Fishtown Area Business Association


The Shackamaxon


About the Business:

1134 Shackamaxon Street
Philadelphia PA 19125

By Appointment Only

The Shackamaxon

Tell us about your business.

The Shackamaxon is an event space in one of the most historic townhouse and gardens in Fishtown. We’re currently just starting up but the garden rental space is perfect for retreats, wedding parties and private functions.

What do you feel you offer that some of your competitors may not?

Unique indoor and outdoor environment that compliments the neighborhood.

Do you live in the Fishtown area (Fishtown and its surrounding neighborhoods) as well? What do you like as a resident?

Yes I live in the event space.

What do you like about working and (if you do) running a business in this area?

Great creative community

What do you think are the advantages that business owners have in the Fishtown area?

mutual support

What obstacles do we as a business community need to overcome?

Understanding the financing and taxes in Philadelphia. The bureaucracy

What are two (or three) of your favorite businesses in the neighborhood and why?

Parlour, La Columbe and Frankfort Hall

Anything else?

I’m still in a start up phase and am looking to partner in the community with complimentary businesses and services.