Hall and Oates makes a triumphant return to Philadelphia to christen The Fillmore Philadelphia
Last night Fillmore Philadelphia opened in Fishtown, adding another music venue to the list of others that have popped up over the past few years. The Fillmore Philadelphia is located at 1000 Frankford Avenue at the site of a defunct, 100-year-old World War II munitions. Live Nation’s House of Blues Entertainment (HoBE) division will run the new venue which can hold 2500 in the main concert room with a 450 seat venue called the Foundry on a 2nd floor, where smaller acts will perform. Remember that time when House of Blues was eyeing the building where Del Frisco’s is now located?
The founder of the first Filmore David Graham‘s former wife Bonnie MacLean and son David Graham Jr. were on hand to see the opening of Filmore Philadelphia and sign posters which were given out to patrons later.
The 2nd floor Foundry nightclub, music venue. This is where 450 guests will sit to enjoy spirits and snacks while enjoying smaller bands and DJs.
Dave Fisher, SVP Business Development at Core Realty (they own the property the Fillmore sits on), Carol Tinari, Nino Tinari and Mia Tinari Fisher.
Downstairs there a cool Filmore Philadelphia souvenir shop
Michael Schulson and Nina Tinari. Nina is the executive director of the Marian Anderson Awards, which is coming up November 10. See you there.
The Fillmore Philadelphia was quite the place to be last night. Lots of Philly’s tastemakers and shakers were there like Kim Garzone and Puri Garzone, Public House Holdings. Nearby I saw Steve and Tamar Olitksy, Drew Milstein, Brent Celek, Aly Bly, Kristin Detterline, Marisa Magnatta, Nicole Michalik, Matt Cord and these folks
Mandy Blumenthal – Happy Happy Birthday month
Chris Murphy, Fox 29, Jeff Gordan, Live Nation and Mike Jerrick, Fox 29
Photographers at the ready: Ricky Fitchett Sr., Bill McCay and Michael Hammie
Hall and Oates TShirts for sale
Amy Ridall and Cindy Webster
Mayor Nutter at the opening of Fillmore Philadelphia. He announced that he gave Hall and Oates two miniture Philadelphia Liberty Bells
Joseph Donahue, Ewing Cole, (They did the interior design inside the Fillmore), Theresa Donahue and Kenny Endt.
Hall and Oates christen the stage at Fillmore Philadelphia, performing their many favorite hits like Maneater, Rich Girl and my favorite Out of Touch.
I completely forgot to go upstairs as I was grooving with Aly, Steve, Tamar and Drew downstairs. I saw this on Marisa Magnatta’s page and you can really appreciate the crowd and the awesome chandeliers, which are trademarks of all the Fillmores along with the red curtains along the wall and on the stage.