The final day for El Zarape in its current prime location at 12th, Morris and Passyunk will be on March 14, according to a sign announcing the move.
The Mexican BYOB will be relocating to an old cellphone store at 1304 S. 9th St., though manager Armando Aparicio said they don’t plan to be open for another three months.
It’s too bad they didn’t get someone to proofread this sign, which had the wrong address and a different spelling of “Zarape.”
Aparicio said high rent prompted the move. Not surprising since that intersection, which will soon see $300,000 in pedestrian improvements by the city, has become a nexus of the neighborhood, second only to the fountain. We’ve already heard rumors that the space has been rented, so we’ll keep you posted.