At Eyes on the Street, we're suckers for a great storfront - from sleek contemporary design to revamped classics. The best storefronts catch your eye, add life to the streetscape, and are creative expressions of commerce. So it's with great pleasure that we show off the winners of this year's Storefront Challenge, hosted by the Community Design Collaborative
and the Commerce Department.
Back in August EOTS helped spread the word
about the contest, geared at showing off examples of recent storefront improvements that serve to strengthen our city's commercial corridors and promote local businesses. To be eligible for this year's awards, construction must have been completed since October 2010.
A panel of all-star design judges picked the winners from more than 60 nominees. Several of the city's resurgent commercial corridors - Frankford Avenue, South Street West, East Passyunk - were well represented among this year's honorees. The awards were handed out at a ceremony
on Wednesday, held as part of DesignPhiladelphia.
And the Citywide Storefront Challenge winners are...
BANG FOR THE BUCK: Little Baby's Ice Cream, 2311 Frankford Avenue
won this category for their new storefront. They spent about $2,000 on facade renovations, making a big splash for a relatively low pricetag. Honorable mention went to Community Bikes and Boards