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Yo, Adrian! Crews Demolish Philly Pet Shop From ‘Rocky’ Films

The storefront in the shadow of the Market-Frankford El was the fictional place with Rocky courted Adrian

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A Philadelphia storefront featured prominently in the "Rocky" films has been demolished.

The building along Front Street in Kensington was home to the fictional pet store where Rocky courted his eventual wife, Adrian. It was featured in several of the films and was a frequent stop on tours designed for Rocky fans.

 Tour Guide Ben Caplan tells Philly.com he was taking a group there Thursday when he found construction crews tearing the building down.

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