Today, Foobooz wonders whether Center City is “over”, at least when it comes to the restaurant scene. They take a look at the numbers, which reveal that Center is City is on pace to see the fewest restaurant openings in at least five years- kind of a surprise as we seem to be emerging from the economic doldrums. This comes as a bit of a shock to the system; it was Center City, after all, that put Philadelphia on the foodie map back in the 1990s, with Stephen Starr, Neil Stein, and a collection of BYOBs leading the way.
Rouge in Rittenhouse
But just because restaurants aren’t opening at the expected rate in Center City doesn’t mean that there’s not a significant number of new places opening in other parts of town. In fact, developments that…
While protestors are “occupying” Dilworth Plaza, new tenants are occupying the corner retail locations at 25th and Aspen Sts. in Fairmount. Here, folks are also looking for a change in their favor. They want a little more business.
Lucky 7, the pub-food tavern is out and the as-yet named classic regional seasonal Americana cuisine locale with an elevated noveau twist is to come mid-December. Across the street, at a former flower shop, a new bicycle repair ditty is opening soon, when, still remains to be seen.
Future bike shop
Brought to us by Mike Welsh, one of the minds behind the Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co., and chef Mitch Prensky of Supper and Global Dish Catering, who’s had a longstanding relationship with the Franklin, the new eatery will offer recognizable American dishes on a higher level.…