I’m not calling a shorter distance with this entry of our series Frankford is Waiting. I’m just bringing some you filler.
Philebrity reports the news that at the corner of Front and Thompson, the Penalty Box is becoming “The Fu”. The Google street view of the Box sucks, so I might actually have to drive down there to get you people a picture, but you already know what I’m about to say. IT’S SITTING UNDER THE EL. I don’t think there’s a Northeast native that can imagine anyone who’s not a degenerate willing to sit under the el to drink, but some New York art type thinks differently and is traveling down 95 to bring “a heavy art vibe” to the joint. fricken what? And did I mention that this new spot is UNDER THE EL. It’s only a matter of time before some New Yorker comes up a little bit more and buys 2J’s, the Point After, or (my greatest dream) the former Jolly Post and we’ll have a proper lounge in Frankford. On that the day, the Gazette is buying.
The point is, and I know I’m repeating myself, that good things will grow under the El. It’s already started, just a little bit south of us.
It’s only a matter of time. Frankford Is Waiting.