Posted by Jason Sheehan on March 11th, 2013
Over on the Insider, they’re reporting that it’s a done deal–that the owners of Barbuzo, Jamonera and Lolita (which just picked up a liquor license) have now officially decided to expand off of 13th Street (which they essentially own) and try to take on a new neighborhood by snapping up Fish.
No news on what, exactly, the pair plan to do with the double space (remember: this is also where Rhino Bar lived and died), but Klein does have a nice, succinct look back at the history of the embattled space under Mike Stollenwerk and others.
Owners of Lolita, Barbuzo and Jamonera Taking Over Fish [Insider]
Related: Food, Food Nerd News, News, Barbuzo, fish, Jamonera, Lolita, Marcie Turney, Rhino Bar, Valerie Safran
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Posted by Foobooz on January 18th, 2013
The last couple of nights, the above sign has been in the window at Rhino Bar (last week there was a closed for private party sign), the successor to Fish at 1234 Locust Street. We called over to the Independent Hotel which sits atop Rhino and the latest, smaller Fish. The hotel informed us that Rhino Bar is closed because of flooding. The same reason given for Fish’s closure back in May of 2012, that turned out not to be the truth at all. All this comes just a month after Mike Stollenwerk parted ways with Fish and Rhino.
The hotel also told us that Fish is still open and Rhino should return next week. But Fish’s web site is gone and OpenTable doesn’t have anything open for tonight (but the rest of the weekend and beyond is wide open). A call to the restaurant went unanswered.
So here we are again, wondering what is going on a 1234 Locust Street.
UPDATE: Michael Klein has tweeted that this time, the flood is real.
Related: News, Center-City-East, fish, Midtown-Village, Rhino Bar
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Posted by Foobooz on November 6th, 2012
It looks like Mike Stollenwerk has now got both of his new operations up and running inside the Independent Hotel at 13th and Locust. Recently, he moved his flagship Fish to smaller digs inside the hotel after it (and its odd seafood small-plates menu) failed to catch fire in the bigger space. And now, the Insider is reporting that he’s pulled the trigger on his Rhino Bar concept in the now-former home of Fish.
Rhino Bar is sporting 8 taps and a raw bar, plus a kitchen that’ll serve late (1am on weeknights and 2am on the weekends)–which will make a nice addition to the neighborhood. The Insider has a menu, too, so check it out.
Rhino Opens at 13th and Locust [The Insider]
Related: Food, News, Opening Soon, fish, Mike Stollenwerk, Rhino Bar
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