Bowl at City Hall? There’s room today [video]


When business is slow at City Hall, the cavernous corridors can seem like bowling alleys.

On Friday, I had an opportunity to put the metaphor to the test.

City Hall is virtually empty on the Friday after a major holiday, and the last few days have been no exception.

Today, at high noon, I grabbed my father’s 50-year-old bowling ball and tried my luck.

The shot went from end to end on the second floor, home to Mayor Michael Nutter’s office, and the fourth floor, where you can find many City Council offices.

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell watched and wasn’t surprised. She says work tapers off on the holiday weeks, especially between Christmas and New Year’s.

“People like to take off during the holiday season, a lot of people save their days for it,” she said. “As long as they take off and sign out, they are allowed to do that.”

During the holiday week, foot traffic into City Hall has been slow.

“People make do with their situations during the holiday season,” she said.

Blackwell expects business to pick up Monday.


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