Monday, November 30, 2015

New life for General Lafayette Inn

The crew from Devil's Den and Old Eagle Tavern plan to open it as Barren Hill Tavern.

New life for General Lafayette Inn


Sitting idle on Germantown Pike since September 2010, General Lafayette Inn in Lafayette Inn is in line to return, possibly this summer, as Barren Hill Tavern.

The crew from Devil's Den in South Philly and Old Eagle Tavern in Manayunk is behind the plan. Financing is still being lined up, so settlement is four to eight weeks off.

No fancy renovation: Operators expect to clean it, rip up rugs and do general repairs, which will take about two months.

Brewing equipment will be fired up later by a to-be-named brewery.

Paul Trowbridge, chef at Devil's Den, will run the kitchen.
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