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Xfinity Live, the food-court of alcohol which is the real-life manifestation of your Facebook feed, is getting a bit bigger. Say goodbye to the Spectrum Grill. Say goodbye to valet parking. Say hello to 1100 Social, “considerable outdoor seating,” and a beer garden. [Editor’s note: They called Victory Beer Hall a German-style beer garden and on like the third night after it opened there was a pop cover band playing and people dancing on the tables. How German.]
According to Philly.com, the Spectrum Grill will be replaced by the “casual” 1100 Social, brought to you by Jason Cichonski — of Ela, The Gaslight, and Top Chef. Cichonski goes for simple and cool (as evidenced by his Clash-inspired cocktail list at Ela, where drinks were formerly named for Brand New and Taking Back Sunday songs), and his space will also feature “a new, landscaped outdoor patio with multiple fire pits and covered and heated dining areas.” Additionally, “Victory Beer Hall will expand, as designers add a glass and steel building that will open to an exterior beer garden with more outdoor seating and fire pits.” The renovations are set to be completed in September, and Xfinity Live will stay open during the construction, so you don’t miss that Eve 6/Uncle Kracker/Better than Ezra/Sugar Ray show.