A fluorescent orange liquor license is in the window of 4040 Locust Street, the former home of the Strikes bowling alley and Locust Moon comic book store. The license application lists the business as Ramen Bar Inc., which of course gets our noodle senses tingling. Although principals involved have been silent we have been able to string together some more details.
Back in January, a help-wanted ad posted online in New York was looking for a head chef for a ramen restaurant close to the University of Pennsylvania. The ad required a minimum of five years of ramen cooking experience and Japanese language skills. The ad listed the opening date as May of 2012. We’re not certain this is for the same ramen restaurant, but it seems likely.
We’ll let you know as soon as we get more information.