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No Beer Garden For Bella Vista

Apparently the proposed make-over for the convenience store at Eight and Bainbridge Streets is nothing to write home about. "The "contemplated application," according to the Bella Vista Neighborhood Association, would turn the current store into a "Foodery-style eat-in, sit-down restaurant with artisan beer. But Zoning Committee member Jason Lempieri wishes Philly businesses were in the habit of thinking bigger. "Will the ultimate redevelopment of the store result in a new beer garden or something else unique and desirable for the neighborhood? 'I highly doubt it,' he admits. 'But the neighborhood should demand it.' [Flying Kite]