Newsletter for Friday, Nov, 27
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BLACK FRIDAY SALES IN PHILLY EXPECTED TO BE UP 25%
Black Friday shopping and all the cheap-stuff-but-crazy-crowds chaos that comes along with it is underway, with people across the region camping outside retailers to snag the best deals. The head of the Philly retail division of consulting firm Deloitte told The Inquirer that sales throughout the shopping weekend — including Cyber Monday — are expected to increase by 25 percent over last year. And while some of that comes from online shopping, still much of it is from people waiting for hours outside big stores ISO the hottest deals.
CHIP KELLY ON GETTING DESTROYED BY DETROIT: ‘I DIDN’T SEE THIS HAPPENING’
We hope the Eagles’ terrible, horrible, no good, very bad loss to the now 4-7 Detroit Lions on Thursday didn’t completely put a damper on your Thanksgiving festivities. But in case you need a refresher: The Birds, also now 4-7, got creamed by the Lions, 45-14, on Thanksgiving Day in Detroit — a score that’s left the fan base wondering if Chip Kelly needs to go, and has the coach himself saying “I didn’t see this happening. I wasn’t coming in here thinking, ‘Oh my God, this thing is gonna really get away from us.’ I thought we had a chance of really competing.” The coach may already be losing the locker room. The Daily News asks: Is he losing his swagger, too?
For the third year in a row, this Midtown Village bar is stocking up with a special lineup of $4 drafts that are all colored black or have black in the name (or are just perfect for the holiday — Funky Buddha Sweet Potato Casserole, we see you).
Where: Bru Craft & Wurst at 1316 Chestnut St. 19107
When: November 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
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ICYMI: VIDEOS OF OLD PHILLY THANKSGIVING PARADES
Did you know Philly’s Turkey Day parade is the oldest in the country? We rustled up some hits from YouTube, including from the years when long-gone department store Gimbel’s had its name on the event. So travel back to an earlier day, and watch these parades from yesteryear.
JANE GOLDEN: PUBLIC ART CAN HELP EX-OFFENDERS RE-ENTER SOCIETY
In her second guest column for Billy Penn, Jane Golden writes about Sam Durant’s Labyrinth. She notes that the transparent maze “comes at a timely moment in our national conversations, as we’ve seen an increased focus on our criminal justice system over the past months.” Why? The conversation is turning. And public art can help.