PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Organizers of a pop-up outdoor bar are actually hoping the region remains in a deep freeze for a while that’s because some of the key parts are made out of ice.
This is the second year La Peg at Fringe Arts along Columbus Boulevard and Race Street will create the outdoor ice bar known as Pegsicle.READ MORE: Dad Vail Regatta Resumes Saturday Without Spectators Along Boathouse Row
It opens on January 11 and how long it stays open depends on the weather, as we hear from La Peg general manager Brad Histand.
“So last year what we did is, we got 16 blocks of ice and we carved a really cool bar out of the ice and lit it up,” he said. “We did it for a week then we had a couple 50 degree days and it melted which was kind of depressing.”READ MORE: Delaware County Investigators Zeroing In On Person Of Interest In 32-Year-Old Cold Case Murder Of Tyra Waiters
At this year’s bar Histand says they will have local artists create their own ice sculptures.
“We’ll have several fire pits and chimneys and things like that, and of course we will be open inside, so if people want to grab drinks and then go back outside they can do that too,” he explained.
Interested artists are invited to submit their ice sculpture sketch via email to email@example.com by Friday, January 5.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's Mayor, Police Commissioner Host Town Hall To Address Rise In Anti-Asian Hate Crimes