After a fire tore through Hawthorne’s back in February, it’s clear that they have one thing on their mind: Go big, or go home.
Foobooz reports that the beer boutique and eatery located at 11th and Fitzwater St. will open up with a bigger beer/booze selection and something the they’re calling the “ace up their sleeve” when it comes to the next big thing on the Philly beer scene. Color us officially intrigued.
While there is no mention of an official opening date, Hawthorne’s will feature a new growler station and larger fireplace. They’ll also offer a new in-house bakery filled with “muffins, rustic loaves of bread and more” on the daily to add to their already stellar brunch options. An 8-seat breakfast bar is also in the works. A tweet posted by the official Hawthorne’s account from August gives you a glimpse into a possible timeline:
@girlspy hey sorry took so long. We're aiming for late October-mid November. Fingers crossed! Get in touch w/ any of us for any q's! 🙂
— Hawthornes Beer Cafe (@HawthornesCafe) August 20, 2014
A fire tore through the building back in late February. The fire department determined that it started in an apartment above the restaurant. No injuries reported but the building sustained heavy water damage and forced Hawthorne’s to temporarily close. Renovation efforts have been ongoing for eight months and the crew held a fundraiser in March to help remind patrons and neighbors that they were intent on making a comeback.