Oct 06, 2017 0 comments

By Tatiana Codnor-Perry

Everyone has their special "thing." From coffee to arts to good wi-fi, find out what makes Manayunk so special to Mike!

Are you from Manayunk? If not, what brings you here?

I'm from Roxborough, so I'm really close. I work remotely so I come to Volo coffee to work once a week maybe.

What attracts you to Volo Coffeehouse?

It's one of the few non-chain coffee places here, which is really great. The staff is nice, the food is really awesome, and they have wi-fi that doesn't suck, so it's good.

Have you ever been to any Manayunk events?

Yeah, I do a lot of stuff at The Grape Room. I try to go to the open band jams every Wednesday. If there's a band I know playing on weekends, I try to go to that, and they do improv shows, so I try to go to those, too.

What draws you to the Manayunk arts scene?

Art, music... the scene exists. I just feel like the musicians are of a super high caliber, which was really surprising when I first came here. I came from a smaller town where there's not as much talent, so it's kind of cool coming here and seeing a lot of talent.

Do you recommend any particular places for visitors?

Han Dynasty's great, get the hottest thing. Grape Room is great. Volo Coffeehouse: great... It just depends what you're doing. Just do as much as possible, take chances, life is short *laughs*.

Why do you love Manayunk?

Let's keep this monolithic: The art and music scene is pretty great!

Manayunk is glad to have you, Mike! Once again, keep an eye out for us on the streets - you might be our next featured resident or visitor! If you are a resident or visitor of Manayunk that is interested in being featured, email for details!

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