SHOP PHL: Summer 2022 Edition

July 26, 2022

Summer is here, most businesses are operating at full capacity, museums and attractions are open, and people are returning to workplaces. We encourage you to relax and recharge this summer by supporting local businesses and organizations. To start, check out this curated list of some of our PIDC clients.

Images courtesy of Tubby Robot Ice Cream, Smith Memorial Playground, Navy Yard, and Attic Brewing.

I Scream, You Scream for Ice Cream


Dre’s Water Ice & Ice Cream

Dre’s Water Ice & Ice Cream’s mission is to provide the freshest, richest, and creamiest traditional and non-traditional water ice, ice cream, ice cream cakes, crème ice, and frozen desserts from the purest and finest ingredients available.

Lil Pop Shop

Instead of using artificial ingredients or dyes in their ice pops and pies, Lil Pop Shop uses fresh fruit, sugar, herbs, spices, organic eggs, milk, yogurt, and cream.


Franklin Fountain

Franklin Fountain offers ice cream, bonbons, seasonal candy, and other confections.


Milk Jawn

Milk Jawn is a small batch, premium ice cream jawn based in Philly. It uses fresh, local PA dairy and makes ice cream Philly-style (without eggs) to deliver amazing flavors.

Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory

The Tubby Robot Ice Cream Factory is a homemade ice cream parlor specializing in creating unique sundaes and fostering a love for great games.

Grab a Cold One

Yards Brewing Company

Shop all beers online for pick-up, stop by the taproom, or host an event on site at Yards Brewing Company. Their “Brew Unto Others” motto reflects their commitment to quality, community, and sustainability.


Triple Bottom Brewing

A neighborhood brewery with a mission to create moments of joy and connection, empower each other to craft a better future, and protect the health of the planet.


Dock Street Brewery

One of the first post-prohibition craft breweries in the country, and Philadelphia’s first all-grain brew pub, Dock Street Brewery is a woman-owned and immigrant-owned brewery selling pizza, cans, cases, 4-packs, and more.

New Liberty Distillery

New Liberty Distillery reinterprets some of the whiskey brands that made Pennsylvania famous.


Attic Brewing Co.

As Germantown’s first craft brewery in over 100 years, Attic Brewing Co. has 14 of their own award winning craft beers on tap, along with wine, cider, cocktail, and spirit options.



Have Fun Exploring Some Philadelphia Sites


Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to 200 galleries of world-class art and is Philadelphia’s destination for creative play. Visit the main building on the Parkway.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious lawbreakers, including “Slick Willie” Sutton and “Scarface” Al Capone.

Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.


The Franklin Institute

As the most visited museum in Pennsylvania and a top-five tourist destination in the City of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is one of the leading science centers in the country, and serves as a prominent educational and cultural resource.


The Navy Yard

Since 2000, PIDC, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, and its partners have transitioned the Navy Yard into what is considered the most successful redevelopment of a former military facility in the country and “America’s coolest shipyard,” as dubbed by POLITICO. Visitors can enjoy restaurants, a hotel staycation at the Marriott, amazing public art, outdoor activities in one of the many parks, and more. Check out our walking tour and visitors guide.


Schuylkill River Trail

Schuylkill River Trail is a multi-use path that will extend 120 miles from Frackville in Schuylkill County, through Montgomery, Chester and Berks Counties to Philadelphia. The trail passes through rural, agricultural, suburban, urban, and industrial landscapes.

Kimmel Cultural Campus

The Kimmel Center houses a variety of world-class performance and meeting spaces. The Kimmel Cultural Campus cultivates a creative, inclusive, socially-responsible community to share experiences. The Kimmel Cultural Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Miller Theater (formerly the Merriam Theater).

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is a non-profit performing arts center. The Mann’s campus in Fairmount Park features stunning views of Philadelphia, the world-class TD Pavilion, and an open-air skyline stage.


Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse

Take your child, or inner child, out to enjoy the outdoors! The mission of Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse is to provide and promote opportunities for unstructured free play for children. The Playground is situated on its original historic landscape – 6 1/2 acres of open fields, wooded terrain, and sloped hills – and is home to the century old Ann Newman Giant Wooden Slide, a treasured play experience for generations of Philadelphia’s children, as well as other unique pieces of play equipment.

Arden Theatre

The Arden brings to life great stories by storytellers on stage, in the classroom and in the community. Arden also provides a free digital platform designed to entertain, engage, and edify.

Wilma Theater

Described as the “Awesome Adventurous Theater,” Wilma Theater offers an array of events designed to cultivate conversation and engage your imagination. Enjoy cafe chats, pre- and post-show discussions, open mics, and productions of living, adventurous art.


The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is a nonprofit with a mission to design, develop, program and maintain public amenities along the central Delaware River Waterfront. It serves as a vibrant destination for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. Check out some of the family-friendly activities throughout the year, including skating, cultural festivals, games, and more.


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Support Asian American & Pacific Islander-owned Businesses

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Shop PHL: New Year, New You

Whether you want to do home improvements, get in shape, implement healthier eating habits, grow your business, or improve your finances, there’s a local business for that, so we rounded up various PIDC client businesses that can help you jumpstart your new year goals. Use this new year as new motivation to support small businesses.

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November 17, 2022

Shop PHL: 2022 Holiday Edition

Oh, the joy of the holiday season! If you’re looking for gifts and places to help you spread the holiday cheer, we have you covered! PIDC is proud to highlight a variety of our unique client businesses that offer gifts and services to help you check off your lists. As you enjoy this holiday season

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