A Bar Called Churchkey Will Replace The Yachtsman in Fishtown

Nick Moore wants to keep it simple on Frankford Avenue.


The Yachtsman

With so much commotion surrounding Fishtown’s 1444 Frankford Avenue address, the landlord just wants his new tenant to give him peace of mind. He wants to keep it simple — no frills, drama-free.

It’s likely that Churchkey is exactly what he’s looking for.

Nick Moore, the current manager at Old City’s Gaslight, (and before that, one of the partners behind its predecessor Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant) grew up in Kensington and currently lives in Fishtown. He knows the neighborhood well. He’s witnessed, first-hand, its expansion and development. And now that Tommy Up’s been ousted from his tiki digs, Moore’s got a place for his first solo-venture:

Churchkey (named after the bottle opener) will be just a regular, ol’ bar. No themes, no theatrics — just a bar. Moore’s installing a full kitchen into the space for gastropub-style food. Once it’s fully equipped, and its tiki makeup is stripped away, he hopes to open the place up by mid-June.

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