The steady stream of short-lived ventures housed in the space that was last known as Tapestry at Fifth and Bainbridge streets suggests the corner might be jinxed. But Rich Rivera and Rob Nydick from Belvedere Restaurant Group are going to try to prove otherwise. According to the Insider, they are transferring a liquor license they have in Manayunk to the forsaken property, which went dark back in September. Provided that all goes according to plan, they could have the joint back up and running — as a Tapestry reboot — as soon as February. Meanwhile in Manayunk, Clark Gilbert has reportedly pulled the plug on his Gemelli on Main.
Gilbert who brought his well-received BYOB Gemelli from Narberth to Main Street Manayunk as a fully liquored-licensed operation back in summer of 2011, has shut the restaurant down. Fear not, the closing is only temporary, Foobooz reports. After a quick reconceptualization, Gilbert plans to fire it all back up as a French bistro called Bisou. There’s no word on when.