SECOND UPDATE: While official annoucements *still* have not been made, sources say in this Inquirer article, that the building will be razed, a new building will take its place, which will include a new diner. Oh boy. Stay tuned for more as this story develops!
UPDATE: FALSE ALARM! Someone who works there says the diner is not going anywhere and the diner will remain for a long time to come. PHEW!!! (This is confusing, though.)
Either way, sounds like a good idea to get over there and have a meal to show your appreciation.
I just read over on Twitter that there is a permit for the historic and legendary Melrose Diner in South Philadelphia to be demolished? This cannot be true!! From what I can tell, there has been no official annoucements, but the permit looks pretty darn official. I don’t want to alarm anybody but this is sad news if indeed true. This is a Philadelphia institution.
I’m investigating. Stay tuned! (See above – it appears SAFE for now!)
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