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UPDATED: Work’s about to start on refurbishing the Boot and Saddle sign

UPDATE: There’s a new, earlier opening date – Monday Sept. 9. And Philly.com has a couple details about the plan for the food: “The kitchen will be open from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. seven days a week, the bar will feature 10 rotating draft (craft) beer options and the backroom, which will host musical performances and dance parties, will open at 8 p.m. with shows starting at 9 p.m.”


Our eagle-eyed contributor Dan Berlin spotted some interesting action at the Boot and Saddle yesterday.

See the scaffolding rising? This pic was taken through a window across the street, by the way

See the scaffolding rising? This pic was taken through a window across the street, by the way

Scaffolding was being installed out front of the bar at 1131 S. Broad St., which would suggest that the promised refurbishment of that gloriously kitschy neon sign is about to begin.

Boot and Saddle sign 2

The B&S, part of the ever-expanding Avram Hornik empire that recently rebooted the Dolphin Tavern, will start hosting shows on Sept. 14, according to a recent post on Facebook.

So, Avram, that’s two neoned old haunts. You have your eye on Phillips or Meglio Furs next?

UPDATE: Philebrity has some more details today, including that the bar will reportedly have a capacity of 150 for shows and a few of the bands in their initial lineup:

Following up the big unveiling, the Boot and Saddle already has a relatively full docket of shows announced, including appearances from Har Mar SuperstarElf PowerPalma VioletsBasia Bulat, and more. You’ll probably have to ready yourself for a whole influx of Instagrams of the neon outside all lit up.

 

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One Response to UPDATED: Work’s about to start on refurbishing the Boot and Saddle sign

  1. holly August 13, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Or, may we humbly suggest the Engine 46 firehouse for your consideration, Mr. Hornik? No neon to rescue, but it’s a heck of a building! http://www.preservationalliance.com/advocacy/issues_Engine46.php

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