NoLibs' Mark Bee taking over Sisters

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Mark Bee of N3rd and Silk City.

Mark Bee, who owns Northern Liberties' N. 3rd and Silk City, is venturing into Center City.

He's planning to take over 1320 Chancellor St.,, the longtime home of Sisters, the lesbian bar that closed in August. It's off Juniper Street, about a block off Washington Square West's white-hot 13th Street strip (Barbuzzo, Zavino, Sampan, Jamonera, El Vez, etc.).

Bee is unclear on plans, other than an American restaurant on one floor and a nightclub on the second floor. "The building is really well-maintained," Bee told me. "The only real challenge will be assembling a team." (He initially had designs on the neighboring Key West, but that did not pan out.)

Like the rest of the neighborhood's establishments, it will be "gay-friendly - inclusive for everybody," he said.

Name and timeline are TBA.

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