In with Live Music, Out with Spaghetti


As you may have heard, the Spaghetti Warehouse, formerly located at 1026 Spring Garden Street, closed this past December. While there will be no more serving of mediocre-yet-reasonably priced Italian food, there are new plans for this larger-than-average warehouse space. The North Philly Landmark building will be turned into a live music venue and is said to be opening its doors in September of this year.

While the plans for the venue have not been formally announced, Union Transfer LLC has filed an application for the liquor license. Some feel the news is only a rumor, however, “Foobooz reached out to the parties involved and did an online search of the PLCB licensees’ database to find Hornik and Agnew listed as officers.” Who are Hornik and Agnew you ask? Avram Hornik is the owner of popular city spots such as Drinker’s Pub, Drinker’s Tavern, Noche and Lucy’s Hat shop. Sean Agnew is the man in charge of R5 Productions, which is known for bringing some seriously talented music acts to Philadelphia. Provided the venue is successful, this could turn out to be a great addition to the slowly progressing Callowhill area.

On a closing note, Avram Hornik had originally made plans to turn the old Jumbo Theater building at Front and Girard into a live music venue, but as we now know, his name is on the license at the old Spaghetti Warehouse. As of February 1, the Northern Liberties Zoning Board reports that Hornik has applied for a liquor license transfer from Buckhead Saloon for this new venue, which has been the home of a nightclub in the past. Coincidence? Rumors? We think not.

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