Saturday, February 6, 2016

Swift Half closing; replacement on the way

Food and rock-and-roll at the Piazza at Schmidt's.

Swift Half closing; replacement on the way


New Year's Eve will see the finale of The Swift Half, the tap that opened in mid-2009 in the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties.

The owners, David Garry and Heather Gleason, still have Good Dog, their burger-and-beers destination at 15th and Locust Streets.

The space will not be dark for long.

Records indicate that two of the point men on the new project are Bryan Dilworth, a concert promoter (Electric Factory) whose restaurant ties include the Royal Tavern, and Shawn Sollberger, a chef whose resume includes Davio's, Capital Grille, and his former Montco restaurants Blue Horse and Ravenna.

I'm hearing the name Gunners Run -- which is the name of a long-ago stream running beneath Kensington and Fishtown.

This one sounds mighty interesting, given their backgrounds (rock and roll and fine dining) and the location (adjacent to the Piazza's big-screen TV and stage).

Check back for more info.

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