This morning we confirmed that Gordon Dinerman’s plans for Fountainhead Saloon, his Village Whiskey knock-off that was expected to go in at 1537 South 11th Street, near Tasker Street, are off. Rumors have been floating for several weeks that opposition from the neighborhood chased the Birra owner away from the project, and was possibly the reason why he partnered with Rob LaScala for Barra seemingly out of the blue. Grub reached out to Dinerman, but was told by a rep that he had “no comment” about the matter.
The good news is, newly wedded couple Lee Styer and Jesse Prawlucki — of Fond and Belle Cakery fame — are moving in! Sam Sherman, executive director of Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, which owns the bricks, told Grub that Styer, Prawlucki and their partner Tory Keomanivong signed a lease for the corner property last night. Their plans are to relocate Fond from its current home on East Passyunk Ave. to 11th and Tasker, where it will have a liquor license and more seating. They expect to have everything squared away by October. We’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.