Lucky Old Souls coming to South Philly

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Jazz promoter Matthew Feldman, who hosts a show on the Internet station G-town Radio, is behind a two-story restaurant-music venue at what's now a ramshackle building -- vacant for 30 years -- at 1713 McKean St. in South Philly.

Music will be eclectic -- assorted varieties of jazz, blues, and R&B, even classical.

Feldman has no chef yet, but he wants to do local, seasonal food with a local beer list.

He said that construction will begin when he is approved for a liquor license. Realistically, he said, it would open in May/June.

While Feldman's restaurant experience is limited to a spell at Tiffin, he said he has friend Ben Merkel, a server and manager at Rx in West Philly, to manage.

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