Tommy Up gets into the lounge business

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Nightlife promoter Tommy Up of Paper Street will have a nightspot called P.Y.T. in Northern Liberties' Piazza at Schmidts, on Second Street south of Germantown Avenue. The piazza's grand opening will be May 16, but P.Y.T. is a few weeks behind.

P.Y.T. ... is that a Michael Jackson thing? No, Up says, but the bar will carry an '80s feel. He's adding a pinball machine and photo booth. It will be indoor-outdoor and will open into the 80,000-square-foot piazza (which includes a 40- by 20-foot stage and a high-def, 26- by 16-foot Daktoniks LED screen).

Menu will be simple: mainly burgers. Up mentioned that he's planning a "Moe Greene special." As in Moe Greene from The Godfather? Oh, yeah. This was developer Bart Blatstein's idea. It's a burger with a hollowed-out center filled with cheese. (If you don't remember the movie and need a bit of imagery, check out this ... on an empty stomach.)

Opening sooner on the piazza are Darling’s Diner; Vino, an Italian wine bar; and The Swift Half, a gastropub.

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