Philadelphia, PA - On Wednesday, Sept. 5, The Palm Philadelphia will add some familiar faces to their walls with the unveiling of a 24 square-foot, custom mural depicting professional football champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. Beginning at 5 p.m., fans are invited to stop by The Palm to witness the dedication ceremony, including remarks from third generation co-owner Wally Ganzi and appearances by a number of special guests, including Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
Celebrating the joy, unity, and brotherhood of the Eagles, the new mural will capture the pride of the entire city and immortalize an iconic moment in Philadelphia sports history. The Palm’s resident artist and fellow Philadelphian, Zack Bird, will hand paint the mural, which will include owner Jeffrey Lurie, 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Brian Dawkins and members of the championship team.
Dating back to the 1920s when the first restaurant opened, caricatures have become synonymous with The Palm brand. The walls at the Philadelphia location have long been adorned with paintings of famous residents, spanning generations and capturing the essence of what it means to be a Philadelphian. However, this mural will be unlike any other painting at The Palm.
“As we look forward to a new season of football, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor our Eagles, some of the most beloved members of the Philadelphia community,” said General Manager, Julie S. Millard. “We are immortalizing a group of individuals who band together to achieve greatness, realize the ultimate success in their profession and bring glory to the City of Philadelphia.”
To further celebrate the spirit of community, during the ceremony, The Palm will be announcing its new initiative, “The Palm Sacks Hunger, 2018.” This charity drive, spearheaded by The Palm, in partnership with The Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association, will benefit Broad Street Ministry with the goal of fighting hunger in the community through the holidays and winter season.