Famous Dave’s BBQ Shack has shuttered its doors, a little over a year into its lease at 1725 Chestnut Street. If you’re still jonesing for some Famous Dave’s, the locations on Columbus Blvd and in the Northeast are still open! Otherwise, you may just have to slum it at Phoebe’s BBQ at 2214 South St. or Percy St. BBQ at 900 South St.
Just not famous enough
Prior to Famous Dave’s, the space was home to Goodburger, which also only lasted about a year and a half.
Not "good" enough, either
We’re hopeful that this Center City block won’t allow the space to sit vacant for too long; we’re thinking that it would most likely be another fast-casual food user due to the build out of the space. Or would a totally different concept have a greater chance of success?
What do we think? Could the previous two concepts simply not cut it, or is the space cursed?