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Barcelona Wine Bar is Coming to East Passyunk

The long-standing home of the menswear shop A Man’s Image is set to be transformed into Barcelona, a Spanish tapas and wine bar. Restaurateur Andy Pforzheimer, CEO of Barteca Group and an out of towner, is in charge of the project. Barteca Group operates 11 wine bars from Boston to Atlanta, as well as the bartaco chain of restaurants.

The estate at 1709 E. Passyunk Avenue is over 4,400 square feet, which would make this venture one of the largest restaurants on the avenue. The massive bar will be able to entertain up to 110 guests inside as well as providing room for outdoor dining. They plan on serving traditional Spanish dishes seven nights a week for dinner and will also offer a weekend brunch. The opening of this spot would make it one of the only on the thriving strip of businesses not operated by locals. Construction will begin soon as the retiring owner of A Man’s Image, South Philly staple Abe Mandel, finishes clearing out the clothes and hands the lease over to Barteca. The entire remodeling process is aimed at beautifying the corner, and word is that may even involve a new mural!

Development is expected to take three to four months, so check back in for announcements. Fans of A Men’s Image, don’t fret — Mandel plans to turn the business over to his apprentices in a different space, so you can still get the perfect suit to wear to the grand opening.  

Photo via Flickr user Supersalomé

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