After months of delays and countless headaches, the patio at American Sardine Bar is finally starting to emerge. Philly Mag’s new Property blog snapped a few shots:
ASB owner John Longacre had to endure two hearings before the Zoning Board of Adjustment and some nasty battles with a few neighbors before finally getting approval at the end of February for a patio, which he said will “distinguish the American Sardine Bar from every other bar in the city.
Now, you can start seeing the fruits of his labor transforming what had been a litter-clogged lot behind the bar, which is at 18th and Federal.
Looking much better than it did before:
Which was an even bigger improvement than what it was before that:
From the looks of the progress, this sucker could only be a few weeks away. Sweet.