Metropolis: Ten block stretch of South Street storefronts has 16 percent vacancy rate

According to public affairs news reporting site Metropolis, South Street has seen better times. The district, from Front Street to 11th Street and Lombard to Bainbridge, has 38 vacant storefronts, including 10 landmark businesses which recently departed. The western end of the corridor, though — anchored by WholeFoods and Superfresh — is thriving.

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Brian James Kirk, Co-founder, Technically Media

Lives: Point Breeze, South Philadelphia.
Philosophy: Don’t talk about it; do it.
Twitter: @brianjameskirk
When you see Brian ask him about: Early 90′s punk rock / biking / coffee.

Kirk, a co-founder, handles business development, marketing and product development for the network, developing new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He manages efforts like Philly Tech Week and Connect Philly. Kirk is a graphic designer at heart, responsible for making sure that even the company’s spreadsheets are pretty. In his spare time, he’s actively seeking the best bar in South Philly.

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