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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  East Passyunk Crossing 

Metro men’s store moving to 1600 E. Passyunk; Reliable Flooring & 1600 Below moving to Bainbridge St.

Metro men’s clothing is moving out of the shop where they’ve been since 2010 and up the block to much bigger digs in the space that is now Reliable Floor Covering and 1600 Below Vintage.

Metro men's clothing

1613 E. Passyunk

Metro sent out an email that until they move around Sept. 15, all their summer merchandise is 50 percent off. As always, sip on a free beer or cocktail while you shop.

This place must be at least twice the size of the current location

This place must be at least twice the size of the current location

Meanwhile, Reliable, which has been at Tasker and Passyunk for 38 years, and 1600 Below are both moving to the flooring company’s original location at 613 Bainbridge St.

Owner Maria Furey said her 87-year-old father wants to semi-retire, which prompted the move to consolidate both stores. This way, she said, he can pop in when he wants to. Furey also said that 1600 Below, which is her project, will start offering more higher-end furniture and the same affordable vintage clothing selection in the new location.

It is keeping the same name since it has developed a following with vintage customers, she said. Besides, is there anything more quirky-South Philly than a combo flooring/vintage clothing store? That’s called charm, folks.

Now with columns! This door looks directly at the fountain, and on the left you can see the current store if you look real hard

Now with columns! This door looks directly at the fountain, and on the left you can see the current store if you look real hard

 

613 Bainbridge. Make room for some Mad Men dresses.

613 Bainbridge. Make room for some Mad Men dresses.

Another interesting tidbit, the blog GPhilly says Metro was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Independence Business Alliance to enhance the store’s online presence. Way to go, Tom.

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