Wrap Shack, which grew from a modest sandwich shop on 18th Street near Sansom into a bar with a serious beer selection, is planning a new location seven blocks away in Washington Square West.
Scott Hockfield has inked a deal at 112 S. 11th St., taking part of the under-construction Baum Building, next to MilkBoy. (That's the former Baum Dancewear, which shuffled over to East Passyunk Avenue last year.) Syndicated quick-luncher Devon & Blakely, whose Philly location is at 18th and Market Streets, has signed on for the rest of the ground floor.
Hockfield tells me that he's also getting a liquor license and hopes to open in February or March.
As of now, the Wrap Shack name should remain, though Hockfield is promising improvements to the brand.