They have a common owner and the manager may be sick or something. I wouldn't read too much into it.
1909 E. Passyunk (where Sticks & Stones was) is becoming Noir - "40s/'50s-style American-French menu, jazz music, and black-and-white noir movies."
Not to be confused with the former Bar Noir that was near 18th and Chestnut - http://www.yelp.com/biz/bar-noir-philadelphia
Noir to replace Sticks & Stones
That's great news. Although I'll take the over on the "four to five weeks" opening. That space--and the decor--needs a lot of work if it's going to pull off a concept bar.
Apparently The Garage space across from Geno's is going to be a small food truck bar from the owner of Time and Vintage. Looks promising.
South Philly’s Forthcoming Garage Will Bring the Food Truck Experience Indoors -- Grub Street Philadelphia
Mia has opened a new boutique with a different name next door. I think the focus is on more affordable clothing.
A Star Is Born finally has a new sign, it looks pretty good. One less dated sign on the Avenue, can't wait to see more get cleaned up.
1828 EPA (shoes gallery) is for lease for $1400. What will it be.....?
how bout a childrens store. someplace that sells onsies and toys and kids books.
There seems to be an explosin of a new generation of babies in the neigborhood and with all the old people "leaving", we are only poised to see more babies. Perhaps something that is a bit more cosmopolitan rather than provincial? If they were exclusive or (one of few) retailers of some nice lines of clothes, they could manage to be a destination as well as a local resource.
I think that concept would do alright. Anyone know of any other baby/child focussed stores in the core of the city? With the kids shoe store down further on EPA, you could have a nice little shopping trip for your lil uns.