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Pennsport’s South Helm receives two-bell review

Pennsport’s restaurants are on a roll. Very recently The Dutch received a two-bell review from Craig Laban, now another nearby restaurant has also received a “very good” review from The Inquirer food critic. This is a nice turnaround for these locations, which both were homes to different restaurants last year.

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South Helm, the restaurant that replaced First Ward Sandwich at Front and Morris, has received a two-bell review.

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Keystone bar could be opening in former Ugly American spot in May

It has now been a year since plans for a new restaurant in the former Ugly American location were announced. This bar, called Keystone, had originally been planning for late-May of 2015. Now it looks like this new spot in Pennsport could be ready to open a year behind schedule.

Behind that awesome van lies the future of Ugly American (Photo: James Jennings)

(Photo: James Jennings)

According to PhillyBite, this restaurant and bar for 1100 S. Front St. will be ready to open sometime in May.

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Former Ugly American spot to become Keystone bar

Last year we told you that a new restaurant could soon be coming to the former Ugly American spot at 1100 S. Front St., with a new liquor license appearing on the location in July.

Former Ugly American spot looks to have something in the work (Photo: James Jennings)

Photo: James Jenning

The new business opening in that space will be a Pennsylvania-themed bar called Keystone.

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New restaurant on tap for the old Ugly American spot?

It looks as though the former Ugly American spot will soon be a restaurant again. We don’t have many details yet but this Fox Roach listing notes that the large, three-story property at Front and Federal streets has recently been sold for $450,000, though city records still list its last sale as being in 2007 for $541,685. The former Pennsport gastropub closed in early 2013 and the space at 1100 S. Front St. had seen little action since being put on the market.

However, after the listing had recently been removed from Zillow, we decided to contact Donna Santore, listing agent with Berkshire Hathaway/Fox & Roach Realtors to see if the pieces were starting to fall in to place.

Former Ugly American spot looks to have something in the work (Photo: James Jennings)

Former Ugly American spot looks to have something in the work (Photo: James Jennings)

Santore didn’t comment on specifics of the sale but did say that new owners are taking over and will be in settlement on the property in under 30 days. She went on to mention that they’re looking to open a new bar/restaurant that also features a brunch menu in the mold of For Pete’s Sake, located a few blocks north at Front and Christian Streets.

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