upon entering our Fishtown HQ, you'll be greeted by two vibrant murals created by Philly-based contemporary artist, NDA. As longtime fans of NDA's work in Philly + beyond, we approached him for these internal pieces because we felt he could deliver thought-provoking, unique artwork which would help continually inspire the creativity which we, as a company, thrive on. The murals, complete with his signature silhouettes, impossible objects + abstract designs, delivered just that.
throughout our year-long partnership with Musicopia, we've witnessed countless examples which prove #ArtEdWorks. Musicopia’s mission is to provide opportunities for children to experience, learn, perform + appreciate music. We were proud to support Musicopia through our #hgMusic campaign during the '16-'17 school year.
several years ago on the blog, we met with Jessa Stevens, co-founder of the (then new) Philly-made, small-batch kombucha business, Inspired Brews. Born in 2014 from the desire to bring the community together over locally sourced + locally produced healthy beverages, Inspired Brews has since increased their operation + portfolio with over 100 Philadelphia vendors carrying their seasonal, cultured creations.
with four floors of mixed-use office space + an incredible roof deck for events (such as hgAthletics pop-up yoga on June 7th!), The Yard is a beautiful, welcome addition to Philadelphia's ever expanding small business community. Located just above our new 11th Street spot in Midtown Village, this Brooklyn-born concept offers its members the private, closed office spaces they need to build + manage their businesses while still providing an open, collaborative environment.
upon entering our new 11th Street location in Philadelphia's Midtown Village you'll immediately notice the large, vibrant mural completed by Martha Rich. Featuring colorful characters proclaiming even more colorful remarks (some of which Martha had overheard while eavesdropping at our 16th Street location), this piece provides a wonderful splash of energy to the space.
for some time we searched for a solution to our "order up" system—something which would replace shouting order numbers with a more delicate, "honeygrow" approach. In an effort not to over-tech our restaurants with another digital display, we opted for a split-flap display system (which used to be found at train stations all over the world). We wanted this system to not only display order numbers, but also have the capability to show messages, symbols + promotions with a nostalgic, comfortable presence for our guests. One problem—we needed it to be custom built.
our pop-up yoga partners, Philadelphia-based yoga company PLUSgives, are on a mission to provide high-quality yoga mats + materials, while supporting charitable organizations throughout the region—ultimately improving the quality of life for many, not just yogis. We talked with founder Annika Tubito to learn more about what inspired her to pursue such a charitable business model, the designs of the mats + what her plans are moving forward.