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Teri’s, the bar right in the middle of what we think should turn into an Italian Market nightlife district, has freshened up its look out front.
After the original owner passed away in December, the bar went to his daughter, Kathy Eller, and her daughter Jackie Mangini. They told us in July they’d be making some changes, like the new sign:
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).
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.
Back in March, we told you that Teri’s bar in the Italian Market had been put up for sale for $600,000.
We recently noticed some changes at the bar – new gray paint on the front, outside seating including banquettes sometimes, no Teri’s sign – and thought that maybe it had been sold.
Nope. The bar, at 1126 S. 9th St, will instead stay in the family. And now they’re open from noon to 2 a.m. every day, with some killer drink specials. But no more food – not even tater tots.
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…
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.
It’s a rare opportunity when an operating bar and restaurant WITH liquor license goes on the market in Philadelphia. And that opportunity has arrived!
A popular bar in the Italian Market, Teri’s at 1126 S. 9th St, just popped up on Trulia for the reasonable (to people of a certain demographic) price of $600,000. Very little information is available in the listing besides that the building has central air and 1,800 square feet of space. So we took some photos from Teri’s Yelp page.
It’s a pretty nice space, long with a diner-style counter and vinyl booths. There is a small dance/DJ area in the back near the bathrooms that can get really crowded on the weekends.
Teri’s website is woefully out of date, although their twitter account was active as of January 5. Our last trip to Teri’s might have hinted at some managerial issues- apparently their awesome late-night menu is no more, although the place was packed, inside and out. A few years back we heard that Teri’s had been passed down from mother to daughter, although we are unable to verify that story.
What do you think? Is this the perfect spot for the new King of Jeans bar? Who wants to step up to the plate? There might be just enough wall space to hang that gosh-darned sign.