A delay in adding the building housing Sigma Sound Studios, located
at 200 N. Broad St, to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places was
granted to the building’s owner, Nino Tinari. Sigma Sound was the home
of Philadelphia International Records which created the “Sound of
Philadelphia” as produced by legends Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom
Bell in the 1970’s. Tinari wants to build condominiums on the site. An
effort is being made to keep the building intact by designating it a
Historic Place. http://bit.ly/2EyWHhg
In observance of the Labor Day holiday and to give our Operations
Manager a break, CCRA will be closed from Monday, August 31, through
Monday, September 7. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 8. All calls
and emails will return on 9/8. If it’s urgent, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond.
Local Eateries Close
Center City’s Last 24-hour Diner Closes The Midtown III diner –
Center City’s only 24-hour diner has closed for good. Located at 18th
and Ranstead Sts., it fell victim to the pandemic and the resultant lack
of foot traffic from Center City offices and late-night crowds. The
Midtown III had served Philadelphians round-the-clock for 35 years. (http://bit.ly/3ll8JLX)
Le Bus Bakery
- The popular bakery on 129 S.18th St is closing. Their last day is
Friday, Aug 28. For decades, Le Bus Bakery has been serving fresh bread
to locals and visitors. They will be missed.
Did you know, completing the 2020 Census takes just 10 minutes, and will have an impact on the city for the next 10 years?
If just one
person is missed in the 2020 Census count, Philadelphia could face
the loss of $21,000 in federal funding over the next ten years. If an
undercount happens, the city’s capacity to meet the needs of its
residents will be seriously impacted.
Take action to improve your community and complete the Census!
if not all, Philadelphia museums have re-opened or will be doing so
soon. Requirements include masks, social distancing and no more than ten
people in a room at a time. http://bit.ly/2QpJ7j1
Indoor Dining Resumes Sept. 8
nearly a six-month ban, indoor dining in restaurants will be permitted
beginning Sept. 8. Among the restrictions are: a 25% maximum restaurant
capacity; no more than four diners at a table; and diners must be at
least six feet apart (or have an impermeable barrier between them).
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.