City Shuts Down Major Philly Fringe Festival Venue Over “Serious Safety Violations”

One of the most entertaining aspects of this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival is Late Night Snacks, the popular pop-up cabaret bar in South Philadelphia. Each night during the festival, a who’s who of Fringe Festival talent performs while Fringe lovers and performers who just got out of their own shows congregate to be a part of the mix. But on Wednesday night, the city put a wrench in the works.

Late Night Snacks is set up in a converted auto body shop on the 1300 block of South Percy Street, just steps away from Pat’s Steaks. Inspectors from the Department of Licenses & Inspection visited the Late Night Snacks venue on Wednesday and issued a cease operations order. The Wednesday edition of Late Night Snacks was forced to move to La Peg, the restaurant and performance space at FringeArts headquarters on Race Street.

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Jacob Worek