Citizens Bank Park To Feature Restaurant Honoring Harry Kalas
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
By Maryann Gettis
Phillies Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas will be honored by the organization at Citizens Bank Park with the naming of the scoreboard restaurant after him.
Harry the K's will be a casual, finger-food type, bi-level restaurant built into the scoreboard building in left field. Both levels will be open air and will have fantastic views of the playing field. It will be located at the western end of the ballpark's outfield entertainment zone called Ashburn Alley, named after the Phillies' Hall of Fame outfielder and Kalas' former broadcast partner.
"I am deeply honored and humbled by the Phillies' gesture to name this restaurant after me," said Kalas. "The fact that it's along Ashburn Alley makes it all the more special."
In addition to images of Harry, the lower level of Harry The K's will feature three large murals (10' x 30') by local artist Max Mason which will exhibit, from Mr. Mason's unique perspective, three homes of Phillies baseball: Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium, Veterans Stadium and Citizens Bank Park.
"Harry is an icon in Philadelphia," said Phillies President and CEO David Montgomery. "He has been with us for 33 years and is beloved by our fans. Harry and Richie Ashburn were obviously very close and having this restaurant along Ashburn Alley made this endeavor even more special. It made all the sense in the world to honor Harry by naming the scoreboard restaurant after him."
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