GrubStreet says Ultimo Coffee’s locations in Newbold and in G-Ho are going to start carrying sandwiches from American Sardine Bar.
It’s doubtful that you’ll find Jen Carroll’s deep-fried contribution to the Point Breeze bar’s menu among them, but we’re told that both spots will start carrying a daily selection of meat, veggie and vegan sandwiches beginning tomorrow.
Makes sense since ASB is owned by John Longacre, which recruited Ultimo/Brew to the neighborhood. That’s called synergy, people.
Also, we’d like to welcome Pennsporter, a new kid on the block, who took a look at all the opportunities along Moyamensing Avenue.
As an “outside the box” idea, Pennsporter suggested the clever notion of turning the old Sacred Heart School into offices:
It’s a huge lot with plenty of parking near a major highway. Philadelphia has an emerging tech/craft scene that could easily take a shine to the buildings aesthetics and location – much like SEER Interactive did with this old church.
And Naked Philly checked in at 6th and Washington, where a ruin of an old building will finally get some love – by being torn down, that is.
A new zoning application was scheduled to be heard by the ZBA last week, but was continued. The request is actually quite similar to the previously approved permit, but reflects new construction instead of an addition to an existing building, and describes a vacant commercial space, eliminating specifics about a restaurant.