Rumor Mill: Is branch of Nodding Head brewery opening at 17th and Snyder?


A user posing as developer John Longacre posted something on Reddit claiming that the Center City brew pub would be opening a location at the former Venice Plaza theater at 17th and Snyder.


The post drew more than two dozen comments, most from people excited by the prospect. But Longacre himself told us it’s not true.

He said he wasn’t ready to discuss what his final plans are for the project, which we told you about earlier this year. But he said he didn’t know where that came from and that Nodding Head will not be involved.

“I didn’t even know what Reddit was” until now, he said.

The fake post on Reddit included comments from this Longacre-poser saying things like, “The location was a difficult choice. Aside from the bar and dining area, we also needed sufficient floor space to accommodate the brewery. The location we chose is huge and will allow us to provide the highest quality experience.” While most of the Reddit commenters were excited, some also expressed suspicion about this Reddit-only announcement.

Nodding Head’s Twitter account also commented on this Reddit post:

While Nodding Head will not be opening here, Longacre has previously promised a “game-changer” in this 12,000 to 15,000 square foot space.

13 thoughts on “Rumor Mill: Is branch of Nodding Head brewery opening at 17th and Snyder?

  • July 30, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    You really should change the title of this article. Quite amateurish.

    • July 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm


    • July 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Lou crying about the noise on a previous post now calling the article title amateurish. Does the 1000x represent the amount of sticks up your bum?

      • July 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

        @bj_guzzlr: A) obviously you also have a reading problem. See above response. B) try to contemplate the expression “apples & oranges”. I doubt you could tell them apart.

      • July 31, 2015 at 8:20 am

        @Al, it’s nothing but a click-bait headline for a non-story, as your article points out.

        • July 31, 2015 at 9:31 am

          We often try to look into rumors, especially ones that appear online as hoaxes. If you see anything that could work for our recurring Rumor Mill feature, please email

  • July 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    I mean… Were they not supposed to report that the Nodding Head thing was just a rumor?

    • July 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Geez cuz, you are a dolt. The headline makes it appear the question is valid. The article is all about how it is not.

  • July 30, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I hope whatever that space gets used for, its something exciting that boosts the surrounding area.

  • July 30, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    “Game changer” better be a 100 level parking garage amirite?!?

  • July 31, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I heard about this 2 months ago. I hope it happens.

  • August 3, 2015 at 11:31 am

    @lou_1000x what is a “capees” Is that like a caprese but wit peas? sounds dee-lish, cuz. You should do a pump-up cooking class in one of those pump-up parks they keep makin.

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