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Fond adds a bar menu, gets approved for outdoor seating UPDATED

NOTE: This post has been updated. See below.

Fresh off their move to a bigger location at the fountain with a new bar, the Fond crew has added a bar menu. But don’t expect wings.

Fond at 1537 S. 11th St.

The small snack menu, which sounds as delectable as the regular menu, could masquerade as the appetizers on the regular menu and no one would give it a second thought. Take a look.

Meanwhile, the Fond folks also went before the Passyunk Square zoning committee to get a jump on their application for outdoor seating. For some reason, a sidewalk cafe requires a letter of support from the representative City Council member (Mark Squilla), who routinely turns to the neighbors of any project.

We can’t imagine any trouble with this one, so expect to be sitting across from the fountain on the first nice days of spring.

UPDATE: Just got word that the Passyunk Square Civic voted to support the outside seating with a few commonsense provisos. From their website:

7 votes of non-opposition with the following proviso: Tables to shut down during the week at 10 p.m. Tables on Tasker Street Side will shut down by 10:30 – 11:00 Friday and Saturday nights. Zoning Committee to write letter of support and submit to Councilman Mark Squilla so that he can write a letter of support as well. No hearing necessary.



3 Responses to Fond adds a bar menu, gets approved for outdoor seating UPDATED

  1. David G January 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Regarding outdoor seating, there are certain areas (below) that allow sidewalk seating by right with a permit as long as Streets signs off that there’s sufficient space, it doesn’t block a bus stop, etc. Outside those designated areas, a council ordinance is needed. Since Fond is off Passyunk Avenue, it needs one.
    § 9-208.3:
    (i) within the area bounded by the Delaware River, the south houseline of South street, the center line of Third street, the south houseline of Bainbridge street, the Schuylkill River and the north houseline of Fairmount avenue; (ii) on Broad street, between Bainbridge street and the north houseline of Washington avenue; (iii) within the area bounded by the south side of Shurs lane to the north side of Green lane and the east side of Cresson street to the Schuylkill River; (iv) on East Passyunk avenue, both sides, between Broad street and Federal street; (v) on Ninth street, both sides, between Christian street and Federal street; (vi) on Germantown avenue, both sides, from Washington lane to Creshiem Valley road; (vii) on Germantown avenue, both sides, from Creshiem Valley road to Rex avenue; (viii) on Bethlehem pike, both sides, from Germantown avenue to Newtown street; and (ix) on Ridge avenue, both sides, from Rochelle avenue to Domino lane; provided that the conditions of this Section are complied with. 424

  2. Ian Toner January 11, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    David G strikes again! Thanks for the info.

  3. Anonymous January 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    awww yisss

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