As early as late November, the new Arts Bar will be there to accompany performances in the 11,000-square-foot UA location with food and booze.
A month or two after its opening, Reuben said he plans for the venue to host shows from cabaret to comedy, music, poetry, spoken word, theater, dance, storytelling and other performances-based arts every night of the week–something that’s sorely needed in Philly, with it scores of talented artists.
Throughout September and October, Rueben and his team of promoters and foodies from around the city will be meeting to determine the details of the menu. Right now, he’s not sure just how the food will work. Depending on ideas and zoning, there might be a kitchen on-site, or they may appeal to an established local chef who could prepare food off-site or develop a menu for the space.