Posted by Foobooz on March 19th, 2013
A Stop Work Order was slapped on the outside of Boot & Saddle a week ago. The order cites violations of building and plumbing codes. No word on how long this will delay Boot & Saddle’s refurb which had just begun.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Four Corners Management relays to us that this has nothing to do with Boot & Saddle, but rather that the landlord is performing emergency repair of a broken sewer pipe for the offices and residents above. The Landlord told the Boot & Saddle team he has applied for an expedited permit.
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Posted by Foobooz on April 27th, 2012
Avram Hornik has gotten the zoning go ahead from the city to open the Boot & Saddle on south Broad Street. The approval comes with the provision that neighbors not be affected by sound coming from the Boot & Saddle. Hornik plans to bring in R5 Productions to book music act at the refurbished space. The building has been vacant for more than a decade and construction will begin this summer and continue into 2013. And yes, the sign will be restored.
Check out what the interior looks like today on Meal Ticket.
Broad Street’s Boot & Saddle will reopen by next year [Meal Ticket]
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Posted by Foobooz on April 17th, 2012
Avram Hornik’s plans for the Boot & Saddle on South Broad Street will be going in front of the neighborhood tonight. The South Broad Street Neighbors Association (SBSNA) Zoning meeting will hear the application for Hornik’s plans to turn the Boot & Saddle into a restaurant and bar with live music.
When the plans were first revealed, SBSNA President Peter Zutter said the neighbors association was not thrilled by the idea. Since then a petition in favor of the project has been circulated online and gathered almost 1,200 signatures.
1131 South Broad Street (Boot & Saddle Bar) – The application is for the Use as a Restaurant/Bar where more than Fifty (50) people congregate, including D.J. Music, Live Entertainment, and/or self contained Sound System and Dancing by patrons, in the same building with accessory Office on the 2nd Floor, and a Single-Family Dwelling on the 3rd Floor. No Signs on this Application. Zoning Classification = C-2
Interested neighbors should show up to Morgan Conference Room of Methodist Hospital, Broad and Ritner Streets at 7 p.m.
SBSNA Zoning [Official Site]
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Posted by Foobooz on April 10th, 2012
Avram Hornik’s Ortlieb’s Lounge
The Philadelphia Daily News scores an interview with Avram Hornik, the man behind Lucy’s Hat Shop, Noche, three Drinker’s locations and more recently, Union Transfer and Ortlieb’s Lounge. It’s an interesting look at the man and how he now sees live entertainment as vital to the places he’s looking to open.
And as a follow-up Michael Klein gets the name for Hornik’s successor to Octo. The riverfront bar with live entertainment will be known as Morgan’s Pier, in honor of the first person to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.
On the night side with Avram Hornik [Philadelphia Daily News]
Rock Lobster giving way to Morgan’s Pier [The Insider]
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Posted by Foobooz on November 9th, 2011
A petition in favor of Avram Hornik’s plan for reopening the old Boot & Saddle Bar on Broad Street is now up on Change.org.
The petition notes that the property is already appropriately zoned, has historically served as a bar with live music and that the project is an opportunity to reduce blight and rejuvenate a downtrodden block of Broad Street.
The form, which you can sign online also encourages Hornik to make reasonable accommodations to reduce neighbors’ concerns about noise and safety.
Petition: Support license R-6143 transfer to the Boot & Saddle [Change.org]
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Posted by Foobooz on November 1st, 2011
Today’ Metro has a story on Avram Hornik’s plan for resurrecting the long-closed Boot & Saddle Bar at Broad and Ellsworth and the resistance it has already received from the South Broad Street Neighbors Association (SBSNA).
“We’re not thrilled about it,” said [SBSNA] President Peter Zutter, who heard Hornik present plans at an Oct. 18 community meeting. “We’re familiar with his other locations and it’s not really the kind of development we want to see on that part of Broad Street.”
The neighbors association promises to fight the liquor license transfer.
Us, we imagine a day when a newly re-lit neon boot beckons life back to a neglected commercial block. It’s proximity to the Broad Street line making it a great meeting place before or after a sporting event at the stadium complex. Hell, we might even try to line dance.
Boot & Saddle: Big shoes to fill for bar’s new owner [Metro Philadelphia]
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Posted by Foobooz on October 7th, 2011
There’s a new liquor license in the window at the old Boot & Saddle bar on Broad Street near Ellsworth. BootPhilly LLC is the corporation name and is registered to 1845 Walnut Street, the same address as Avram Hornik’s 4 Corners Management.
A call to the office revealed nothing more than that a lot people at 4 Corners don’t come to work on Fridays.
A post by the South Broad Neighbors Association on Facebook also alluded to Hornik.
We’ll be following this one excitedly as we’ve long wished for the Boot & Saddle sign to be re-illuminated.
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