Fountainhead Out, Fond Moving In

We’ve been mulling over the news about Gordon Dinerman walking away from his plans for the Fountainhead Saloon at 11th and Tasker for some time now. We knew that something had gone south with the city bureaucracy and that Dinerman had walked away from the whole project (and straight into his deal with Rob LaScala at Barra), but what we didn’t know was what was going to be happening next at 1537 South 11th Street. At least not until now.

Over at Grub Street, they’re reporting that Lee Styer and Jesse Prawlucki of Fond and Belle Cakery signed a lease for the space just last night and are planning on moving Fond out of its current home at 1617 East Passyunk and transporting it right around the corner. This won’t be happening until the fall, but when it does, the new Fond will be opening with more seats, a short bar and a liquor license–which will be a nice improvement.

Fountainhead Saloon Project Is Dead, Fond Moving In [GrubStreet]

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  • barryg

    I got really excited when your gastronaut piece didn’t have any superfluous use of italics in it. Too bad it was so short lived :(

  • Pedro Dias

    “… and a liquor license…” Here’s hoping this doesn’t mean one of my favorite (soon former) BYOs moves beyond affordability.

  • DavidKatz

    It’s a great thing that they will acquire a liquor licese, if you are a big fan a congratulations should be the subject of your comment. I don’t think the addition of some glass wines, beer, and whatever else they’ll have will make the place unaffordable. It’s a good move for their business hopefully it doesn’t turn off too many byo goers…restaurants should serve alcohol! Keep going, eat the food, and support them even a little more by buying their wine. That’s all.