DiBruno Coming to 9th and Chestnut Streets

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A new DiBruno Bros. store is coming to 9th and Chestnut Streets in the Ben Franklin House. The new store won’t be as big as the Rittenhouse mega store but it will be a significant operation. The store will be on the 9th Street facing side and will in include the Palace at the Ben space which just closed.

DiBruno Bros. started in the Italian Market back in 1939 and opened in Center City in 2005. Other locations have since opened in the Comcast Center, the Ardmore Farmers’ Market and in a GIANT Food Markets in Camp Hill, PA.

The newest DiBruno Bros. looks to open this fall and will hopefully be a catalyst for development in the area.

Photo via Wikipedia

DiBruno Bros. [Official Site]

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  • Michael Penn

    Unless they stay open till 9pm…. who cares

    • Dan

      I agree with this, but this is a perpetual problem with Philly. Nothing stays open past 8 pm on a school night. Establishments are just way too slow to adjust to the new residents. If you want to eat a casual meal after 9, your only choice is bar.

      • barrygster

        The one by Rittenhouse is open until 8:30.

  • checkyourfacts

    DiBruno’s current store may have opened in 2005 but they’ve been in center city since at least 2001 (when I moved here)!

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

      Are you referring to the old DiBruno Pronto? Hardly the same as the megastore on Chestnut today.

  • Michael Penn

    Wow a whole 8:30 ! Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm. And their cafe is closed by 4pm. YAWN

  • Michael Penn

    Exactly right

    • Christopher Donald

      Its not a restaurant.. its a take away store that happens to have a cafe.

  • Michael Penn

    Hopefully the new gourmet market coming to 3rd and Arch in Old City will have longer hours

  • patrick callahan

    Why does nearly every fast casual place in center city close so early? If you want late night takeout around here your choices are mostly wawa and chinatown. El fuego, nypd, fuel, chipotle, top tomato, qdoba, philapita and primos all close by 10pm.

    • QSR

      As the owner of a fast casual place in center city I can tell you: people don’t come. We would gladly stay open later if there was money to be made. And one or two (or even ten) people trickling in between 9:30 and midnight are a losing proposition.