Has the DNC brought more dining to East Passyunk Avenue? Not really

With the Democratic National Convention in town, you might expect to see an increase in traffic in the area. But are area restaurants reaping the rewards of this week’s guests to our city? As it turns out, not really.


East Passyunk Avenue’s restaurants have been seeing “average or slower-than-usual” nights during this week’s DNC.

From Philly Mag:

A few restaurants on the more eastern end of the corridor seemed to be doing better, which they attributed to spillover from the “Ahlan Wa Shalan Philly” block party that joined delegates and locals in celebration of Arab Americans on Tuesday at the nearby Singing Fountain.

The hostess at the dim sum restaurant Bing Bing said it seated about 35 parties in an hour-and-a-half beginning at 7 o’clock.

At the Mexican restaurant Caballitos across the street, one waitress reported that its Monday and Tuesday nights weren’t much different than usual. But Tuesday evening, it saw the most convention-goers yet.

2 thoughts on “Has the DNC brought more dining to East Passyunk Avenue? Not really

  • July 28, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Is this really a surprise? It isn’t like the convention goers are staying on Passyunk. Plus I wonder if some locals went down the shore or something because the streets seem less busy than usual (that could just be my imagination).

  • July 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    The fact that it was really hot, and really rainy all week put a damper on the plans of a lot of people as well I’d wager.

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