Main Street is the name used for Frankford Avenue back when Frankford was borough in the county of Philadelphia prior to the great consolidation in 1854. Michelle Feldman is the Commercial Corridor Manager of the Frankford Community Development Corporation. Her job is to encourage new business to come in and to help existing businesses who are here to grow and thrive. She has been with the CDC for about 8 months now and spends anywhere between 10 and 20 hours a week on the Avenue. She works closely with about 20 to 25 businesses on the Avenue, though of course is always eager to work with more. Main street is her beat.
Below is a video of her conversation with Therice Denby of Denby’ Sweet Sensations discussing how the CDC helps businesses on the Avenue.