The Fergus “Fergie” Carey involved bar/restaurant/theater planned for Delaware and Race Streets has a name and an opening date. The building will be known as FringeArts, which is also the mercifully shorter new name of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe.
The new venue is aiming to open in time for the 2013 FringeArts which opens on September 6th, 2013.
More from today’s FringeArts groundbreaking [Philly Post]
Fergus “Fergie” Carey (Fergie’s, Monk’s Cafe, Belgian Cafe, Grace Tavern and Nodding Head Brewery) is listed as one of the officers on the liquor license application at old High Pressure Fire Service Building at Columbus Boulevard and Race Street. The building was purchased last year by the Live Arts Festival/Philly Fringe festival management and a bright orange liquor license placard is now displayed on the former fire hydrant pumping station. The building will be the permanent home of Philadelphia Live Arts and will include:
- A 225-seat theater with flexible seating
- Two rehearsal studios to elevate artistic development
- A 2,000-square-foot restaurant/bar with a commercial kitchen
- A permanent Festival hub for audiences including a box office
- An outdoor plaza for performance and audience interaction
- Professional office and meeting space for administrative functions
Check out the floor plans and more »