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PYT's Tommy Up adding a tiki bar in Fishtown

Tommy Up, who owns PYT in the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties, has his name on a liquor application a bar at 1444 Frankford Ave.

PYT's Tommy Up adding a tiki bar in Fishtown

Tommy Up, owner of PYT, with a plate of delicious cupcakes at the Cupcake Smash at the Piazza on April 27, 2013. (Teresa McCullough / Philly.com)
Tommy Up, owner of PYT, with a plate of delicious cupcakes at the Cupcake Smash at the Piazza on April 27, 2013. (Teresa McCullough / Philly.com)

Goodness gracious, is Fishtown/Kensington ready to pop again.

La Colombe is going into 1335 Frankford Ave. with a cafe/distillery.

Work is proceeding ever so quietly on a restaurant around the corner at Front and Master Streets.

And now Tommy Up, who owns PYT and Emmanuelle in the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties, has his name on a liquor application to take over Grady O's bar at 1444 Frankford Ave.

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Contacted today, Up was uncharacteristically shy, other than to say that plans are in the early stage for a '50s-style tiki bar. 

Post updated: Name will be The Yachtsman and opening is scheduled for April.

Michael Klein Philly.com
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