legged friends all relax and play at the park. And twice a week, the Clark Park Farmers Market is jammed with people buying fresh farm produce.
On Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-8:30, it’s an encore presentation of the ever-popular Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, presented by University City District and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA). Grab $1 specials from Baltimore Avenue merchants and eateries from 43rd to 51st Street, and enjoy live entertainment along the way.
Welcome to Gush, an interactive art gallery which just opened on August 1st and became a BABA member right away. Gush is owned and operated by Sarah Thielke and Stephanie Slate, who both live in the neighborhood (of course!) and are photographers who are very passionate about art and their local community. Their goal is to provide West Philadelphia’s artist community with a creative and inspiring learning center and gallery. Stop in to see the Grand Opening Show, featuring the work of many artists.