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Jerry's Bar project gets a GM

It's John McNamee, former owner of El Fuego.

You're going to hear a lot about Jerry's Bar, the former corner shot-and-beer in Northern Liberties that contractor Bill Proud is lovingly renovating at Laurel and New Market Streets.

I told you last week that Marshall Green - former chef-owner of Cafe Estelle - will be the chef in its new incarnation when it opens this winter.

I'll tell you now that the project has a seasoned former owner-operator in the general manager's role: John McNamee, formerly of El Fuego.

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