Praise be, hallelujah. It looks like work is finally starting on the Triangle Tavern, which has been close to an impending remodel since as far back as August 2012. At that point, the space reportedly had a lease signed.
Then in August 2013, we reported that the crew from the Cantina was behind the new venture after a liquor license popped up sporting the owners’ names — Dave Frank and Stephen and Geeta Simons, who also own the Royal Tavern, the Khyber and several other restaurants.
That liquor license app, at 1338 S 10th St., transformed from blazing-neon orange to a faded peach as the corner sat vacant and untouched.
Now, at least something is being done, even if we don’t know what the hell that is yet. We’ve gotten reports that workers have been in the basement for more than a week, though they weren’t around when we stopped by twice to find out what’s up.
As to what the ownership plans at this prominent corner is still anyone’s guess. We’ll keep our ears to the ground.
Meanwhile, spray-painted marks all around that intersection of 10th, Reed and Passyunk seem to indicate the city is planning to shrink the intersection and make it more pedestrian friendly. We’re checking all the appropriate channels on that one, too, and will update when we hear back.
This winter, we told you about plans to spend $300,000 on improvements to 12th and Passyunk and a new gateway project at Broad and Passyunk. So also fixing 10th would only make sense, no?