Check out the Trulia.com listing posted earlier. Even that's a lie. It says it's in Bella Vista/Southwark neighborhood, despite a zip code of 19148. Bella Vista ends at Washington Ave and is fully within 19147. I really like Tapestry, but the owner seems totally greedy. Don't tell me that some one in the restaurant business (successful one like Tapestry) doesn't have $7500 in cash floating around for some needed renovations; please, he's probably got 10 times that in restaurant cash stashed away in his basement some where. The sob story about raiding his poor 75 year old mother's IRA pushed me over the edge so that as much as I like Tapestry, I won't eat thee again.
I don't know about the extra cash part. The business has been renovated twice in a short period of time. During the Levin years, they were pretty much hemorrhaging money 'cause Levin didn't seem to understand the concept of food costs (which is why they parted company). Additionally, from what I understand, the guy is only one of several partners, and one of the few who doesn't come from money. I think he just over-extended himself. Also, I think it's weird that he can't seem to keep talent, which points to something wrong.
All that said, by no means does any of that excuse him from what he's done. That property is a complete embarrassment.
it was closed last night when I went by at 11...
Stick a fork in it.
There's an orange (license transfer?) sticker on the front door now; not sure when it went up, sometime in the last week or two.
The Belvedere group minus Kar are planning on re-opening soon. i'm beginning to think this location is doomed for restaurants with the rate of failures here. Odd because it seems like there's enough people with disposable income around.
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The Belvedere Group has closed Agiato in Manayunk again and the rumor is they are moving that liquor license to the Tapestry location. Shuffling the chairs on the Titanic.
Agiato was closed due to a 'ventilation problem' (though I think it was more likely a liquor license issue), but has reopened per: http://www.philadelphiaspeaks.com/fo...tml#post563182
The license that was moved is thought to be the one for the proposed Cervesia.
ETA: On 2nd reading it's not clear what is meant by "again".. do you mean that Agiato has closed again, after being open last night?
No i didn't realize they reopened I just read the article from Eater.
Weird thing that, heard 3rd hand that the fan and hood at issue were physically removed, leaving a a big hole that you could see right through.Originally Posted by Politburo
Tapestry accumulated around $33,000 in unpaid state taxes and the State put a lien against the corporate liquor license holder and KV.Originally Posted by Politburo
Agiato accumulated around $25,000 in unpaid state taxes and the State put a lien against the corporate liquor license holder.
Until recently, the Terrace Taproom license was the only one that didn't have state tax issues.
Even weirder situation there.
The license from Belvedere's "Terrace Taproom" is listed with the LCB as belonging to "Carmella Grill".
Last year the "Carmella Grill" license was supposed to move to Cervisia at 4400 Main. That didn't happen.
This October the "Carmella Grill" license was supposed to move to Rubb at 4311 Main St. That sticker disappeared.
This December the "Carmella Grill" license is supposed to move to Tapestry at 500 Bainbridge
- and then things got weird
about the same time the application to move the "Carmella Grill" license to Belvedere's Tapestry was filed,
the state slapped a lien against Carmella Grill for around $25,000 in unpaid state taxes AND refiled the $25,000 Agiato lien against RR and RN personally.
I'm guessing the timing of the Pa. Dept. of Revenue actions is not a mere coincidence.
Last edited by HLS; 01-15-2013 at 01:02 PM.
I walked by Tapestry this morning and the corner door was open, there was a UHaul full of kegs and another big box truck, though I didn't get a peak inside of it. I didn't see anyone moving anything in or out so I don't know which way the stuff is moving.