Swift Half closing; replacement on the way
Food and rock-and-roll at the Piazza at Schmidt's.
New Year's Eve will see the finale of The Swift Half, the tap that opened in mid-2009 in the Piazza at Schmidt's in Northern Liberties.
The owners, David Garry and Heather Gleason, still have Good Dog, their burger-and-beers destination at 15th and Locust Streets.
The space will not be dark for long.
Records indicate that two of the point men on the new project are Bryan Dilworth, a concert promoter (Electric Factory) whose restaurant ties include the Royal Tavern, and Shawn Sollberger, a chef whose resume includes Davio's, Capital Grille, and his former Montco restaurants Blue Horse and Ravenna.
I'm hearing the name Gunners Run -- which is the name of a long-ago stream running beneath Kensington and Fishtown.
This one sounds mighty interesting, given their backgrounds (rock and roll and fine dining) and the location (adjacent to the Piazza's big-screen TV and stage).
Check back for more info.