Former Ugly American spot to become Keystone bar

Last year we told you that a new restaurant could soon be coming to the former Ugly American spot at 1100 S. Front St., with a new liquor license appearing on the location in July.

Former Ugly American spot looks to have something in the work (Photo: James Jennings)
Photo: James Jenning

The new business opening in that space will be a Pennsylvania-themed bar called Keystone.

This new bar hopes to be open by late May.

More info from The Insider:

Given the area’s history, owners Sean Glynn, Bryan Tone, Steve Papa are going for a historical Pennsylvania theme. The interior will have plenty of wood, and both contemporary and throwback elements.

Keystone will have 12 taps – all pouring beer from Pennsylvania. Counting drafts and bottles, the beer complement will be 30 to 40 varieties.

Glynn said they are still in the market for a chef. “We want a hustler,” he said, clarifying to add, “he or she can make something their own.”

As for the delay, said William Morrin, the attorney handling the liquor license: “It was a long process due in part to the fact that the building was designated as a historical building. While the historical designation turned out to be a headache, in the end was fitting, given the historical theme of the bar.”

One thought on “Former Ugly American spot to become Keystone bar

  • April 14, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    This looks pretty cool!

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