Nicole Marquis To Open a Vegan Bar

Best Philadelphian Nicole Marquis of HipCityVeg. Photo for Philadelphia magazine by Nell Hoving.

Photo for Philadelphia magazine by Nell Hoving.

Back in April we told you that HipCityVeg’s Nicole Marquis’ name appeared on a liquor license at 131 S 13th Street, the former Full Moon Saloon, next to Vintage Wine Bar, or Danny’s Sex Shop if you prefer. Today Marquis gives us the details.

Marquis and real estate developer Allan Domb are opening Charlie Was a Sinner, a vegan bar in Midtown Village. Marquis tells us that she’s been doing research in and is looking to bring an elevated vegan bar to Philadelphia. Inspired by places like the Ace Hotel and Beauty & Essex in New York, the bar will serve cocktails made with elixrs and juices and serve up satisfying plant-based menu.


Construction begins tomorrow, December 3rd with opening targeted for March. The bar will take up the first floor with condos filling the floors above.

As for who Charlie is, Marquis told us, "we don't talk about Charlie."

Charlie Was a Sinner [Foobooz]

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