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The Yachtsman Gets Its Funding; New Bar Moving Along in Kensington?

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FISHTOWN — Looks like The Yachtsman, Tommy Up's tiki bar, is on its way: the Kickstarter campaign hit its goal last night. Drink Philly interviewed Up on the tiki concept and its place in Fishtown. Of the Kickstarter controversy, Up says: "As a creator, and especially as a somewhat public figure in Philadelphia, you become a pretty easy target. [...] I really don't give a shit about what anyone else says." [Drink Philly]

QUEEN VILLAGESouthwark is one of the best bars in America, according to Food & Wine. They also made it onto the list in 2011. [Foobooz]

KENSINGTON — Here's an update on a project that's been delayed so long its genesis predates the very blog you're reading right now: The Woodsman, a gastropub concept for 2519 Frankford Ave. that's been in the works since at least 2011, finally seems like it may actually be making some measurable progress. [Naked Philly]

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