Earlier this week I wrote a blog entry about “What’s Going On On Walnut Street” after taking a stroll there. I found a sign on the door at Whisper that said it was closed for renovations.

 Yesterday I got an email telling me it was more than closed, it was done and being re-conceptualized.

Artisan Presents ( has taken over the space formerly known as Whisper
and will be a partnered in the re-concepting & re-launching of it this Fall.  The new name,
concept, and some initial details will be rolled out to the press &
public shortly.
Artisan Presents other clients: include AEG, Live Nation, and Harrah’s Entertainment to name a few. 
Is it possible that the new concept will include live music like the now under construction Tin Roof bar across from Ladder 15?

  • AEG Live
  • Harrah’s Entertainment
  • Electric Factory Concerts
  • Southern Wine & Spirits
  • SFX / Life In Color Tour
  • Live Nation
  • – See more at:

     Also this leaves only Rumor as the only dance club in the Rittenhouse Square area. For an after hours dancing you need to hit up Recess in Old City or Pulse 1526 Sansom St.


     Sonesta Hotel has revealed their new eatery bar located at 18th and Market Streets. This space used to house a under used coffee bar.
     Now it’s a sleek, light eating, spirited hang out with wi-fi
     Lots of great spaces to sit, eat and people watch
     The menu is very light.
     the space light and airy
    They have booze
    featuring lots of local artists, and a brand new spanking lobby. Still a pain to get the key to the men’s room though.