Yesterday was Inauguration Day, and the most remarkable thing happened: Nothing. No violence, no chaos, no insurrections.
It all seemed so, dare we say it: Normal.
So let’s hope that Normal is the New
Normal. Locally, that would mean a more efficient and effective roll-out
of Covid vaccines, which would then figure to open up the local economy
and further open up indoor dining, all of which would feel – we’ll say
it again – Normal.
CCRA Joins with the Center City Coalition Requesting to Discuss Issues with City Officials
The Center City Coalition (CCC)
represents a group of residents and businesses in the heart of the city.
As your civic association, we continue to strive to “preserve, enhance,
and celebrate urban living” in Center City West. That includes
maintaining the safety and quality of life for our members, residents,
and guests. That is why we, along with 22 other area businesses, joined
with the CCC and sent a letter to Mayor Kenney and City Council
regarding violence, vandalism, and aggressive panhandling.
Please feel free to contact your elected official if you'd like to support this effort.
Request for Comments re 23d & South St. Traffic Proposal
With the opening of the Amazon Hub
Locker at 2306 South St., the intersection of 23d and South has become
rather dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobile
passengers. An accident on Jan. 17 left a car flipped over.
CCRA has been asked to endorse the
proposal containing two possible solutions that have been drawn up by
the Vision Zero Committee of the South of South Neighborhood Association
(SOSNA) and the South Street West Business Association (SSBWA).
Visit our special COVID-19 page on our website for more news and info.
Community Info and Events
Second Starr ghost kitchen appears at ex-Serpico Site
the success of the Korean-inspired ghost kitchen Pete’s Place, Starr
Restaurants has opened a second ghost kitchen at its 604 South St
location. Called Chicken Scratch, like Pete’s Place it’s a collaboration
between Stephen Starr and Peter Serpico. Chicken Scratch cuisine is
rotisserie chicken-centric and is served with its specialty “stoplight
Girls on the Run Philadelphia is adapting
to meet the needs of girls and families across the city. They’re looking
for neighbors who would be willing to work with them to host their
life-changing program at a park in our neighborhood. Teams of up to 12
girls will meet with trained coaches twice/week for their 8 week Spring
season (starting the week of March 15) for in-person or virtual
sessions, as allowed/necessary. Their program builds social-emotional
life skills through physical activity. If you're interested, email email@example.com.