W/N W/N Coffee Bar Has Closed, Will Reopen Under New Ownership

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W/N W/N always seemed to be ahead of its time. It debuted on the corner of 10th and Spring Garden Streets in 2014 — crowdfunded into existence as a cooperatively owned coffee shop and bar in slow-developing Callowhill (a neighborhood nicknamed “Eraserhood” after David Lynch made its empty, post-industrial eeriness famous in his ’70s horror flick, Eraserhead). It was one of the city’s first all-day cafés way before all-day cafés were everywhere. It gave Detroit-style pizza a home in Philly way before Detroit-style pizza was everywhere (Pizza Gutt is opening a shop in Kensington, by the way). It was a hybrid coffee bar way before hybrid coffee bars were everywhere. Former co-owner Michael Dunican says that while the ownership structure never changed from the bar’s inception, “the only lasting truth is Change. It was time for a change.”

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