By Ian Bush
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Ahead of this week’s opening of the “Xfinity Live” entertainment venue in the South Philadelphia sports complex, some Flyers legends helped drop the puck today on a bar and restaurant that bears their name.READ MORE: Nicholas Bednarek Identified As Man Killed In Cheltenham Crash That Injured 4 Other Teens
It’s called the Broad Street Bullies Pub.
“You have live music, great food, and it’s going to be good for different generations,” notes Flyers’ alumnus Bernie Parent, who took a seat at the rink-shaped bar and checked out the vintage posters commemorating their back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975.
Parent joined Bob Kelly and Joe Watson along a wall of pucks.
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(Watson:) “We’ll have a lot of functions here — a lot of alumni parties.”
It was a vote of confidence for this place built on sacred space for Flyers’ fans.
“When you sit down for a drink or sandwich here, you can talk Flyers’ trivia and old-time hockey, and really have a great time,” says Comcast-Spectacor spokesman Ike Richman, who adds that starting Friday you, too, can become a regular. Those going to the Bruce Springsteen concerts at the Wells Fargo Center can get a preview of the Bullies Pub this Wednesday and Thursday.MORE NEWS: Hyram Hill, Son Of Philadelphia Police Officer, Killed In Targeted Shooting In North Philly, Sources Say