A year and a half ago, we gave you the rundown on the extremely sketchy disappearance of Tweed from their popular and well appointed Wash West location. For nearly a year, the space at 114 S. 12th St. sat vacant, with little activity to speak of; that is until Michael Klein shed some light on the subject last spring. According to Klein, it seems that Brian Harrington and Gary Cardi, of City Tap House and Public House (NYC) respectively, have plans to open Pennsylvania-6 in the space, and with a target opening date of fall 2012.

The space

You’ve surely noticed that fall has passed and January has set in, with no opening for Pennsylvania-6. According to Foobooz, activity has been taking place of late at the site, and the revised expected opening time is February. When we swung by the other day, we spotted a number of gentlemen outside, giving us the impression that there’s some new momentum here. Recent photos posted to their Facebook page would seem to confirm this.

After Tweed owners gutted the space

Recent shot of the bar area

View of another part of the space

This tells us that progress is indeed taking place on the space for this future bistro, which will will reportedly have a raw bar and a rotating list of craft beers and reasonably priced wine. Whether February is a realistic possibility or not will depend on just how quickly work can progress in the space in the coming weeks. Hopefully, it will move quickly and the restaurant will open its doors sooner rather than later.

No question, this location has seen a number of different tenants over the last several years, let’s hope that Pennsylvania-6 is able to stick around for awhile.