Port Richmond seafood bar Bait & Switch is closing decrease than three years after it opened.
The bar and restaurant had a passionate if not sizable following inside the area, as one mournful thread of suggestions in a Fishtown Facebook neighborhood group made clear. It earned two stars from the Inquirer’s Craig Laban in 2017 and Best of Philly recognition from PhillyJournal the equivalent yr.
In the tip, head chef Joe Hunt — who’s moreover involved with Fishtown’s Loco Pez taco retailer, solely a mile from Bait & Switch — instructed PhillyJournal that Bait & Switch’s future acquired right here proper right down to the and cents of doing enterprise in 2019.
“If we had been going to be worthwhile going forward, we should strip seafood off the menu, and it didn’t make sense for Bait & Switch to be what it was with out a seafood half,” Hunt talked about.
Bait & Switch’s closing day of enterprise is likely to be Jan. 20, nonetheless Hunt instructed PhillyJournal he plans to defending the home itself and develop a model new thought after the third Loco Pez location launches in Southwest Center City this yr.
Hunt moreover talked about any previously-purchased Bait & Switch current taking part in playing cards is likely to be honored at each the Fishtown or West Philly Loco Pez locations.