Marcie Turney and partner Valerie Safran are working away at overhauling the two spaces they acquired in the Independent Hotel at 13th and Locust. Turney posted the above photo of an old German beer garden table that she purchased for the outdoor space between the former Fish and Rhino Bar. Perhaps this is a clue to what is to come? Could Turney and Safran be giving 13th Street the wursthaus that Jose Garces couldn’t? Time will tell. What we do know is, Lolita will be moving into the Locust Street space temporarily, as the 13th Street power couple renovate the ten-year old Lolita location and reopen it this summer with a new menu and liquor license.
We also know that the bigger space with the 13th Street entrance is getting its kitchen blown out. So there will be an even bigger open kitchen and a smaller bar area.
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