Avram Hornik Will Revive South Broad’s Boot and Saddle This Fall With R5 Productions

R5 Productions, the city’s premiere DIY show promotions agency, will book a sort of new South Philly venue in the fall. Though a firm launch date hasn’t been announced, the Grails will play at the Boot and Saddle on Sept. 14th, so we know it’ll definitely be open then.

The venue is at Broad and Ellsworth, and it’s now best known for its iconic sign. The club is owned by Four Corners Management, aka Avram Hornik (Lucy’s Hat Shop, Dolphin Tavern, Drinkers, Union Transfer Ortlieb’s), who has called upon R5 to make the space work as a music venue. It’s a good spot for it because it’s across the street from the Broad Street Diner–a show and late-night burger and fries sounds just about right.

According to a City Paper article from last year:

[Hornik] is hopeful the return of the old-school Philly fixture will lend momentum to a South Broad Street revival. “One of the best things about Philadelphia is that it’s a mixed-use city,” he said. “There’s so much going on everywhere here.”

Broad Street’s Boot & Saddle will reopen by next year [CP]
R5 Productions to open Boot & Saddle venue this fall

  • Highcostofcheapbeer

    Avram Hornick’s places are a terrible pain to his neighbors. Near Drinker’s on Chestnut, he has ignored constant pleas by the nearby homes to ask patrons not to yell in the streets, clean up the vomit on the sidewalk from his patrons, and provide a security team that enforces local codes like not urinating on the buildings nearby. He is unresponsive and a hooligan.

  • xlGmanlx

    Seriously can’t argue with putting a little of this on leadership. How hard is it to go into Reid’s office, especially if you are a vet, and say “coach, i need you to get everyone together with 5 minutes left to go in practice on wens and then walk away. This is something that needs to get done and I will let you know afterwards, but all I am asking for is 5.”