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Center City District Restaurant Week is the Cheap Bon Apetite You are Looking For

January 22 – 27 & January 29 – February 3, 2017

three-course Lunch: $20
three-course Dinner: $35

Are you ready? Have you starved yourself all month in anticipation?

Some of the best restaurants in Philly are prepping themselves for the rabid, mouth-watering college students and commuters to come stampeding into Center City from all over. Their tables are set and their cooks warmed up; grab a menu and start planning!

We, at MK Management Group, want to make sure you’re fed well, and with good food no less! Cooking ramen in the microwave never seemed so unappetizing after looking through the restaurant menus! There are over 120 different restaurants that are participating this year, with meals no longer out of your price range. Eating out during Restaurant week definitely won’t break bank for you, nor will it let you down. It’s never too-good-to-be-true when your waiter/waitress brings you a freshly seared filet mignon!   

This is the perfect opportunity to try new places, get a feeling for your city, and meld into the Center City ambience. Share the night out with friends, with family members–with loved ones. Price tags are no longer holding you back, and it’s time to mingle.   

There are many different benefits to eating out during Restaurant Week that compels people, but some of the most important are:

  • To spend time with people outside of work or classes
  • To have the opportunity to try restaurants that were normally out of your price-range
  • To have the excuse of treating yourself to a night out
  • To meet new people
  • To ditch the sweatpants, put on a little make-up, and dress up
  • And many more!

Philadelphia is great city to live in, having many events, such as this one, year round. Restaurant Week allows for everyone to indulge in Philly’s longstanding favorites, like:

  • Zahav
  • R2L
  • Buddakan

And even many of the city’s newer restaurants are joining the bandwagon, such as:

  • 24 Wood Fired Fare by Jose Garces
  • The Little Lion in Old City
  • Baril, french-inspired

There is no excuse to miss out on this delectable event happening right here, down the street from you. Even picky eaters will find the perfect meal for them at an easy price. Restaurants book up fast, so now is the time to start plotting with your people and take MK Management Group’s advice! We undertake rental property management near Temple University, so you can trust that we know where the best eats are and the best deals. You won’t find anything like Restaurant Week until next year! Hit us up if you are looking for apartments for rent near Temple University, and we will help you out.    

5 of the Best Upcoming 2017 New Year Events in Philly

We don’t know about you, but most of us at MK Management Group are saying good riddance to 2016! We’re changing gears and welcoming in 2017 with open arms and a bunch of new and upcoming events. What better way to start off strong than by prying yourself from Netflix and getting out with friends and loved ones? Events are already in the works, plans being made, and the whole city of Philadelphia booming with anticipation. You should too. Check out our compilation of the 5 best upcoming events in the new year and start raring to go!

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  1. SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade – January 1, 2017
    If you haven’t heard of the Mummers Parade yet, you’re certainly in for a show, and traffic–lots of traffic. Dating back to 1901 (that’s right), thousands of men, women, and children dazzle and delight the crowds with sequins, feathers, music, and merriment in a day-long march along Broad Street. You can’t miss it! From City Hall to Washington Avenue, there are tons of spots to get in on the action.
  2. Hair O’ The Dog – January 7, 2017
    Taking place at the Fillmore, this event features Lil Jon and Dillon Francis as well as Mr Hollywood DJ & Lrry Live, VASSY, Rozes, Clef & Canberra, and DJ Freezie. Tickets start at $90 and go up to $285, VIP all-access. Included is Gourmet Butlered Hors D’Oeuvres and buffet by the renowned caterer Wolfgang Puck and top shelf bottle service with options like “The Dawg Pound”, an exclusive VIP only hideaway with ultra-luxe bottle service banquets.
  3. Big Philly Beerfest – January 13 & 14, 2017
    Enjoy this 3rd annual beer festival, spread over two nights with 125 breweries and more than 350 varieties of craft beer.
  4. Center City District Restaurant Week – January 22-27 & January 29-February 3, 2017
    Treat yourself to a night out on the city without selling a kidney during this popular event. You can indulge in a three-course lunch for just $20 or a three-course dinner for $35 at some of the best restaurants Philly has to offer, including: La peg, Scarpetta, Zahav, and many more.
  5. Philadelphia Auto Show – January 28-February 5, 2017
    Who doesn’t love cars? Take a trip through the automotive industry’s newest models at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and navigate the 700,000-square-foot display floor. You will be able to see more than 700 concept, classic, exoctic, and luxury car on display for your viewing pleasure. You can also hop in the driver’s seat and go for a ride in car from BMW, Mazda, Jeep, and many more.

