Saturday, April 19, 2014
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The Khyber could be changing hands

No deal has been reached, but we hear "Real World: Los Angeles" cast mate Glen Naessens and his brother Mike, who owns Eulogy (136 Chestnut), are trying to buy the Khyber (56 S. 2nd), which is mere feet away from Eulogy.

The Khyber could be changing hands

Iggy Pop at the Khyber in 2004. Photo: Paul Havelin
Iggy Pop at the Khyber in 2004. Photo: Paul Havelin

No deal has been reached, but we hear "Real World: Los Angeles" cast mate Glen Naessens and his brother Mike, who owns Eulogy (136 Chestnut), are trying to buy the Khyber (56 S. 2nd), which is mere feet away from Eulogy.

Rumors of the Old City rock club being for sale have swirled for about a year, but nothing has come to fruition.

Khyber co-owner Stephen Simons declined to comment yesterday. Simons owns the building and co-owns the bar with Dave Frank. The pair also operate the Royal Tavern, Cantina Los Caballitos and Cantina Dos Segundos.

We had heard the Naessens are looking to buy only the club, not the building.

"All I can say is that I'm into music, Philly, and history. So is my brother Mike," Glen Naessens, a musician, shared with us yesterday. We traded messages with Mike, but that was it.

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