The Insider - philly.comToday's announcement that the Piano Bar @ 20th and Arch has closed is tempered with the idea that Jolly's Dueling Piano Bar (2006 Chestnut St.) is expected to open within a month.
This project has been in the works since late last year.
That's Jolly as in Jolly Weldon, who formerly ran the Prime Rib with his brother, Garth, and later ran a series of short-lived Center City taprooms, including Jolly's in the Latham.
The new operation will include many employees from the 20th and Arch bar. Food will come from chef Brendan Smith of the nearby Smiths.
And get this: Weldon tells me that all his front-of-the-house staff (waiters, bartenders) will be musically trained for impromptu sing-alongs. It'll be open five nights a week.
Following is the goodbye email from the Piano Bar @ 20th and Arch