Fire Strikes West Philly’s Elena’s Soul

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Fire at Elena's Soul Photo: Courtesy West Philly Local

A Christmas Day tragedy struck popular West Philly bar and restaurant Elenas Soul yesterday. West Philly Local reports that fire broke out at in the building that houses the neighborhood spot, destroying it, and most of the two floors above it. The good news is, no one was injured. And in the spirit of the season, neighbors are pitching in to help out in the wake of the blaze. IM3Media, which organized the Hidden Soul Wednesdays at Elenas is hosting a benefit concert at Major Events Banquet Hall, near 50th and Lancaster Ave., on Friday, December 28 from 8 p.m. until midnight. Proceeds will be used to help rebuild Elenas. [West Philly Local]