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What’s In Store

NextFab North Philly is moving and expanding, highlighted by our unique jewelry and textile studios. NextFab’s new spot in a spacious warehouse space at 1800 N. American Street, in the Kensington neighborhood, boasts five times the interior space as the current location, while still offering the tight-knit community vibes, the tools, training, and the concierge-like service that makes NextFab like none other.

Destined to become a creative hub for multiple businesses, the more than 30,000 square foot space will allow for flexible studios, expanded departments, enhanced storage, additional programming, and more.

  • 30,000 sq.ft. for Making
  • All-Inclusive Memberships
  • Access to Tools and Equipment
  • Creative Community
  • On Site Parking Lot
  • Adjacent Public Transportation
  • Garage Doors for easy load in/out
  • Rentable Workspaces and Storage
  • Continuing Education Skills
  • Event and Gallery Space
  • Creative Partners and Resources
  • Increased Programming


NextFab opened its first location in West Philadelphia’s University City Science Center in 2009 and has since expanded to become a regional network of customizable makerspaces with multiple locations ranging from Philadelphia to Wilmington, Delaware. The relocation of the North Philadelphia location is an exciting milestone that signals the continued expansion of NextFab’s unique spaces and services.

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Upcoming Location

Project Updates

1227 N. 4th Street is Open Until November 30th

The current North Philadelphia location offers a variety of classes and tools focused on industrial arts, including the home of our jewelry and textiles departments. Learn More

Expected Open Date: Early 2020

The 1227 N. 4th Street location will remain open during normal hours through November 30th, 2019. Sign up for our email newsletter below to stay up to date.

American Street Improvement Project

The City of Philadelphia has received federal funding to make improvements along American Street between Girard and Indiana Avenues. The improvements include rehabilitating sidewalks with extensions at intersections that reduce pedestrian crossing distances, new medians with green stormwater infrastructure, protected bike lanes, new street trees, and new lighting. The street will be resurfaced with new pavement markings and signs installed. Learn More

1800 N. American St. is Officially Opening

We are officially opening our doors at NextFab North Philly at 1800 N. American St. Join us on Wednesday March 18th as we open the doors to our new North Philly location.

Starting at 2pm with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, this Open House style event will have rolling tours of our new spaces from 2pm until 8pm. Grab a donut and coffee and see familiar faces, alongside new equipment and features. Can't make it on the 18th? We'll be running tours from 2pm - 8pm on Thursday, March 19th as well.


The Resource Exchange is a nonprofit reuse center dedicated to promoting creative reuse, recycling, and resource conservation by diverting valuable materials from the waste stream and redirecting them to artists, builders, educators, and the general public.

Sojourn Philly is a Philadelphia-based hospitality group specializing in high quality and immersive dining experiences, comfortable environments, and community partnership.

Keystone Bicycle Co. is a worker-owned cooperative bicycle shop, founded in 2019. KBC offers experienced sales, service, and education with the goal of bringing together a community of cyclists interested in riding, wrenching, and learning together.

The Neon Museum of Philadelphia fabricates new neon and displays vintage signs. The historic collection is complemented by art exhibits, videos and classes to build appreciation of neon, Philadelphia culture, and roadside America.

At Beaty American we reuse and repurpose architectural elements and building materials. Source partnerships with non-profit work programs. For the unemployed, returning citizens and veterans.

Glass Commons is an open access glass studio. We offer glassblowing, as well as coldworking, casting, and the emerging art of neon and plasma. Our mission is to build community through the art of glass.

Destined Goods produces high-end, functional homewares to help you both create and remember those special events in life. The handcrafted nature of the manufacturing process provides the customer with a decorative element as unique as the memory that it coincides with.

The building will be a creative hub for multiple commercial tenants.

Keystone Opportunity Zone

The Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) Program develops a community’s abandoned, unused, underutilized land and buildings into business districts and residential areas that present a well-rounded and well-balanced approach to community revitalization.
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American Street Empowerment Zone

City of Philadelphia established Empowerment Zones help generate economic growth through programming and initiatives in targeted areas. The City continues to support growth in these areas through the Neighborhood Funding Stream. Money provided through Empowerment Zones helps to build a better Philadelphia.
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