South Philly’s Melrose Diner To Offer 50 Percent Discount During Reopening


PAST THE BETSY ROSS BRIDGE, JANELLE, BACK TO YOU. IT HAS BEEN A SOUTH PHILADELPHIA FAVORITE SINCE 1950’S. FAMOUS MELROSE DINER SET TO REOPEN THIS MORNING. A I FIRE IN JULY FORCED IT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE. FOR PAST SIX WEEKS CREWS WORK TO REPAIR BUILDING GETTING IT READY TO ARE CUSTOMERS LOOKING TO SATISFY THEIR HUNGER. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER PAT GALLEN’S ALWAYS IN THE MOOD FOR BREAKFAST LIVE AT THE DINER. GOOD MORNING, PAT. GOOD MORNING, JIM AND JANELLE NO FOOD JUST YET. THAT COMES LATER ON. WE WILL TELL BUT SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE PEOPLE IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA AND PHILADELPHIA AREA NEED TO KNOW ABOUT. THERE IS A DISCOUNT WHEN YOU COME IN HERE. THIS IS THE OWNER, MICHAEL. MICHAEL, GOOD MORNING. CONGRATULATIONS. WELL COME BACK. THANK YOU. IT HAS BEEN A LICENSING ROAD. YES, IT WAS A LONG, BUMPY RED. LONG BUMPY ROAD. IT HAS BEEN SIX WEEKS SINCE THE FIRE HAPPEN. HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? WHAT WENT ON IN THE TIME FROM NOW UNTIL BACK IN JULY BETWEEN THE FOURTH WHEN THE FIRE HAPPENED. WELL, THE FIRE HAPPENED IN THE END OF THE BUILDING. PROBABLY ELECTRICAL. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE OPENED IN A WEEK TO 10 DAYS. BUT THERE WAS A LOT MORE DAMAGE THEN I THOUGHT IT WAS. SO IT TOOK SIX WEEKS BUT THE PLACE COMING ALONG PRETTY GOOD. TURNOUT VERY NICE. PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS OPENING TODAY AGAIN. SO HOPEFULLY EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE. YOU TOLD ME ONE OF THE REASONS WHY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET BACK AND WORKING ORDER IS BECAUSE THE CEILING. THE CEILING THERE WAS A SMOKE DAMAGE THAT WAS VERY BAD AND WITHIN THING LED TO ANOTHER. SO GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME. YOU COULD HAVE DONE A REGULAR CEILING BUT THIS MAKES THE MELROSE DINER THE MELROSE DINER. IT GOES BACK TO THE OLD DAYS, THIS IS THE STYLE OF THE MELROSE DINER SO THAT IS WHY WE DO IT THIS WAY. THIS PLACE HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 50’S. YOU BOUGHT TONIGHT 2007. WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS SUCH A IMPORTANT PLACE IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA. WELL, EVERYBODY HERE, THE PLACER, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL, YOU NAME IT, MAFIA, YOU NAME IT, EVERYBODY COMES THROUGH MELROSE. PEOPLE COME, AND SAY WE’RE COMING TO EAT BREAKFAST, OR BUY A CAKE AND THEY WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED. WELL, MICHAEL, WELCOME BACK. WE ARE EXCITED YOU ARE BACK, OPENED. TODAY STARTING AT 8:00, 50 PERCENT DISCOUNT. 50 PERCENT FOR CUSTOMER APPRECIATION. WE HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR SIX WEEKS. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYBODY HERE SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. SOUND GOOD. THANKS MICHAEL. COME ON DOWN EIGHT TO EIGHT, 50 PERCENT OFF, THAT IS GREAT. COME ON DOWN, GET IT, WHILE IT IS HOT. GREAT DEAL THERE PAT. I HAVE TO JUST LAUGH WHEN MICHAEL SAID ABOUT THE MAFIA. YOU ALWAYS WANT TO EAT IF THE MOB EATS THERE.

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