HughE Around Town: DAPR, Juicer Press, CODA Returns With Vengence, The Boss Does Gritmas


HughE Around Town: DAPR, Juicer Press, CODA Returns With Vengence, The Boss Does Gritmas

City Sidewalks, busy sidewalks indeed, Philadelphia is in full holiday shopping especially with only 9 days of Christmas left. Let’s see what’s going on around town….

Did you see a men’s grooming palour has opened in the Rittenhouse Square area. It’s called DAPR (Dedicated Approach to Personal Refinement) Grooming Parlour at 18th and Sansom Streets, on the 2nd floor above Manhattan Bagel. Longtime, award winnding, Philadelphia hair stylist, Josh Demarco has opened up his dream salon catering to the well groomed guy:
“On August 1st I took one of the biggest risks of my life and decided to peruse my dream of bringing a whole new concept to the Philadelphia market. The last 3 months have been absolutely grueling but all worth it to see @StayDapr brought to life! I want to give a HUGE shoutout to my wife and partner @MeashaBaby for supporting me and grinding through all of this: From concept, to design, to downright sacrificing everything to help bring DAPR to life (she’s a beast!) I’m a firm believer that it takes a solid team and a great culture to be successful in life, and I couldn’t be happier with the one we have 🙏🏻”
Also how cool is that mural on the side of the building?

Juice Press a half a block up the road looks just about ready to open

Bamboo Garden on the 1700 block of Chestnut Street has run into a road block. They need more permits before construction can resume.





Monday head to the Shops of Liberty Place for a musical performance while you shop. Also check out their Christmas Tree, one of my favorites and definitely the tallest tree in the City.

Also I noted they have a store that fixes phone screens. People always ask me for references on the drop issue.

I’ve been tweeting all month that my producer at WOGL, Laura Boss, is doing 25 days of Gritmas. She’s been dressing up as Gritty’s sister in various

Don’t forget to buy a ‘Present’ for one of the charities listed @bankofamerica Present @loveparkphilly Through Christmas
@philachristmas . Today is Make A Wish day in the Village.

After nearly 4 years of bringing live music to the streets of Walnut, CODA has called it quits. Since spring they had been sputtering along, after all they have to compete with the Fillmore and other smaller than Wells Fargo venues for live entertainment. I hear the former space which used to be Denim, then Whisper, and now CODA is coming back with a Vengence, returning to it’s nightclub, bottle service, upscale dance hall days. They say Bottle Service is dead, but I don’t think so. As long as the Khardashian’s are on the air, Bottle Service is going to be a level to achieve. Plus who doesn’t want your own spot to hang with friends, sit between dance sessions, or just to dance in place and enjoy bottle service bottles.

Chit Chat with you tomorrow….