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And still more newcomers

Mikey's branching onto 12th Street; downtown Wayne getting a Spanish restaurant

And still more newcomers

The former Sal's and Frangelica on 12th St. (200 S. 12th St., at Chancellor Street -- see below) will become a sports bar. But, as co-owner Jeff Sotland tells me, with elevated comfort food ("not pub grub") and atmosphere that will be aimed at everyone in the neighborhood. They'll do the sports-bar theme in the basement and first floor, and turn the upper level into a lounge with low seating and cocktail tables. He hopes to open the second week of March. Sotland, brother Steve and general manager Chris Lyons also run Mikey's American Grill, a sports bar at Drexel. Name will be Tabu.

Details are scarce, but the crew from Phoenixville's La Taverna/Crazy Cactus is behind Matador, a Spanish restaurant coming to 110 N. Wayne Ave. in downtown Wayne, the former Freehouse and Mims Food + Drink.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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