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Sylvester Stallone's "Rocky" debuted at theaters on November 21, 1976.

April 21, 2017

Philadelphia pet shop from 'Rocky' films demolished

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

The building 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.

The building, once a real pet shop, had been empty for several years.


Information from: Philly.com