Frequently, folks opening new restaurants find items on the premises that they can't use.
Willard, former Starr food and beverage manager (The Dandelion, Frankford Hall, etc.), is joining Time/Bar/Vintage owner Evenchik in the beer-centric neighborhood pub, which replaces Vesuvio.
They've brightened up the joint, keeping the century-old architectural details but opening up one wall in the dining room and adding windows (and outdoor dining) to the Fitzwater Street side.
Chef Jerry Donahue, a BBQ specialist formerly at Conshohocken's Spamps and the Blue Bell Country Club, is doing an easy-on-the budget menu.