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Downey's on South Street - closing

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My husband and I watched the "Bar Rescue" episode where they went in to Downey's on South Street to "rescue" the place and I literally gagged at the conditions they uncovered in the kitchen and at the bar (see article if you didn’t see the episode, it was truly disgusting)

My step-son had taken my daughter and his girlfriend to eat there last summer, after a day at the Philadelphia zoo… I remember them being disappointed with the food, but had no idea that their was prepared in such a deplorable kitchen (even dangerous)

Well, for all the renovation and clean up that Bar Rescue managed to do, the current incarnation of Downey’s is going under

Anyone else remember “back in the day” when Downey’s was good? (or is it just my brain just revising history? I could swear I remember having good meals, drinks and fun times at Downey’s long-long ago)

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  1. The renovations didn't help the $125,000 is back taxes they owe to the city and apparently millions they owe to Wells Fargo.

    http://articles.philly.com/2011-07-25...

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    1. re: barryg

      It was supposed to be up for sheriff's sale Aug 2, but it has been postponed til October sometime. Do not know if that means it will survive or not.

      Downey's and what is now the Dark Horse used to be good places to get English Pub food. And good places to watch rugby and football matches.