What are Safran and Turney Planning for 13th and Locust?


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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  • hmmm

    Spruce St. space?

  • Hhkal17

    You’d think they go brauhaus-wursthaus considering Bru just opened a couple blocks up the street?

  • Zeus Dish

    I have it on high authority that the new place is called “Port of Miami”

  • Vnugget

    Avec = barbuzzo
    Publican = old fish spot
    She’s a Paul Kahn wanna be

  • suburbanite

    Well at least lolita is finally getting a new menu…. But wait, what about BYOT?

  • John

    I thought they didn’t like sausage …