FCM HOSPITALITY MAKES HISTORY WITH THE OPENING OF PHILADELPHIA’S LARGEST RESTAURANT WITH LIBERTY POINT ON THE WATERFRONT

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FCM Hospitality and owner Avram Hornik announce the grand opening of a brand new restaurant that is making Philadelphia history this week. Liberty Point is now open and has replaced Hornik’s Craft Hall as the city’s largest restaurant seating up to 1,400 people. The new outdoor-indoor concept features three main levels, five bars, food, drink, live entertainment, beautiful landscaping, lush plants, blooming flowers, unique vibes and the best waterfront views. Liberty Point is located at 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106, next to the Independence Seaport Museum.

The Main Bar Area, Sunset Patio and Sky Bar are all bookable through Resy.com. The picnic area around the stage will be a mix of reservations and first come, first served around the shows. The entire ground floor of the first floor is first come, first served. Other areas are reserved for large group meals and special events to begin with.

FCM Hospitality and Hornik are known for being the leader in outdoor dining in Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania – and they have paved the way and set the bar for other outdoor venues during the pandemic. FCM Hospitality currently operates Morgan’s Pier, Harper’s Garden, Juno, Lola’s Garden, Rosy’s Taco Bar, Concourse Dance Bar, The Dolphin Tavern, Garden at Cherry St Pier, River Beer Garden (seasonal pop-up) and now Liberty Point. Other new spots are in preparation for future announcements.

Located on the waterfront of the Delaware River, Liberty Point is Philadelphia’s largest open-air restaurant offering stunning panoramic views of the waterfront. With a capacity of 1,400, Liberty Point offers three levels of dining, from drinks and live entertainment, with a spectacular backdrop. Embracing the outdoor seasonal environment, Liberty Point offers a casual menu of bites, sandwiches, salads and raw bar selections. Serving a refreshing menu of beers, wines, summer drinks and cocktails that will keep you cool while soaking up the sun and keep you staying to watch the sunset.

There is a permanent stage at the heart of the restaurant complex. New weekly entertainment will feature live music Friday and Saturday and DJs throughout the week. Liberty Point is the perfect destination to host an event with a unique wow factor. With a long list of private and semi-private spaces available, Liberty Point can accommodate events from 10 to 1,400 people.

Hornik said, “We are excited to bring this new waterfront dining concept to join the already vibrant destination for recreational, cultural and business activities for Philadelphia residents and visitors. There’s always something going on at Penn’s Landing. It’s Philadelphia’s premier summer destination hosting concerts, fairs, food and drink and we’re happy to be a part of it.

With this project, FCM Hospitality strengthens its growing footprint on the Philadelphia waterfront, with Craft Hall, Unleashed Bark and Beer, The Garden at Cherry Street Pier, Morgan’s Pier, River Beer Garden at Race Street Pier (seasonal pop-up) and now Pointe Liberté.

Liberty Point is a five-year restaurant for Hornik and his team at FCM Hospitality. He said: “For 5 years I worked with the management of the Independence Seaport Museum to develop a concept that would utilize the amazing river views from their large outdoor terraces. The restaurant was supposed to open in spring 2021 but was delayed due to covid. We’re excited to take things to the next level for outdoor riverside dining in Philadelphia.

For the name, Liberty Point is inspired by the history of Philadelphia and its waterfront and a celebration of freedom that is central to American identity. It is a celebration of freedom, an area of ​​land that juts out into a body of water and a point of freedom to enjoy your freedom socializing with friends and family. Freedom is what sailors received when their ship docked in port and they were allowed to disembark and explore the city.

Liberty Point has three main levels, with further sub-levels, with 25,000 square feet of outdoor space and 3,000 square feet indoors. It can legally accommodate 1,400 guests at a time. It will be open seven days a week – from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Liberty Point will be family friendly and the first level will be dog friendly. Dogs are allowed in the boat bar located on the first floor. Only service animals will be allowed on the 2nd floor

Liberty Point will create more than 200 new jobs in the Philadelphia market.

For food, foodies will find a casual menu with features like a raw bar, sandwiches, salads, and seasonal bites. Catering services will include lunch and dinner, as well as a late night menu. FCM is exploring options for happy hour and a bar bites menu.

Executive Chef Qadir Jordan, who was born and raised in West Philadelphia, runs the kitchen. He attended the Roman Catholic Church and graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He has spent the past 15 years working at various restaurants in Philadelphia such as Fork, Garces, White Dog and Farmacia restaurants. He’s a classic French-trained chef, but he loves using Asian ingredients – and he has a passion for pasta. Chef’s favorite dishes are Loaded Shrimp and Grit “Tots” and “The Whole Jawn”. The menu offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. The menu will include fresh fish and local ingredients, with suppliers including Lancaster Farm Fresh and Green Meadow Farms.

