Come On Wander Inn

In Philadelphia you’re neighborhood isn’t officially “up and coming” till you get a gastropub. Congratulations to Point Breeze trailblazers, it seems your time has come.

South Philadelphia Taproom’s John Longacre confirms that his LPMG company has indeed purchased the Wander Inn at 18th and Federal. Workers have been spotted inside over the past week but no timeline for an opening has been set.

The concept will be local food and Brownstoner refers to it as a casual restaurant. There’s discussion as to the name on the Philly Speaks thread. We hope they stick with Wander Inn, it’s one of our favorite names, right up there with Sit On It bar for us.

S. Philly’s Wander Inn Primed to Be a Restaurant [Brownstoner]
The Wander Inn – Rehab has begun [Philly Speaks]

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  • O Diddy

    Point Breezy in the house!

  • Dr. Teeth

    Aren’t you still taking your life into your hands going there? I thought that neighborhood was still the Wild West?

  • http://www.anemptyfridge.con Michelle C.

    That is the best news of the day!

  • http://fmd.yelp.com Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Ambitious. I like it, and it is officially the best classic name/sign ever…. don’t change it, John!

  • Uncklejason

    If that sign is removed, I will never EVER go here.

  • Just Curious

    agreed. the name should stay the same. and as for the neighborhood, its pretty sketchy but it’s on it’s way up.

  • Fallser

    Oh here I am beckoning an entrepreneurial soul to open a gastropub in East Falls. We will love you, we will nurture you. Please, please.

  • no

    I wouldn’t go to that part of town after dark, and certainly would avoid it in daylight as well.

  • http://www.thethirteenthdiet.com Daniel McLaughlin

    C’mon? How can the name get any better? As for you haters, i suspect none of you ever went to Sidecar, or Grace, or Johnny Brenda’s, or Standard Tap, or SPTR, or…

  • mcr

    God forbid Dr. Teeth and No leave their little bubbles and associate in a neighborhood where everyone may not look like them.

  • marie

    You people are crazy. I am a young professional who has been in the neighborhood for over a year and it is not at bad as I once thought it was. If anything most of the neighbors are cool and are happy for the changes coming. They honestly could care less about all the newcomers coming in.

  • helen

    Hooray! The name should totally stay the same. It’ll be great to have a bustling place on that corner. Everyone is looking forward to it. As for the neighborhood – it’s one of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure to live in.

  • Jennychop

    If the sign really must go, I seriously want to buy it. I’ve always loved it and will give it a good home (once we come up with the scratch to open a place). When Chaucer’s closed, I actually saw the sign being carted away in a pickup truck. It was a sad day. :)