At the end of last year, I. Brewster & Sons Gallery, which had previously been located at 1824 Chestnut St., relocated to the space that was, until fairly recently, the Please Touch Museum. The gallery has been in business in Philly for over 30 years, and their growth over the years necessitated a move to the larger space.
Which leaves their former space available for (drum roll please) a new Subway!
While we aren’t exactly jumping out of our skin with excitement about this one, we suppose it’s a good thing that the vacant commercial space is being filled quickly, and by a tenant that will likely succeed; plus there are a bunch of people out there that do in fact love their Subway. Although we haven’t been able to uncover a set completion date for this project, we assume this thing will happen pretty quickly.
Our only hope is that this new addition to the area isn’t met with the same outcry as the possible new location at 4533 Baltimore Ave. has experienced. Then again, in chain-ier Center City, the neighborhood isn’t quite as concerned with maintaining an independent vibe. Nor are there so many folks worried about preserving access to a private driveway.
No driveway, just a CVS
Though this new location will offer more choices to the lunch crowd, we imagine we’ll stick to the Subway at 22nd and Walnut St… or 16th and Sansom Sts…. or in the food court at Liberty Place… or…