A liquor license application has popped up in the window of the Chartreuse flower shop at 1616 E. Passyunk Ave., and it doesn’t mean orchid-garnished martinis (which we saw at a wedding once).
The Bottle Shop, holding down the fort at 1837 E. Passyunk Ave. since 2010, will be moving into the space, hopefully by the end of the summer, said co-owner Gena Montebello.
The new location
Montebello said that they decided to put down real roots in the neighborhood and bought the new building, which has about the same amount of retail space as the original location. The new one is narrower but deeper.
The governor stepped up to the podium and assured Pennsylvanians that his bold plan to privatize liquor stores was “certain to offer greater variety, better prices, more convenient hours and locations . . . and effective and helpful service.” That happened on Jan. 28 – in 1981. The governor was Richard Thornburgh.
But, as Bunch says, there’s something about this plan that gives it a fighting chance.
The eat-in lounge, fancy compared to where they cook across the street. Pic via Philly Phoodie
Circles at 1514 Tasker St., the best Thai place in the city, if you ask us, is pairing up with South Philly favorite The Bottle Shop for a five-course, five-beer dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Foobooz reports. That’s right, each course comes with its own bottle, so at least it’s within walking distance for most of us. There are two seatings, 6 and 8 p.m. and the price is $50 a head, or $45 for groups of four or more. Check here for tickets and more info.