Brick and Mortar Opens with Rail Park Benefit

bam-brick-mortar-400Brick and Mortar will finally open to the public this Thursday, June 4th with a benefit in support of Friends of the Rail Park. The opening night kicks off with cocktail party, followed by after party.

Brick and Mortar is located just steps from the proposed aerial park and is raising money for this greening project. Tickets to the grand opening benefit bash are $100 and includes passed hors d’oeuvres, complimentary cocktails, beer and wine.

The cocktail reception takes place from 6 pm to 8 pm, with an after party starting at 8 pm. The follow-up shindig also benefits the Friends of the Rail Park, it’s cost is $25, and includes 3 drink tickets.

Tickets are available at therailpark.org.

A full cash bar will also be available all night and a select menu from chef Brian Ricci will also be served from 9 pm to 1 am.

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Brick & Mortar Gets Some Early Pre-Opening Ink From Details (And Has Free Food At Reading Terminal Market Today)

Photo courtesy Details.com

Photo courtesy Details

Brick & Mortar–the new spot from ex-Franklin Mortgage partner Mike Welsh–isn’t open yet, but it just made Details magazine’s list of the Most Anticipated Bar Openings of 2015. Which is nice, right? It was the only Philly spot to get a mention, and got tagged for its promise of “quality drinks served quickly, [including] wine on tap, bottled and batched cocktails, and low-alcohol libations to keep locals sitting on barstools long into the night.”

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Brick & Mortar Names An Executive Chef

brick-mortar-logo-400Brick & Mortar–the new neighborhood joint being opened at 12th and Pearl by ex Franklin Mortgage partner Michael Welsh–has gone and gotten itself an executive chef.

Brian Ricci, coming off a turn as exec at Kennett and ex of Django, Supper and Pub & Kitchen, will be running the kitchen for Welsh. No word yet on what, exactly, Ricci might be doing with the menu (though we hear there will be some rotisserie stuff, and Ricci’s got a strong streak of British gastropub in him, plus a bit of Indian street food from his time at Danny Meyer’s Tabla in NYC), but you’ll know as soon as we do.

Brick & Mortar is looking to get open some time in late November.

Brick & Mortar [Foobooz]

New Restaurant/Bar Coming to Lofts District

goldtex-square-400Zagat has the scoop on Brick & Mortar, a new restaurant and bar from Franklin Mortgage alum Mike Welsh. Welsh, who was also involved in Lemon Hill is promising a neighborhood-friendly establishment in the Goldtex Building at 315 N 12th Street.

The 3,500 square foot space will offer enough room for 100 seats and will be open for lunch, brunch and dinner.

Check out Zagat for more details.

Brick & Mortar: New Loft District Bar From Franklin Mortgage Alum Mike Welsh [Zagat]

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Lemon Hill Has An Opening Date

No, not this Lemon Hill.

Remember back a couple weeks ago when we first heard about the new project going into the former (not so) Lucky 7 space in Fairmount? Back when we thought (oh-so-briefly…) that the new concept moving in was going to be called Biddle?

Yeah, well shortly after that we discovered that someone had been premature with the naming and that the place was not, in fact, going to be saddled with that too-cutesy moniker. We were hoping it would be called Welsh & Prensky’s Chicken ‘n Whiskey after partners Mike Welsh (of Franklin Mortgage) and Mitch Prensky (of Supper), but that didn’t fly either. The official name–Lemon Hill–was revealed a few days later, but now we have a few more details, including an opening date.

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