Iconic Melrose Diner Reopens After Fire In July


WE HAVE VIDEO THAT FAR CEREMONY ON OUR WEBSITE CBSPHILLY.COM. NOW CUSTOMERS OF THE FAMOUS MELROSE DINE REMEMBER EXCITED IT IS BACK IN BUSINESS IT, REOPENED THIS MORNING AFTER A FIRE IN JULY FORCED IT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER HOWARD MONROE IN SOUTH PHILLY WHERE CUSTOMERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF GREAT DEAL AND I HEAR THE MUMMERS IN THE BACKGROUND. HOWARD? NOW THESE ARE THE MUMMERS OF THE AVALON STRING BAND, PLAYING SOME MUSIC FOR THOSE, YOU KNOW, FOR THOSE COMING OUT HERE HERE AND THE CUSTOMERS THEY COULDN’T BE HAPPEN YEAR TO HAVE THE DINERS OR THE MUMMERS BACK. I LOVE IT HERE. SO-CALLED NOURISHING MEALS BEING SERVED YET AGAIN AT THE MELROSE DINER. I LOVE IT HERE. IT IS A TREASURE. I LOVE IT HERE. I WAS HERE SINCE I WAS ONE YEARS OLD, BORN AROUND THE CORNER. FOR SOME PEOPLE THIS THIS IS THEIR LIFE-LONG NEIGHBORHOOD HANG OUT. I USED TO GO TO SCHOOL HERE , AND I USED TO COME BY, GET DONUTS AND EVERYTHING, GOING TO SCHOOL. FOR OTHERS THEIR FIRST TIME THIS IS MY FIRST TIME AT THIS DINER. HEARD NOTHING BUT GREAT PRAISE CUSTOMERS WAIT IN THE LINE FOR PANCAKES, AND TURNED TO LUNCHTIME BURGERS AND SANDWICHES. I’VE BEEN DINING OUT, BUT THIS, THIS — A FIRE NEARLY GUTTED THE BUILDING BACK IN JULY. FIREFIGHTERS SAY IT WAS DUE TO ELECTRICAL ISSUE IN THE ROOF. OPENER SAID IT WAS $200,000 IN DAMAGES. THE INTERIOR MOSTLY THE SAME, BUT INSIDE, THE CEILING HAD TO BE REPLACED WHEN NEW CUSTOM DESIGN. IT IS — EVERYBODY BACK TO WORK, THE CUSTOMERS GOING TO BE HAPPY HOPEFUL. I WE MISSED. YES, WE COME HERE, WE CAN SIT DOWN, EAT BREAKFAST, RELAX. DRINK A HOT CUP OF COFFEE. NO, THE MUMMERS, THEY’RE GOING HOME, HOW MUCH, THIS CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT IS GOING ON UNTIL 8:00 TONIGHT. IF YOU COME ON OUT HERE YOU’LL GET 50% OFF OF YOUR MEAL, FOR TONIGHT ONLY, HOWEVER, THE TRICK IS YOU HAVE TO PAY, DO YOU HAVE PAY CASH. BUT FOR NOW, LIVE IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA, HOWARD MONROE,

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