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Wanna bring an ‘edgy, hipster-style bar or restaurant’ to Newbold?

There’s a property rental on the market that could be a great site for a new business in Newbold, a space that the listing says could be an “edgy, hipster-style bar or restaurant.”

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The old Abbotts dairy building at 1715 McKean St. looks like a prime spot for a new use, just around the corner from the under-construction ReNewbold development and not far from South Philly Tap Room. It’s also got some good bones.

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The space is about 3,000 square feet and going for $2,750 a month. The listing suggests some other possibilities as well:

This first floor space lends itself to a variety of uses — edgy, hipster-style bar or restaurant, dance or yoga studio, photographer’s studio, art gallery, retail store, coffee house or professional offices for doctors, dentists, accountants or lawyers. The space has a brand-new,white maple tongue-in-groove wood floor installed on the diagonal. Landlord will finalize fit-out to suit. Brand-new gas heat, central air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows. Three entrances, one with ADA-compliant ramp. Parking available in rustic, landscaped, cobblestone courtyard under camera surveillance and LED security lighting.

Or, instead of parking, maybe you could turn that courtyard into an outdoor beer garden? This place is big enough it could house a brew pub.

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Any investors out there just dying to put their money into something cool?




4 Responses to Wanna bring an ‘edgy, hipster-style bar or restaurant’ to Newbold?

  1. A November 18, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Brew pub!

  2. neighborhoodly November 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    We could only wish for something cool that would benefit the neighborhood. Unfortunately there are some real difficult people in the neighborhood who will stop at nothing to stop ANYTHING from going in that space.They hate everyone and everything.

  3. Ash November 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    The neighborhood needs help… but the last time zoning was passed for this… the PLCB went against their ordinance and the guy (wisely) backed out…

    fix what is already there…
    get the ATM out of the alley

    Recognize the needs to the people around there… families who dont need hipster as much as safe streets, working together to keep the area what it is… retirees, families, churches, day care, etc.

    How about buildings up to code ( no blown out windows)?

  4. Carmen Vona November 20, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    That’s not true, the PLCB granted the license. The tenant decided not to move forward with the project because his goals in life changed over the four years it took to get his approvals. As for churches and day care you say, been there and done that! Did I miss something here—didn’t the neighbors fight those too? And what alley are you talking about? It wouldn’t be the PRIVATELY owned courtyard that was formally called Colorado Street?

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