Is HipCityVeg Coming to Midtown Village?


Real Estate honcho, Allan Domb has his name on the liquor license that has popped up on the “Thirteen Street Bistro” (the fake name the landlord gave the former Full Moon Saloon). Domb’s name appears on more liquor licenses connected to Stephen Starr than Starr himself, but Michael Klein says he hears Starr is not involved in this project. Instead, Klein says that Nicole Marquis of HipCityVeg is considering the space.

Domb, who owns the bricks of HipCityVeg’s first location can’t say enough good things about Marquis and lets us know she’s considering 13th Street but stops short of confirming she’ll be doing HipCityVeg or another concept at 131 South 13th Street.

Interestingly, Nicole Marquis’ name was attached to neighborhood discussions for another project that had Allan Domb on the liquor license. That project wound up being Starr’s Fette Sau. And the other name on the 13th Street liquor license is Tom Jackson, a common enough name but also the general manager of El Vez.

So is 131 S 13th Street going to be a new Marquis vegetarian friendly concept with liquor license or something else altogether? Marquis says she’ll let us know as things develop.

Photo by Arthur Etchells

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  • TC

    hmmm I did read a hipcityveg post that said visit us at our 18th st location…forget what I was reading now but I thought that was interesting to say being there is only one location yet though I just read into it……still could just be reading into it:) But a 13th ST location would be great.

    And I forget what it was that I’d read earlier where the statement was made!

    • tomaaas

      Yes you are reading into it because as you deduced yourself, since there is only one location, the fact that someone may have written a badly written post that you don’t remember if you read or if it was in fact written is not actually news.

      • TC is probably referring to this HipCityVeg job posting that is looking for a GM for their “127 S. 18th Street location.” Worded like that, it’s reasonable to assume expansion plans are afoot.

        • tomaaas

          That is a dumb argument Art. The phrase “HipCityVeg is on the search for an experienced and dynamic general manager for the 127 S. 18th Street location” when everyone including You knows there is no other existing location is mighty loose deductive reasoning to assume there is a second location in the works according to the structure of english grammar. You can’t make that assumption unless there is in fact another location or announced location none of which has happened. If you guys know something say it but stop shilling for restaurant owners.

          • barrygster

            Um except that hiring a GM would also be the first step for an owner to expand.

          • tomaaas

            Even dumber point Barry. While that may be true perhaps hiring a GM is the first step when you in fact need a new GM. What if the current GM quit or is leaving for one of multiple reasons and considering you are clueless as tho hip city’s internal operations we the public should simply believe your crystal ball?

      • TC

        Sheesh why are the people that come to this site so angry!!! I didn’t recall the post because it was a statement made on hipcityveg’s Facebook page and wasn’t a huge deal but the wording made me wonder if they were gearing up for other openings, wasn’t utilizing this post on foobooz as confirmation to my thought just found it interesting and posted it playfully hoping foobooz is correct. I doubt that my statement will become a part of the HipCityVeg second location rumor mill!

        • barrygster

          Yeah but you were right.

  • Bart

    Wish this was an april fools joke

  • TraceOfBasil

    HipCityVeg would rock in Mt Airy!