These events are not to be missed! Being a resident in Philly gives you multiple advantages over commuters who are coming into the city and having to travel much longer distances. Hop on public transit, ride your bike, or walk to any of these events to bring in the new year! At MK Management Group, we want the best for our tenants, and that includes getting out and enjoying yourself.

Top 10 Apartment Living Tips for Students

Most college students are living on their own for the first time in their lives. More students are choosing to live off-campus because it saves money, and gives them a little more freedom. College student apartment living is a part of college life that’s not going anywhere.

While you may not have to follow dorm rules and curfews, you still can’t do whatever you want. When you’re renting an apartment, you’re borrowing someone else’s space. A lease says that you have a right to live there, but you could pay dearly for any damage with the loss of your security deposit or worse, an eviction. You don’t own the space, so you should respect it. Be a smart first-time renter by keeping in mind these top ten apartment living tips.

1. Know Your Unit

Before moving in, walk the unit (with the landlord if possible) and make note of any stains, holes in the walls, or any other cosmetic damage. Try doors and windows to make sure they fully open and close. Make note of any repairs needed. Take dated photographs. This is very important. As a struggling student, the last thing you need is a charge for someone else’s damage. A dated photo gives the proof you need to show it existed before you moved in. Keep one set and give another to your landlord for their files.

2. Read Your Lease

Don’t let the excitement of owning your own place overshadow common sense. Read your lease and get help if you don’t understand something. This is a contract between you and the landlord. Know rules about pets, noise, parking, snow, overnight guests, and more. You could be fined for violating these terms so know them well.

3. Know Who You’re Living With

If you plan on living with roommates, choose them responsibly. Know your own habits and what you can tolerate living with. Find someone who will pay their rent and be considerate of others.

4. Who’s Bringing What?

Make a Google doc or a group text with your roommates so you all know who’s bringing what. This avoids you all bringing the same items on move-in day, and this will allow you to disperse your expenses evenly.

5. Clean Clothes

Washing your laundry is a fun task that all college students love doing, and it’s even better when you don’t have to scavenge your room looking for quarters laying around! Utilize that free washer and dryer in your apartment!

6. Meet The Neighbors

Even if you’re not a social butterfly, it’s best to at least introduce yourself to your neighbors. You don’t have to be best friends, but it’ll be more comfortable for you and them to know who’s living nearby.

7. Understand Subleasing

Know your landlord’s policy on subleasing. This is when you have someone else move in to take over your lease if you can’t finish the term. It would save you the trouble of breaking your lease. Make sure you understand these terms.

8. Hand Me Downs

You can save a lot of money by obtaining used furniture and appliances. In college towns, graduating seniors often sell or give away their old home furnishings. Look and ask around, you may be able to furnish your apartment for little to nothing.

9. Take Care of Your Space

This is your home, so take pride in it. Keep it clean and learn how to do basic repairs. Contact your landlord for any major problems. Decorate it and make it your own. To avoid unnecessary bills, avoid nailing items or painting unless your landlord says it’s okay.

10. Most Important—Pay Your Rent

This may seem like the no-brainer of apartment living tips, but you can risk extensive damage to your credit and reputation with an eviction on your record. Understand when your rent is due and pay it as soon as possible to avoid getting stuck with late fees. Know what utilities you’re responsible for and maintain those bills as well. If you can’t afford something like cable, you don’t need it. It’s better to make some sacrifices than to go in debt and risk credit damage that could take years to heal.