165-Seat Restaurant Sneaking into Center City

Eimer Design recently sent us a note that they are designing the forthcoming Good Stuff Eatery by Spike Mendelsohn. And that’s cool and all but what really struck our fancy was the Center City restaurant drawing they have on their site. It’s a 163-seat restaurant that is inspired by a classic 1920’s Americana diner.

What’s bothering us though is we don’t know where it is going or who is running it. And it is hard to sneak a 165-seat restaurant into town. Could it be the rumored PJ Clarke’s at Broad and Spruce? Perhaps a hotel-related project?

Have any guesses or inside information? Leave a note in the comments or annotate the image above.

  • just guessing

    the former fabric store on walnut and 13th ….?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      Looks like a corner property to us. Though if anyone has thoughts about what’s going in that former fabric store, we’re listening.

  • second guess

    building next to Whole Foods Callowhill St.

  • Guest

    Looks like 123 Chestnut? The former Reserve?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      The 100′ of outdoor dining space doesn’t match up with Reserve to me.

      • Guest

        Yea, upon further inspection, that was too quick of a call.

  • Guest123

    Former Marathon space near Broad and Chestnut?

  • It’s obvious

    Sure looks like the old Avenue B/Ted’s Montana Grill space to me.

    • Dan

      This

  • LCC

    Could it be a non-ground floor location?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      I imagine its ground-floor on account of the outdoor seating.

  • Eazybreezy

    Old Merchantile library on chestnut… It’s catty corner from milkboy..btwn 10th &11th.

  • Kat

    I am pretty clueless, but could it possibly be the bottom floor of the building where cheesecake factory is supposed to go?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelpennphotography Michael Penn

    Must i do everything for you people>

    108 S. 18th Street

    • barrygster

      108 S. 18th does not have 100 feet of outdoor dining, or an entrance to a “lobby.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/michaelpennphotography Michael Penn
        • barrygster

          That’s not what this drawing is.

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaelpennphotography Michael Penn

            You are assuming those are the correct plans.

          • barrygster

            In other words… these are the NOT the plans for 108 S. 18th St. The post is not asking where Good Stuff Eatery is going.

          • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

            Eimer Design told me they are for a yet to be complete Center City restaurant that is not Good Stuff Eatery.

          • http://www.facebook.com/michaelpennphotography Michael Penn

            Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Feliciafied Felicia D’Ambrosio

    Definitely Ted’s Montana Grill space. Can’t think of any other elongated, narrow corner property like that.

    • http://twitter.com/Feliciafied Felicia D’Ambrosio

      Kitchen is in the right spot, too.

      • barrygster

        If it is Ted’s, the diner concept doesn’t seem to line up with PJ Clarke’s.

  • Perhaps?

    It could be the north west corner of the Goldtex building. They were looking to put a fair sized restaurant down there and the footprint fits. A diner concept would probably do well there.