Hood Happenings: Last-minute May opportunities


• Green Eggs Café owner Steve Slaughter has been holding onto hope that the work being done to resolve the rat problem at the establishment, at 212 S. 13th St., will be completed and the café can reopen by this weekend. The recent rat video has gone viral, at least locally, and many fans of the eatery still say they will return after the restaurant fixes pipe problems and seals spaces in the basement foundation.

• Casual Italian eatery Little Nonna’s will be the latest inhabitant at the revolving door that is 13th and Locust streets. The venue, by lesbian couple Marcie Turney and Valarie Safran, who run a number of eateries in the area, is expected to open by the end of the year at 1234 Locust St. The spot was most recently home to Fish. A new tenant for the adjacent and now-defunct Rhino Bar has yet to be named.

• It’s across Broad Street from the ’hood, so look both ways before crossing when you go check out another pop-up store. Indochino is a high-end men’s store that bills itself as a traveling tailor. Get fitted on the spot for a suit, tux or shirt and get it delivered free in three to four weeks. Check them out at their 1518 Walnut St. location through May 27. Hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Be prepared when you check out for a bank refusal of your card if you used it previously in the day; — Indochino is based in Vancouver.

• Indeblue, the modern and traditional Indian restaurant in Collingswood, N.J. has an offspring in the ’hood now. The new option for dining before drinking and dancing is just a few steps from 13th Street Gourmet Pizza in the former Pastoral location. Opens June 1.

• Now you want dessert? You’re in luck. Scoop DeVille’s new location at 1315 Walnut St. is ready to open over Memorial Day weekend. You loved it when it was over by DiBruno’s; you’ll love it even more when you decide to stop in for some exotic ice cream late at night. Open until 11 p.m. during the week and midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

• Parking alert! Our favorite ’hood mural, “Philadelphia Muses” at 13th and Locust streets, is undergoing sprucing-up and preservation work. This means the parking lot there will be constrictive until completed. Adding to the angst is the city Streets Department, which is tearing up many of the ’hood corners to put in new handicapped ramps. Parking isn’t fun anyway, so plan accordingly.

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