deep in the heart of South Philly lies a once dormant giant, which has recently been given a second life. We met with Lindsey Scannapieco, Project Manager + Managing Partner of Scout, to discuss how the team plans to breathe life back into this once vacant icon while respecting the history + cultural impact the building has had on the surrounding community and Philadelphia as a whole. From a rooftop bar to a nanoscientist, the former Edward Bok Technical High School is poised to once again provide new opportunities + further cement its legacy in South Philadelphia.
inspired by the fresh, bright, natural ingredients found on the honeygrow menu, Philadelphia artist, Tim Gough, took to designing a piece to add even more exciting color to our new Marlton, NJ location. Accentuated by the expression "wild, wild, life", Tim's mural challenges the viewer to form their own unique connection to the piece, and in turn, the space itself.
we teamed up with Baltimore-based photographer, Ian Bell, to bring our new Rockville location to life. Ian's background is a mixture of music + photography, pulling inspiration from both mediums for each project he pursues. He often ends up marrying the two practices together when he hits the road on tour with a band—playing a set one night, shooting photos of performers the next.
one of the first artists who came to mind for the interior of our new minigrow space on 7th Ave in New York City was our fellow Philly-based friend, Martha Rich. We last partnered with Martha on a mural for our 11th Street location in Philadelphia, and the fact that she teaches at the nearby New York Fashion Institute of Technology, it was a no-brainer to collaborate again to bring more Philadelphia talent to the New York scene.
minigrow is an experience—from the food, to the team, to the energy of the space, we want each visit to our minigrow locations to feel (+ taste) unlike anything New York has ever experienced before. To further elevate this experience, we wanted to feature artists who push boundaries + challenge the viewer with intricate, colorful + playful imagery.