Rich Rivera and Rob Nydick, who own Agiato and the Main Street Market on Main Street in Manayunk, are on the move with two projects.
One should be open by Halloween, as Rivera tells me: Dos Vatos Tacos (basically, "two guys"), occupying that eensy space at 4369 Main St. that formerly housed Little Zesty's.
And as noted on NewsWorks, Rivera and Nydick are planning Cervisia, a beer-centered restaurant and bottle shop, in the former Mainly Shoes across the street at 4400 Main St. (You may recall that last spring, Moon Krapugthong of Chabaa Thai had claimed that the space would house Yanako, a Japanese restaurant. Apparently, there was no deal.)
Rivera tells me that Cervisia -- which won zoning approval Tuesday -- will feature 36 craft taps and more than 100 bottle selections. The menu will feature upscale pub fare, a brick-oven pizza bar, and classic American plates. Anticipated opening is spring 2012.
And one sorta-new project: The (presciently named?) Lucky's Last Chance, at 4421 Main St., from the same crew that previously owned Tonic and Yunkers in the same space. This time, they're banking on craft beers and "artistic burgers."