Sisters to Re-Open as a Straight Bar

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Photo by Scott Drake

You may have seen some action happening around Sisters lately. The shuttered lesbian bar on Chancellor Street is being prepped to open as … are you ready for this? A straight bar.

Real estate mogul—and gay rights champion—Mel Heifetz says he sold the building to Lord Chancellor, LLC for $750,000 on November 4th of last year. “It will reopen in a few weeks, totally redone as a straight bar and restaurant, catering to a new clientele,” he told Philadelphia Gay News. “It will welcome gay business, but not be oriented to our community.”

There are few details being released about what the space will look like. PGN suggests that renovation is taking place under the hand of Silk City Diner and N. 3rd owner Mark Bee, whose company, Justaplumber, received a liquor license transfer on the Sisters location from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in December.

Don’t be too bummed about the switch, though. Former Sisters manager Denise Cohen is currently working on a crowdsourcing campaign to fund a new lesbian bar at an undisclosed location in the Gayborhood. You can learn more about that, and even donate here.

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  • Guest

    For the complete story you can go to last weeks PGN:

    And look for a lawsuit in the near future for this site using photographs without credit or permission.

    • The Real Richard Cranium

      I think you are grasping at non-existent straws. Anyone could have walked down and took that picture, but somehow, it seems like you are going to take ownership of said picture?

      • Mike McGettigan

        Erm, look at the light raking across the building. It seems lifted. Although there is now a photo credit. One of the hazards of news, er, amalgamation is tense letters from the originating publication. OTOH,the article certainly gave props to PGN for their story and the quote! mcget/trophy bikes.

  • Adam

    I lost interest when it was called a “straight bar”. Just because it is not oriented to our community does not automatically classify it as the other — the unwelcome. It’s a bar. Just a bar.