Though Nebulous, More Details About 1601 Emerge

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Yup, still closed.
Yup, still closed. Photo: Collin Keefe

Jim Kirk, one half of the partnership that owns Kite & Key, just checked in with more news on the shuttered South Philly bar 1601. Last week we told you that Kirk denied any involvement in efforts to revive the bar, which served as a forerunner to the bar and restaurant boom on East Passyunk Ave. According to Kirk, he was approached by “two members of beer community about investing in a new project at 1601 S. 10th Street,” and that said project, when it materializes, will be “independently operated and not related to The Kite & Key.” All we know of the two operators is, they “have roots in the South Philadelphia community, and have a great vision for the space.” The project, he added is in its preliminary stages, and once a sale and transfer are finalized more details will be available. We’ll keep you posted as more information trickles in.

Earlier: Kite & Key Owners Deny Rumors of Taking Over South Philly’s 1601

Though Nebulous, More Details About 1601 Emerge