R.I.P. Zipperhead

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    Another South Street icon bites the dust. At least the new shop left the giant creepy ants on the facade. And there is Crash, Bang, Boom - a very respectable spin-off shop, around the corner.
    Philadelphia, PA

    1. F.X.Enderby 87 months ago | reply

      Zipperhead! (has moved). Very nice.

    2. rod lewis 87 months ago | reply

      wow. what a great find

    3. wonky1971 87 months ago | reply

      Thank you all for the compliments - this is one of many "late great" South Street shops (along with SKINZ) that died out after Punk's last incarnation faded out...sigh.

    4. roovie 64 months ago | reply

      really cool !

    5. doribig 64 months ago | reply

      good one ;D

    6. Jim Callahan 64 months ago | reply

      large loose spider sculpture lumbering in court yard of ottawa fine art building,could web by 8 leg foodchainer your aunts um um.

    7. Trash Lolita Clothing 64 months ago | reply

      I was kind of disappointed in South Street the last time I was there. Much like hipster areas in other cities, many of the places that gave the area it's charm have been replaced by corporate stores and the unique little bars replaced by frat boy watering holes. (At least Iskibibble was still there last time I looked!) :)

    8. wonky1971 64 months ago | reply

      South Street is pretty much a total disappointment now - I used to love going down in the 80's when I was a teen, and even my early twentys. Still a few cool shops - repo records & some thrift stores, Philladelphia Record Exchange may still be there just off South, or maybe not...haven't been in awhile. Ishkabibble's has the BEST fries! I'm glad some things don't change :)

    9. Trash Lolita Clothing 64 months ago | reply

      I lived in Philly around the same time near 8th and Christiana. I remember Bacchanal on South street, the old man who drove a yellow rolls convertible and owned a suit store, JC Dobbs, Revival, Tower Records, The Black Banana, The Bank, The Barbary. Dirty Frank's and McGlinchy's are fortunately still there. Lots of good memories!

    10. wonky1971 64 months ago | reply

      Wow - I spent a lot of time at both JC Dobbs and Revival. I remember when you could still get cool 'zines at Tower too. McGlinchy's is still a fun (and cheap!) night out. Do you remeber the blind lady that used to sit on the pavement outside of Skinz or Zipperhead (depending on the day) and play kazoo?

    11. Trash Lolita Clothing 64 months ago | reply

      Wow, yeah, I had completely forgotten about her, but I do remember her now, she was kind of a chubby lady, she was out there almost everyday. :)

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