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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista 

Connie’s Ric Rac is expanding with more seating, fries and a new music space this summer

Connie’s Ric Rac has some big plans for the spot next door to their 10-year-old location at 1132 S. 9th St. in the Italian Market.

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By July 30, this expanded space will open, adding a more intimate music space and a menu with french fries and similar items.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Connie’s Ric Rac renovating bar, adding seating and ‘extensive french fry topping menu’

Live music venue Connie’s Ric Rac is reopening Thursday night after some renovations, with more seating, draft beer and big plans for food starting in March.

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Ron Bauman, a new partner in the Italian Market bar at 1132 s 9th St., said they are extending the bar six feet toward the stage. The soundboard is getting pulled out from behind the bar and they’re building a booth on the opposite wall.

They are adding seating in the storefront next door, which now is being used mostly for storage. Leaning elbow rails with bar stools will ring the main room. A four-tap kegerator will also be installed, bringing draft beer there got the first time.

“Once thats done, we’re going into overdrive with opening the kitchen,” Bauman said.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Wanna help turn the southern section of the Italian Market into a little nightlife district?

A medical-uniform supply store called MIA Scrubs is closing at 1128 S. 9th St., which is flanked by Teri’s on one side and Connie’s Ric Rac on the other.

The silver lining is that the space is up for rent and zoned CMX-2, which means you could open a restaurant or bar by right (entertainment would need approval).

1128 S. 9th St

From the listing by Century 21-Forrester on Craigslist:

This is a large, good clean space in the heart of the 9th Street Market! Good for a retail business, yoga studio, etc. Two powder rooms.

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What are all those liquor license apps around Italian Market? Ah, a huge festival

We noticed recently that a liquor license application asking for outside seating appeared outside 12 Steps Down at 9th and Christian. Before we knew it, those signs were popping up like dandelions in a meadow: Connie’s Ric Rac, Teri’s, Villa Di Roma, Anastasi Seafood…

Connie's Ric Rac and the telling orange application

Connie’s Ric Rac and the telling orange application

No, outside patios aren’t flourishing. Those orange placards were signs that the Italian Market Festival is coming.

This Saturday and Sunday, Philly’s preeminent Italian hotbed is opening its doors to the city. During the two-day event, 9th Street’s shops and restaurants will turn the iconic area into a giant block party, free to everyone looking for a little Mediterranean fun – or, apparently, plenty of booze.

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