- Neighborhood: Center City East, Midtown Village
- 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: 215-928-8118
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- Cuisine: Irish
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- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
When a bill is signed into law, most ceremonies are invitation only and take place in government buildings. That’s why today’s signing of Philadelphia’s gender neutral bathroom bill is such an interesting twist. The ceremony is taking place at Fergie’s Pub, a location that isn’t necessarily the first to come to mind when thinking about the transgender community, despite it being located pretty much in the Gayborhood. Read more »
It looks as though the we can expect work to begin soon on the so-called “Fergie’s Tower” project at 1213-19 Walnut Street. Construction permits pulled on October 13 show that a 27-story mixed-use, multi-family apartment building with roof decks will rise on the site of what is currently a surface parking lot.
The project is being developed by the Goldenberg Group under the name Walnut 1213 Associates LP, and has been dubbed “Fergie’s Tower” due to the fact that the lot surrounds Fergie’s Pub on three sides, similar to the “UP” house in the Pixar movie.
The popular Irish pub is located at 1214 Sansom Street, and owner Fergus Carey gave us a little more insight on what he knows about the project, including what this all means for the future of his famous public house.
It makes a lot of sense that a theater company whose mission is to stage provocative theater from Ireland, Scotland and Wales might get a little help from theater-loving Fergus Carey, aka Fergie—Philadelphia’s best known Irish import and pub owner—when it was discovered that its new theater space wouldn’t be ready in time for this week’s season premiere. So, in a happy turn of events, Inis Nua will debut Gillian Grattan’s three-person Irish comedy, Hooked!, this Wednesday on the second floor of Fergie’s Pub.