About

Created by Arthur Etchells, founder of Foobooz and fan of all things Philadelphia.

Originally this project was to bring back the old Openings page from Foobooz but now it will chronicle the bars and restaurants of Philadelphia as the reopen as the pandemic hopefully retreats.

But the damage done by the pandemic to Philadelphia’s hospitality industry is not over. I have also created ClosedInPHL.com which shines a light upon the struggles and closures that the Covid-19 pandemic have inflicted on the industry. That site will continue as a reminder of just one of the many types of devastation that Covid-19 left in its path.