University City District (UCD) and the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA) are happy to announce the first ever “Virtual Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll” to support local Baltimore Avenue businesses during the covid-19 crisis. While we still hope to be able to gather together on the Avenue in September, we will not know until early summer if this will be feasible for 2020. In the meantime, UCD and BABA have come together to create our first virtual iteration of the Dollar Stroll: An online raffle. Raffle tickets will be on sale for the two weeks following June 4th, for $1 each, with a minimum purchase of 10 tickets required. Winner will receive a basket of goodies including retail items, gift cards, and food items, plus coupons good for a one-time 10% discount up to $100 for in-store purchases from participating Baltimore Avenue businesses.
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.