PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Ground has not yet been broken on the planned Reading Viaduct Rail Park in Philadelphia. But residents near 10th and Hamilton are about to get a taste of what the park will have to offer.
On Friday a Beer Garden will open.READ MORE: Moderna Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Was Well-Tolerated And Generated Robust Immune Response In Children Ages 6 To 11
What used to be a gravel parking lot directly under a train trestle in a gritty, postindustrial neighborhood will now serve an as urban oasis. At least that’s the hope of the PA Horticultural Society, which designed and built the new Pop Up Garden.
“The design of it is utilizing old storage cars which are trying to evoke the history of the rail lines above us,” says the Society’s landscape design expert, Lee Ann Campbell.READ MORE: Police Release Surveillance Video Of Suspect, 2 Others Wanted In Connection To Murder Of 30-Year-Old Roynell Phavor Houston
The bright orange storage cars hold the bar, kitchen and one seating area while adding some colorful pop to the green space.
Plenty of craft beer will be available, and for you foodies – a menu that includes pork belly and buffalo chicken steamed buns as well as upscale tater tots.MORE NEWS: King Of Prussia Businesses Provide Free Meals To Police, Fire, EMS Personnel During First Responders Appreciation Week
This will serve primarily as an after work summer.