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West Philly’s Gold Standard Wins IBA LGBT Business Award

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The Gold Standard owners Roger Halman (second from left) and Vincent Whittacre (far right) receive a check from the Independence Business Alliance. Photo by HughE Dillon

This afternoon, at a luncheon at the Sofitel Hotel, the Independence Business Alliance (IBA) announced that its annual LGBT Business Award — along with a $5,000 grant — will go to West Philly’s Gold Standard Café (4800 Baltimore Avenue.)

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Graduate Hospital Is Getting a New Cafe

beauty-shop-gold-standard-400Graduate Hospital’s Beauty Shop Cafe will be replaced by The Gold Standard Cafe. The Gold Standard has an existing location at 48th and Baltimore where the cafe serves coffee, breakfast bites, sandwiches and even burgers. The location at 20th and Fitzwater doesn’t have a hood so its unlikely the new spot will offer as extensive a menu.

The Beauty Shop Cafe closed abruptly in May as it was sold to the Farmers’ Cabinet team who were planning their own coffee shop. It never opened under their management and has been vacant since.

A call to the Gold Standard didn’t reveal any more details but we’re looking for a call back.

Gold Standard Turns 30

Relive the opening night of the Gold Standard Cafe tonight at 4800 Baltimore Avenue. Tonight they’re offering a five-course meal at 1979 prices for $12.50.

Seatings available from 5 to 9pm. Reservations encouraged. Check out the menu after the jump.

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