Last Thursday, the UC Review launched its radio show on WPEB, 88.1 last Thursday, May 6th at 8:00 a.m. Featuring Editor Robert Christian and Staff Reporter Nicole Contosta, the weekly program aims to keep West Philadelphia residents in touch with pertinent issues and events.
Joe McNulty, the Commercial Corridors Manager for the University City District joined them to announce an L&I sweep of Baltimore Ave from 40th through 52nd Street starting the week of June 14th. An inspector will visit every business to make sure that it has the proper licenses and zoning, said McNulty. As the conversation unfolded, McNulty explained that some of the most pressing concerns facing those businesses along Baltimore Ave include making sure owners have an up to date privilege license and other applicable licenses such as for liquor. Also, is not currently legal for a business to provide outdoor seating unless it is in the bounds of that property, added McNulty.
In an effort to help business owners along Baltimore Ave prepare for the upcoming inspection, McNulty has asked an inspector to come to the next Baltimore Ave Business Association Meeting on June 1st.
Note: The UCD is in no way involved with the L&I Sweep, it would simply like to help businesses prepare for it so the Avenue can maintain its vitality.
As of press time, a specific time and location has not been determined for the June 1st meeting…but stay tuned to the UC Review for further details.
The University City Review’s weekly program airs every Thursday morning between 8:00-9:00 a.m. on WPEB, 88.1. To call the us while we are on the air: 215-472-0882.