For drinks, look for a refreshing menu of beers, wines, mocktails, icy summer drinks and draft cocktails that will keep you cool while soaking up the sun. The cocktails were a collaboration between beverage manager Matt Deutsch and bar manager Bob Labar.

For the vibes, look for the best waterfront views, expansive space, unique vantage points at different levels, unique seating styles throughout the resort — and an exceptional waterfront location that’s at hub of all activity between Spruce Street Harbor Park, Cherry Street Pier and Race Street. Pier to Craft Hall – and beyond. People want to be outdoors more, so this new location is a perfect place for everyone. It will be ideal for everything from date nights to family outings, special celebrations, summer and fall entertaining, and more.

Guests will find lush vegetation, blooming colorful flowers, seasonal decor and plants – as beautiful and breathtaking as the landscaping of Morgan’s Pier. For the renovation, FCM covered and protected much of the concrete, building kitchens, bars and a stage to transform it from an empty space into a functional restaurant and entertainment destination. The resort will have five main bars, including the sky bar (raised at the top), the main bar, the boat bar, the stage bar and the indoor bar – with full names and descriptions to come

Inside, look for an indoor bar and dining area with a wall of vintage mirrors so you can see the water behind you when you’re at the bar. The space was mostly concrete, so we brought in a lot more natural materials and plan to have lots of plants and flowers throughout the venue.

For entertainment, Liberty Point is home to a permanent stage for live music, DJs and other entertainment, with live music every Friday and Saturday and DJs every Thursday and Sunday. Each bar will have televisions for catching big game.

For the stage and entertainment area, there will be ten dollar coverage in the immediate stage area for the shows Thursday through Saturday nights once they begin. Wednesday night acoustic party and Sunday reggae shows are free without cover.

The general schedule will be:
Wednesday – Acoustics 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday – DJ 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., other to be determined

Friday – DJ 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Band 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., DJ 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Saturday – DJ 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Band 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., DJ 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday – Reggae – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Select upcoming shows to highlight:

Friday May 13 – DJ John Dipierro, Soul Cruisers and DJ Sat One

Saturday May 14 – DJ Pfef, Lima Bean Not, DJ Sylo

Sunday, May 15 – Mighty Mystic

Wednesday, May 18 – Frank Daly

Thursday, May 19 – DJ Dan Fisher

Friday, May 20 – DJ Menace Cartel, Split Decision, DJ Harley

Saturday May 21 – DJ Ricky Lee, 80s Revolution, DJ Adub

Sunday May 22 – Big fire

Wednesday, May 25 – Kim N Tonic

Thursday, May 26 – DJ Leaky

Friday, May 27 – DJ Menace Cartel, Legacy, DJ Beatstreet

Saturday May 28 – DJ xtina, The Blitz, DJ Pfef

Sunday May 29 – Holidays – Coast 2 Coast, DJ Ricky Lee, DJ Bobby Flowers

Monday May 30 – Bank Holiday – DJ KB

FCM Hospitality would like to thank Independence Seaport Museum. Hornik looks forward to partnering with them on many of their water excursions and events.

Liberty Point is ideal for large groups, private parties, corporate events, buyouts, etc. can accommodate up to 1,000 people. For special event rentals, contact Neina Langford, Events and Promotions Manager of FCM Hospitality at neina at fcm215 dot com or by calling 215-568-1616 x104.

Make it a day with FCM and sip and wander this summer with a food and beer exploration from Liberty Point to Craft Hall with stops at The Garden at Cherry Street Pier and Morgan’s Pier along the way .

Parking is available in both the Walnut Street parking lot and the Hilton Parking Garage on either side of Liberty Point. There are also many metered spaces located near Liberty Point and in Old Town along Front and Chestnut Streets, a short walk away. This is often the cheapest option.

Start times are seven days a week from noon to 2:00 a.m., the kitchen closes at 10:00 a.m. every evening, and last reservations through Resy are available until 9:30 a.m.

The bathrooms are located on the first and second floor. Guests who require an ADA-accessible entrance can dine and enjoy the first floor during all hours of operation, or access the main second floor via elevators located inside the Independence Seaport Museum. During business weeks, the elevators on the second level are open and usable on Monday and Tuesday, from noon to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, from noon to midnight, and on Friday and Saturday, from noon at 2:00 a.m.

Liberty Point has covered and indoor space, but the majority of the restaurant can be affected by weather conditions. Stay tuned to Instagram and Instagram story for weather updates.

To learn more, visit https://www.libertypointphilly.com/ or follow social media at @libertypointphilly.

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