In the early morning of Friday, July 29th, Jim’s South St. experienced a devastating fire. Sensing something was not quite right, the first shift staff saw smoke seeping from somewhere at the back of the building. Without hesitation, the crew immediately cut the power, exited the building, and called 911. Everyone was safe, physically unharmed, but emotionally overwhelmed as they helplessly watched their home away from home, and their livelihood, burn.
The quick response of Jim’s crew enabled the Philadelphia Fire Department to be on the scene in a matter of minutes, descending with more than 100 responders on hand. Battling fire, heat and dehydration, the most experienced fire department in the country was able to get things under control and kept the fire from spreading to adjacent buildings. It took over five hours. In the end, our century-old building stood firm, but Jim's was gutted.
Thank You for Your Support!
Jim’s South Street employees wish to express our appreciation for your support during this difficult time. Your generous contributions and encouraging messages mean more to us than you could imagine. We are forever grateful. The funds donated helped our families navigate the past few months as intended, so we are no longer accepting donations.
As Jim’s begins to take steps toward the long process of rebuilding, we'll keep you informed by posting progress updates on our social media accounts. While we do not yet have a timeline for re-opening, we look forward to seeing you, your families and your friends at the grill!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
The Staff of Jim’s South Street
To better days ahead!
Our most sincere thanks for your support!
Liz Silver Kelsey
Jim's South St. Employee Relief Fund
- Marguerite K. Getlik
- Jessica Alvarez
Jim's South St.