Point Breeze Pop-Up Closed by L&I, Confusion Reigns
The Point Breeze Pop-Up that brought a pop-up beer garden to a once vacant lot on Point Breeze Avenue was closed by Licenses and Inspections. The reasoning being that the beer garden would need a temporary zoning change to go with its temporary liquor license.
Holly Otterbein then reached out to John Longacre, who owns South Philadelphia Taproom and American Sardine Bar and brought the beer garden to Point Breeze, for an update. Longacre told Otterbein that when a representative went to appeal the cease-and-desist order today, that the temporary zoning change that Longacre appealed for last week, should have prevented the cease-and-desist order from being issued.
Now, Longacre is attempting to find out if this means he can reopen the pop-up.
But today’s Local Food Guide Launch Party, which was to be at the Point Breeze Pop-Up has been moved to American Sardine Bar.
UPDATE (July 10, 2015):
— Point Breeze Pop-Up (@PBreezePopUp) July 10, 2015
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