The Palm wants to help customers save face
There are about 2,000 caricatures at the Broad Street restaurant. Management wants to save many before demolition.
One of the Palm's signature features is the caricatures - boldly drawn pictures of regulars and other celebs. The Philadelphia location, inside the Bellevue, has about 2,000 of them lining the walls.
Is your face one of them?
Come and get it.
The restaurant, which closed Feb. 29 for extensive renovations, is about to undergo demolition in anticipation of a renovation that will be completed in spring 2017.
The smiling mugs have to come down. Out with the old. New ones will be added.
The restaurant says those who want to save face - so to speak - have until Monday, Dec. 19, to submit a request, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-546-7256.
Claimed caricatures will be distributed before the restaurant's grand reopening, and each salvaged piece of artwork will also be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Not all of the existing caricatures can be salvaged due to their location in the restaurant. The caricatures is a tradition that dates back to newspapermen decorating the walls of the first Palm restaurant in New York City.
The Palm became a power room shortly after its 1989 opening at Broad and Walnut Streets.