Cheech’s Beef & Ale at 12th and Oregon will be seeing a transformation.
Ah, the proud Momma & Poppa future super-in-debt bar owners! pic.twitter.com/w44P9TKTsH
— BlackCatTavernPhilly (@BlackCatTvrnPHL) October 23, 2015
Tom Ball and Marlise Tkaczuk will be opening a new bar called Black Cat Tavern on 12th at the former Cheech’s with a community focus that will merge together Tkaczuk’s art and Ball’s bar experience.
WE DID IT!! After 3 years of struggling & hard work, the keys are FINALLY in hand!! Get ready South Philly… pic.twitter.com/2ubK4P9mm5
— BlackCatTavernPhilly (@BlackCatTvrnPHL) December 4, 2015
More from Philly.com:
Three years in the making, the bar will be “comfortable, welcoming, and community-oriented,” says Tkaczuk, a screen-printer who is program coordinator for continuing education at Moore College of Art.
Menu will be Polish favorites inspired by her grandmother. Six beer taps will pour mostly crafts.
Tkaczuk will play off her artistic side by curating art shows at the bar, much as she has done at Dirty Frank’s in Center City.
Black Cat Tavern on 12th is aiming for a January opening.