This just in:
Avram Hornik and his partners from Union Transfer are taking over the former Rock Lobster, the landmark riverfront restaurant destination just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge (221 N. Columbus Blvd.). Its last incarnation was Octo Waterfront Grill.
Hornik is joined by Mark Fichera, Sean (R5) Agnew, Four Corners' Joe Crouse, and Bowery Presents' Jim Glancy and John Moore.
Hornik tells me that their operation - so far unnamed - will be a seasonal (May to October) American beer garden. "The foods of summer" are what they're after - fresh meats/fish and sandwiches, regional beers on draft, large bottle selection, in a family friendly atmosphere cooled down by trees and shade.