Back in January came news that Avram Hornik and several cohorts were seizing the Delaware Avenue opportunity that was formerly known as Octo (and prior to that Rock Lobster). This week comes word that it is indeed a go. The project — a large beer garden overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and Delaware River — will go by the name Morgan’s Pier and is slated for a May 24 opening, according to the Insider. Morgan, the namesake, is reportedly the first person to cross the bridge while it was still being built.
Meanwhile, Hornik has newly refurbished Ortlieb’s Lounge ready to rock next week on April 17, and presented his case before the Passyunk Square Civic Association’s zoning committee for the old Boot & Saddle on South Broad Street. There’s no word yet on how that was received, but according to the Daily News, Hornik is bent on opening the long-shuttered country and western bar by the end of the summer.