Howl at the Moon piano bar tuning up for Rittenhouse

Former Buca di Beppo at 258 S. 15th St.

Everyone surrounding the deal has the mute button firmly engaged, but I have it on good authority that Howl at the Moon - the national dueling-piano bar operation that's a fave of bachelorette parties - is looking to open a branch in Philly.

Location: 258 S. 15th St., the long-shuttered Buca di Beppo next to Fox & Hound.

You'll have plenty of time for voice lessons, because Howl is looking at a lengthy build-out.

Particularly of note: How Howl will affect the scene at Duel - the piano bar around the corner at the Academy House (1420 Locust St.).