Thursday, June 18, 2020

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Restaurants in Center City Are Reopening, However...

Restaurants all over the city are reopening. Folks can do curbside pickup and takeout. Now, outdoor dining is allowed. All good news! But the City Health Commission has warned that some restaurants that allow outdoor dining, are not following the new guidelines - such as social distancing. Restaurants that are not following the guidelines could be fined up to $2,000. Although Inspectors are dispatched regularly, according to The Health Commission, the City is urging patrons to report violations to 3-1-1.
Last Chance to Vote for New and Incumbent CCRA Board Members

Yesterday, we sent out the board ballot to elect new and incumbent members  (the ballot went to our active members). For clarification, you cannot give more than one vote per candidate despite what the instructions say. We encourage active members to vote here.  The vote will end on Friday, 6/19.  

Reminder: You must be an active CCRA member to vote.  If you're not sure if your membership is active, please contact Travis Oliver
Covid-19 Updates

- Philadelphia Remains in the "Yellow Phase" of reopening.  The Kenney Administration says the "earliest to go to 'Green Phase' is July 3."  Once in the Green Phase, special guidelines will be issued for activities.  High risk activities (i.e. large attending events) will not be allowed in the Green Phase.  More info will be available next week on the City's website. 

- SEPTA requires all riders to wear face covering and to practice social distancing when you can.  All SEPTA services are running normally on their summer schedule except the Regional Rail.  Regional Rail will begin running normally on June 28.

- PEUC Program:  If you've used up your regular state/federal unemployment benefits then you may be eligible for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). PEUC extends your benefits for another 13 weeks at your existing rate.

- Here's an updated restaurant list.  If you are aware of any changes, such as outdoor dining availability, please inform Travis.  Thank you all for your suggestions.

Visit our special Covid-19 page on our website for more news and info.

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Community Info
Juneteenth Is Now An Official City Holiday

Mayor Jim Kenney announced that the City of Philadelphia will designate Juneteenth, also known as "Emancipation Day," as an official city holiday.  City offices and facilities will be closed to the public to observe Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.  Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19.  

The Friends of Philadelphia City Institute Library (PCI) on Rittenhouse Square want to know why you love the PCI library. 

From June 20, 2020 through July 4, 2020,we invite you to tell the world 
I Love PCI Library Because... 

Participate by clicking here. Library patrons of all ages are encouraged to submit any item from a few words to a picture that illustrates why you love PCI library. Your responses will be made into a slide show on PCI Friends website, and, once the library reopens, the slide show will be shown on the wall where the mural used to be.
Useful Links

CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.
Good Karma Cafe, 331 S. 22nd St, (215-546-1479)
Jason Matthew Salon, 1735 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl (215-665-8030)
Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
Nature's Gallery Florist, 2124 Walnut St (215-563-5554)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Rim's Dry Cleaners & Tailors,2203 South St. (215-546-1889)
Rittenhouse Hardware, 2001 Pine St. (215-735-6311)
Ursula Hobson Fine Art Framing, 1528 Waverly St (215.546.7889)
Alimentari Restaurant at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor 
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
East West Acupuncture, 419 S. 19th St (415-758-1057)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)

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