Here now, Eater Philly updates you on three hot spots coming to town: from a brewpub to a nose-to-tail sandwich spot.
Twin brothers Sean and Andy Arsenault are "slowly but surely" getting their saison-centric brewpub, Brewery ARS at 1927-29 West Passyunk Avenue (near the intersection at 19th Street), up and running. As usual, it's all a matter of permitting. In the beginning of March, they received their use and building permits. Now, they still need plumbing, electric, and health department. Initial construction is slotted for April, when they'll turn the old auto-body shop into a the neighborhood's first craft brewery. Philly doesn't make things easy for new business owners, and the brothers are in the thick of it.
Bar One, the new bar and bruncherie spin-off by the folks over at Ralph's, is still on track for early summer. Fifth generation manager, Ryan Rubino said that construction in the space (formerly the Wishing Well at 9th and Catherine Streets) has been delayed just a tad because the building is older than they had expected. "We still have our fingers crossed for [an] Italian Market Festival [opening]. If not, then we'll hold off till early June because there's no point in opening Memorial Day weekend." Stay tuned for the opening menu.
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Chef and co-owner of Stockyard Sandwich Company (16th and Spring Garden Streets) Will Lindsay disclosed, "The shop is coming along, but it's doubtful that we'll make our projected early-April opening." The farm-focused sandwich shop's dining room is nearly complete, but he and Mike Metzger are still waiting for the hood permits to go through. After that, it should just be a few short weeks before they're ready to open.
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