A few days ago, The Christian Street Cafe, a new corner store/cafe business opened at the corner of 17th & Christian. This space has been vacant for years, aside from a short spell last fall as an event space for BetterBlockPhilly. The store, which is apparently not yet finished filling its shelves with inventory, will carry many necessities and will make panini sandwiches to order.
Perhaps taking a cue from nearby Reyes Grocery, or possibly just operating on a low budget, this new store has some of the most reserved signage we’ve ever seen. We’d imagine that something larger could be in the works, but if the current signs are any indication, this corner is in store for something reserved and tasteful, rather than something that causes a seizure upon driving by.
We’re guessing the neighbors appreciate the contrast.