Entrepreneur and restaurant owner Sid Booker has signed on as a adviser for Mayor Micheal Nutter reelection campaign.
Booker owner of The Stinger Lounge at 4600 N. Broad Street, is a well-known figure in the African-American community and throughout the Philadelphia region. His legendary restaurant has long served as a gathering place for African-American elected officials and others of influence in the community.
Before becoming a successful business owner with the opening of his restaurant 44 years ago, Booker managed the old Uptown Theater through its entertainment and civil-rights gatherings heyday.
“I’ve known Sid Booker for 30 years, and he’s been a great friend to me,” Mayor Nutter said. “I am pleased to have such a trusted and respected member of the business community as part of my re-election efforts. Sid Booker knows the community. He knows business and how to leverage business goals for the good of the community.
He knows how to bring a broad cross-section of our city together to attain our goals around public safety, education and jobs. He’s a great guy, too. I look forward to having his wisdom and community experience on my campaign this year.”
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