One of the things I love about South Philly are the mom and pop businesses who go the extra mile to preserve the history of what was there before them. Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting Moonshine restaurant at 1825 East Moyamensing Avenue. I spent some time talking to the owner about the renovation of the restaurant – the preservation of the original tin ceiling, and the months spent painstakingly stripping away many, many coats of paint off the bar to restore it to it’s former glory.
It was well worth the time and expense – it’s gorgeous! In the back is a small dining room where two photos are on display of the business in 1938, courtesy of an elderly neighbor whose uncle owned the bar back then. I snapped a few photos, and cleaned them up a bit. Thankfully, they’ve kept the charm of the old place. You can take a look at the restaurant today, and their menu by going here!