Renovations coming to building housing former bar in Newbold

The building housing what’s said to be the first bar to get a liquor license after the end of prohibition will soon be getting a facelift.

Photo from Philly Property Hunters on Facebook.

Located at 1401 Reed St., this corner property is under new ownership, with plans to renovate the building into a first floor commercial space and two residential units on the top floors.

According to Philly Property Hunters, the location was recently sold to a new owner. Property records have not yet been updated to reflect this sale.

The liquor license for this location was previously sold. Regardless of what kind of tenant ends up in the commercial space, it will be a much-needed improvement from the current state of the building.

What kind of business would you like to see in this Newbold commercial space?

9 thoughts on “Renovations coming to building housing former bar in Newbold

  • February 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Weird that 1401 isn’t at the corner of Broad and Reed.

    • February 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Yeah. Apparently the funeral home parking lot is part of the Broad Street parcel

    • February 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      North west corner of Carlisle & Reed

  • February 17, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I would love to know if there are original components from the bar still inside!

    • February 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      Long gone I think, scrapers have been in there a few times

  • February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    They could literally sell an elixir that grants everlasting life and people still wouldn’t cross Broad Street for it.

    • February 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      “wouldn’t cross Broad Street” to get to Newbold? I guess you haven’t been to SP Taproom and American Sardine Bar… or west of broad in general the past 15 years. It’s not the 90’s anymore, Newbold/Point Breeze is developing rapidly.

      • February 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

        Developing rapidly into a shit-hole. Literally the only reason anyone goes to the Taproom is to buy coke. And even then it’s not worth the price.

    • February 18, 2016 at 8:41 am

      @DJ, you need to leave your mom’s basement.

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