Tap Room On 19th St. - the neighborhood bar at 19th and Ritner Streets in South Philly - is fixing to change hands.
The plan - according to Michael Strauss, a commercial real estate broker buying the place with musician Pete Fry - is to close down after the Oct. 30 settlement and reopen soon after.
The name will remain for now.
They've hired chef Jennifer Choplin, late of SoWe after a turn at The Butcher & The Brewer, to run a menu that Strauss calls "upscale comfort stoner food." Thirteen beers will be on tap.