week we spotlight a member of the CCRA Merchant Partner ‘Deals &
Discount’ Program, which helps local Mom and Pop businesses get back on
their post-pandemic feet by providing complimentary valuable advertising
and exposure by encouraging support from CCRA’s highly-engaged (and
growing) membership. This week we feature the legendary Di Bruno Bros.
on Chestnut St.
All Roads Lead to Di Bruno’s
Just what would Center City do without Di Bruno’s, anyway? Scary thought, right?
if you will, all the stellar dinner parties that would have been subpar
minus the killer cuisine of Di Bruno’s. A culinary pioneer for 80
years, Merchant Partner Di Bruno’s is a full-fledged, European-style
marketplace. You name it; they have it: meat, seafood, wine, beer,
produce, chef-prepared meals, homemade desserts, and oh, that cheese
cave! Di Bruno’s has consistently saved the bacon of party-givers in
more ways than one, and now you can save – 10%! – by becoming a member of CCRA.
Clean, Safe, and Green
Help Keep Our Sidewalks Beautiful: Please Donate
Center City is one of the cleanest
neighborhoods in the City, and it’s no accident, nor is it free. CCRA
has a contract with the Center City District to clean local sidewalks
after weekly trash collection. This effort is not covered by your
membership, which is where you come in. You are encouraged to donate
your fair share to CCRA’s Clean, Safe & Green program, and you can
do so here.
Community Info and Events
Cocktail Lounge Lands in Franklin Square
in time for summer, the Franklin View Beer Garden comprises two
open-air rooms occupying 7,300 sq ft that showcase wooden floors, high
ceilings and hanging chandeliers. And oh yes, the food: bar food such as
short rib sliders, flatbread pizza and fried calamari, all washed down
with summery cocktails.
many PA bars and restaurants, Gov. Wolf’s emergency order permitting
cocktails-to-go was nothing short of a pandemic lifeline. The order
expired on June 15, however, and has not been renewed apparently due to –
surprise – partisan infighting. Given the summer recess, the soonest
the portable potables could return would be sometime in the Fall.
are gaining ground nationwide – New York State OK’d them in April – but
in PA they continue to be stalled (and illegal). (Never mind the fact
that they’re ubiquitous anyway; what, the fact that they’re in bike
lanes means they don’t count?) Among the issues in play are both the
specific legal status and traffic safety.
Ching Yun Hu,
Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy, invites
you to attend the 9th Annual Piano Festival, Saturday, July 31 to
Sunday, August 8. All events will be live-streamed. https://pypa.info/events/ Free admission to the opening concert performed by Ching Yun Hu, Saturday, July 31 at 8 p.m. Purchase Festival Pass at https://pypa.info/events/2021-festival-pass/
CCRA Merchant Partner "Deals and Discounts" Program
Please support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a deal or discount to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.