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Old 08-31-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Monk's Cafe - Closed Indefinitely

This came as a shock on the AM news radio this morning.

For those not in the know, Monk's is the epitome of Belgian beer bars, not just in the US, but renown worldwide. This is a shame.

The closure is not a product of the economy, but rather due to building code violations and a tragic accident that happened to apartment residents above the bar.

We can only hope the woman recovers quickly and the bar does as well.

Fatal fall closes Monk's Cafe building | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/31/2009

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They said on the news last night that they were only closed temporarily.

The residents of the building also had to temporarily relocate while the building's owner makes the appropriate repairs. Course, the building owner(s) is going to have a big lawsuit on their hands with this one.

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I predict a change of ownership of that building. Insurance won't cover it if the owner was negligent.

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What a mess

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This came as a shock on the AM news radio this morning.

For those not in the know, Monk's is the epitome of Belgian beer bars, not just in the US, but renown worldwide. This is a shame.

The closure is not a product of the economy, but rather due to building code violations and a tragic accident that happened to apartment residents above the bar.

We can only hope the woman recovers quickly and the bar does as well.

Fatal fall closes Monk's Cafe building | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/31/2009
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They said on the news last night that they were only closed temporarily.
That is good to hear. 1060AM did a lackluster job on the report then, which is odd - they are typically really good.
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French fries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Belgian historian Jo Gerard recounts that potatoes were already fried in 1680 in the Spanish Netherlands, in the area of "the Meuse valley between Dinant and Liège, Belgium. The poor inhabitants of this region allegedly had the custom of accompanying their meals with small fried fish, but when the river was frozen and they were unable to fish, they cut potatoes lengthwise and fried them in oil to accompany their meals."[12][13][14][15]

A Belgian legend claims that the term "French" was introduced when British or American soldiers arrived in Belgium during World War I, and consequently tasted Belgian fries. They supposedly called them "French", as it was the official language of the Belgian Army at that time.[15]

Whether or not Belgians invented them, "frites" became the national snack and a substantial part of both national dishes, making the Belgians their largest per capita consumers[citation needed] in Europe and their symbolic creators.
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This seems like typical breaking news, contradictory in its simplicity:

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A reporter on Channel 6 just said the building will be “condemned, closing Monk’s Cafe and putting 13 residents out on the street.” That was ameliorated somewhat when he later added “there’s no telling when the building will be deemed safe enough for Monk’s to reopen.
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According to 6 ABC's website, the building isn't due to be reassessed until Friday at the earliest and they don't say anything about it being condemned.

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/local&id=6989958

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