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.
Choplin will offer an Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation panna cotta - 50 percent of the purchase price will go to the nonprofit.
They'll go for a dark, candlelit atmosphere with music from a play list, not the current jukebox.
Craig Steel, also formerly of SoWe (and a Starr and Garces alum), will manage.