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Notorious Philly Restaurateur Matt Swartz Arrested in West Virginia, Awaits Extradition to Pa.

When we learned a few months ago that colorful former Philadelphia restaurateur Matt Swartz had turned up in West Virginia with a new restaurant, we […]

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Philly Restaurant Scoundrel Matt Swartz Resurfaces in … West Virginia?

There aren’t too many Philly restaurant owners who could command our attention after dropping out of sight for years and then turning up at some […]

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Former Farmers’ Cabinet Manager Scores Legal Victory Against the Bar

Who’s in the market for a liquor license? Thanks to a former manager at the Farmers’ Cabinet — that fabled Walnut Street bar that had […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Landlord Sues Swartzes for More Than $1 Million

From the Department of News That Will Surprise Absolutely No One comes this: Farmers’ Cabinet landlord Good Fortunes LLC has filed a landlord-tenant lawsuit against […]

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Sutton’s Parlor Today

HughE Dillon (PhillyChitChat) was walking by Sutton’s Parlor, the “temporarily closed” bar run by Matt Swartz when he snapped the above photo. The name has […]

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Closed: Sutton’s Parlor and Logan Goat

In the continuing saga of the Matt Swartz Bar Empire, which will one day make for a really incredible Storify, the above sign has appeared […]

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Matt Swartz’s Probation Officer Works for Him at Farmers’ Cabinet

The woman you see in this photo is named Christina Quartullo. She is a waitress at Logan, the bar recently opened at 20th and Arch […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Health Inspection: “Countless Mouse Droppings” and “Several Species of Roaches”

Remember when Philadelphia’s Department of Health shut down the Farmers’ Cabinet back in February? At the time, we heard from a number of folks that […]

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It Happened Last Night: Health Department Shuts Down Farmers’ Cabinet

On Monday, Philadelphia’s Department of Health shut down the Farmers’ Cabinet. “As a result of violations found during an inspection, they were ordered to close […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Reopening With Full Bar On Thursday, Says Matt Swartz [UPDATED]

It has been a few weeks since Farmers’ Cabinet owner Matt Swartz was arrested and charged with forgery and selling alcohol without a valid liquor […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Is Done–At Least “Temporarily”

It has not been the best holiday season for the Farmers’ Cabinet. There was the raid, the arrest of owner Matt Swartz, the mugshots. And […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Owner Matt Swartz Charged With Forgery and Conspiracy

On Thursday night, Farmers’ Cabinet owner Matt Swartz (seen here in his mugshot) was arraigned in Philadelphia Municipal Court and charged with forgery, tampering with […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Open As a BYOB After Raid and Arrest of Matt Swartz

On Wednesday night, Pennsylvania State Police raided Farmers’ Cabinet, confiscating more than 800 bottles of liquor and arresting co-owner Matt Swartz. But the restaurant isn’t […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Raided By Police, Owner Matt Swartz Arrested

On Wednesday night, the Liquor Control Enforcement arm of the Pennsylvania State Police raided the Farmers’ Cabinet on Walnut Street and arrested co-owner Matt Swartz, […]

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Farmers’ Cabinet Peeps Open Sutton’s Parlor

The Farmers’ Cabinet team has opened Sutton’s Parlor at 40 S 19th Street (the former Whistle Bar location). The craft cocktail bar is being run […]