Goodbye, with a Sigh

I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. Twice. I had gone past Silk City this summer and noticed the lights dimmed, but it didn’t compute. No, it can’t be. Silk City? It can’t be closed. This is a Philadelphia institution. The fabulous banana walnut pancakes at the diner. The cool-yet-unpretentious vibe of the lounge. Sure, there were articles bidding adieu to this long-time staple of Philadelphia nightlife. Yet somehow it went quietly.

The owner of N. 3rd has purchased the former Silk City. I have nothing against N. 3rd. I actually quite like it. But he certainly has big shoes to fill.

2 Comments so far

  1. Marisa (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

    I know, I was sad when I first heard as well.

  2. jen (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

    from what i hear the silk city goers now frequent the manhattan lounge (m lounge) and johnny brenda’s (featured a few months back in bon appetit)

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