A look at Philly's BYO scene

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Flashback to 1999, 20th and Spruce Streets: Audrey Taichman (in black dress) works the line at Audrey Claire. The BYOB opened in 1996.

"It's easy to forget that unscrewing our own corks was an offbeat idea as recently as a decade ago," writes Drew Lazor in the online mag Flying Kite Media in a quick history lesson about Philly's BYOB scene.

Back in 2000, when Chlöe opened in Old City, Mary Ann Ferrie and Dan Grimes could tally their competitors on one hand, Lazor writes.

The article estimates that there are about 200 BYOBs now in the area. 

Read the story here.

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