Philadelphia Magazine confirms that Jose Garces is indeed opening something in the Western Union Building at the corner of 11th and Locust. The something appears to be a light bite bistro with cheeses, desserts and wine to eat-in or take out. What’s that about wine to go? Not in Pennsylvania, right?
In a first, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is partnering with a chef to open a boutique wine store within another business. It sounds like it will be run as a separate business under the same roof, similar to what the PLCB has done in some mega-grocery stores. On a positive note, you might be able to get some great Spanish cheese and wine to go under one roof but we wonder what DiBruno Brothers or Tria Cafe thinks of a government agency partnering with what could be a competing business.
Jose Garces and PLCB [Philadelphia Magazine]