Just when we thought they’d be moving further south, Karina’s switched it up and is instead going north.
The jewel-box BYOB that is being replaced at 1520 E. Passyunk Ave. by Brigantessa from the Le Virtu crew will be moving to 617 S. 3rd St. A lovely tipster sent us this picture:
Karina’s had been slated to move less than a block from its current home, across from the fountain into a building under renovation next door to Fond.
We hear that renovation wasn’t moving quickly enough for their timeline, so they started shopping around for other options. At one point a sign popped up in the window saying they were headed for Ritner Street, but that was taken down quickly.
The new location previously housed Hoof + Fin, a BYOB that closed in 2011.
Hopefully, they’ll get settled quickly in the new home. We’ll keep you updated.
Thanks to the neighborhood tipster who notified us of this story. If you see something, say something – in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.