by KYW’s Hadas Kuznits
The Dell Music Center’s $6 million renovation project is complete.
Philadelphia recreation commissioner Susan Slawson says that after a two-year hiatus the Dell Music Center is back in business:
“Everything you see in this venue is new. The lawn, all of the cement, the chairs… From the railings to the lights to the lights that are on the chairs underneath — none of this was here in 2007.”
At the grand reopening ceremony of the venue — once called the Robin Hood Dell East — Slawson says the amphitheatre at 33rd and Ridge Avenue means a lot to the community:
“There are so many memories here. There were so many family functions that took place here, so many friendships that were built here, and people come back because this is how they grew up.”
The 2010 season at the Dell starts on Monday, July 12th, with The Mighty Mighty O’Jays concert.