A fire destroyed neighborhood favorite Elena's Soul on Baltimore Avenue in West Philly on Christmas Eve. Algernon Allen opened the soul food shop back in 2008 and it quickly became a huge hit with the locals. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze which started around 1 p.m. But, the entire restaurant was destroyed, and the fire damaged the buildings next door as well.
There has been no news about whether or not they're going to rebuild or repair the restaurant, but a fundraiser has already been planned for Monday, December 28, at Major Events Banquet Hall on 5075 Lancaster Avenue from 8 p.m. until midnight.