Stats on 17th Celebrates it’s Opening, and Tee Fish’s Birthday Next Week

Stats on 17th Celebrates it’s Opening, and Tee Fish’s Birthday Next Week


You read it hear first over the summer, Stats on 17th was opening in time for the Fall sports season. I was there to photograph opening night.

Philadelphia’s new ultimate sports bar and nightclub Stats on 17th celebrated its grand opening in Rittenhouse  Thursday, September 6, 2018. The grand opening festivities continued all weekend with a packed house catching NFL football and other sports on TV’s that dot the new sports venue.

Friday and Saturday night will feature the areas top DJs and entertainment at 10:00pm. Stats Sundays will make their debut with game day action, DJs, entertainment, drink specials and more starting at 3:00pm. Stats on 17th is now taking reservations for tables, bottle service and private events by calling 215-309-3080 or visiting

John and Lisa Bruno

Val Reed and Terri Candall

Danny Govberg, Ashley Govberg and Justin Veas

Vicki and Eric Cohen

Mimi Greco and Maureen Lex

Collin Fahey and Kellyn Gallagher

Bar/Club Overall Hours:
Mondays – 4:00pm to 12:00am (Monday Night Football Specials)
Tuesdays – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Wednesdays – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Thursdays – 4:00pm to 12:00am
Thursdays – 4:00pm to 12:00am (Thursday Night Football Specials)
Fridays – 11:00am to 8:00pm (Transition to nightclub 9:30pm to 2:00am)
Saturdays – 11:00am to 8:00pm (Transition to nightclub 9:30pm to 2:00am)
Sundays – 11:00am to 12:00am (Sunday Funday/ #StatsSundays at 3:00pm)

Kitchen Hours:
Mondays through Thursdays – 4:00pm to Midnight
Fridays and Saturdays – 11:00am to 8:00pm
Sundays – 11:00am to 11:00pm

Mike Marchci and Kayla Tartaglia

NazAarah Sabree and Chris Woods

Elaine Graber and Jill Rizen – you know these two will be on the dance floor every weekend

Joseph Bogard and Maxine Bogard


Monday through Thursday
4:00pm to 6:00pm

(chicken meatball with grinded celery served with buffalo sauce topped with blue cheese crumbles and blue cheese dressing)

STATS Nachos $5.00
(nacho chips served with chicken, guacamole, jalapenos, Pico de Gallo, sour cream, and hot sauce)

Grilled Veggie Quesadilla $5.00
(veggie quesadilla served with a side of sour cream)

STATS Fries $5.00
(Hand cut fries served with a side of smoke aioli or sweet potato cut topped with powdered sugar served with a side of maple mustard)

Sheila Hess, City Rep and Justin Veas

Anita Oh and Tee Fish at the Stats on 17th Opening

Tee Fish is a familiar name and face to those in the Center City club industry as he has served as doorman and security for 18 straight years at clubs like Rumor, G Lounge, Egypt, Shampoo, Tango, Zee Bar and more. He won best door host award in the Philadelphia Nightlife for three years in a row. He said, “I am very excited to once again work in Rittenhouse at Stats on 17th. This area is amazing and I love the people of our city. I am proud to be part of this new project and work with Justin and the team for the first time. See you at the door this weekend!”

Come out and help him celebrate his birthday next Thursday 9/27/18 at Stats on 17th.


Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Today – Check out The Pictures Here

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Today – Check out The Pictures Here

Sprouts Farmers Market opened this morning, Wednesday, September 19, with their first market in Pennsylvania. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at 7am at the 1000 South Broad Street location with the commanding view of Philadelphia’s skyline in the background. 

Sprouts Farmers Market occupies the renovated historic train shed at Broad and Carpenter streets, which remained in disrepair after it’s storied history in the last century.
The train shed was the place where President Abraham Lincoln’s body was held for viewing following his assassination.
There’s a great article at Hidden City Philly about the train shed.

Natural lighting streams into the space
The main focus of Sprouts is it’s produce where they offer Organic produce

as well as regular produce
There’s a honey station, as well as an olive oil station

You know it’s a great place when they carry Vesper Brothers sauces – Hey John Vesper and Bill Vesper.

One of my favorite sections was the one pan meal. Lots of variety, as well as decent prices between $7 to $12.

Sprouts is committed to eliminating waste and fighting hunger in our communities.  Sprouts has a Food Rescue program, through which they donate unsold, edible food to local food banks — or, in Philly’s case, to Philabundance. Today they donated a $20,000 donation to Urban Tree Connection, a Philly-based non-profit that works with low-income communities to transform vacant open spaces.


They have a great bulk area, where you can can choose between nuts,

as well as bulk candy, and trail mix
Apple season is always in at Sprouts Market

The cheese section is up front, but the rest of the dairy products can be found in the back of the store. I spoke to the GM and he promises to look into carrying my favorite cheese – Cabot Cheese, the snack version.

There were a lot of variety of burgers, including veggie selections

This is a great price

Parking is free in the lot next door, as long as you park 90 mins or less and get your parking stub validated at the cashier. For the next two weeks it’s free until they get the gates installed. There were about 7 or 8 check out counters. I think they’re going to need more.

They were missing a few magazines of note, especially Philly Magazine

Ice machine and motorized chairs for shoppin
Everyone today gets a free Sprouts mesh shopping bag
Mum is no longer the word.
Head to Sprout’s Farmer’s Market for fresh produce, meats and organic foods. There’s easy access parking, the aisles are spacious, every week they have blowout sales, there’s a demonstration kitchen, and there is a charity component. It’s a real gift to South Philly.

Katie Griffin Casting

Katie Griffin Casting

Parx Casino

Parx Casino


Mix Master Fashion Show at Bloomingdale’s Celebrates Vintage and Modern Fashion

On Saturday September 15, 2018, Bloomingdale‘s King of Prussia hosted a lunchtime fashion show called Mix Masters, celebrating vintage and modern fashion.

Gift bags in place for fashionistas

Guests were greeted with champagne

12th Street Catering provided delicious treats

The Mix Master look is vintage finds with current trends.

Fashion family the Robersons made it out to the fashion show

Megan Mandell (Bloomindale’s Stylist) and Zach Varquez 
The Front Row

Morgan Perry and Rayana Burton 

mix master and wear plaids with color blocking

All these looks can be picked up at Bloomingdale’s
Vintage 70s look
Rock the house