PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This is something some al fresco dining may fear, with a driver crashing into an alfresco dining area. It happened Friday in Rittenhouse Square.
Fortunately, no one was in this exterior pod at the time of the accident.
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From above, Chopper 3 shows an outdoor catering capsule that has been dragged down the middle of the street by a delivery truck. It happened here at 18th and Sansom Streets in the city center just outside the Tria Cafe.
Fortunately, no one was inside the basket and no one was injured.
But now the crews say the only way to move the pod is in pieces.
âWe have to demolish everything. They want to keep whatever is salvageable, but for the most part we try to get it out as quickly as possible, âsaid entrepreneur Wallace Johnson.
Meanwhile, some restaurants are stepping up their game when it comes to eating out. The Bombon Bar offers individual pods.
And here is Rouge on Rittenhouse Square.
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âWe have water fountains, gnomes and we have fun with hanging gardens,â said Rouge owner Rob Wasserman.
Its outdoor dining area has been transformed into a garden with spring accents.
âWe’re lucky to be in Rittenhouse Square which gives us an added edge, but still it’s something to have an experience so people can come in and feel relaxed and at ease, especially during that time, âWasserman said. noted.
The guests benefit from it.
âI think it’s really good and they did a good job and it looks really nice. That’s kind of the reason we came here because we were like, ‘Oh. it’s pretty. We should eat here, âsaid the Savannah Silver restaurant.
âIt’s really cool, I like all the greenery. It’s very springtime, âsaid Julia Carroll.
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Rouge’s owner also says that if he hadn’t had this outdoor dining area during the winter, it might not have been able to stay open.