Closings on South Street West

Photo: Naked Philly

Photo: Naked Philly

There are plenty of reasons to be bullish on South Street west of Broad but a couple established businesses are on the way out. The Philly Cupcake location at 20th and South has closed after nine months. The cupcake shop proprietors had a disagreement with their landlords and according to Michael Klein, there were suits and countersuits. The original Philly Cupcake remains at 12th and Chestnut. We’re with Naked Philly in hoping the next tenant chooses a more subtle color palette.

Also closing, is 15th and South’s Baja Room. The odd Mexican joint has been a mainstay at that intersection but we never got understood the Best of New York sticker in the window or the claims that celebrities ate there. According to Naked Philly, Baja Room will resurface at 1001 East Passyunk.


We're intrigued to see what's next for these corners.

In apparent landlord spat, Philly Cupcake closes on South Street [Naked Philly]
Another vacancy coming to another South Street West corner [Naked Philly]

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  • Tonyjlive

    I’ve always wanted to stop in and was going to stop in the other night. When I looked in, the tables inside were all pushed up to the bar, rendering bar seating impossible. No bar seats. WTF? Plus the prices always seemed pretty high. Awesome patio though. Hopefully it doesn’t stay vacant for long…

  • no

    I have never gone to Philly Cupcake and never will. I remember their legal threats to others in the business: http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/2011/03/07/cupcakes-frosted-wiht-rage/

    If that’s what they have to resort to, that tells me everything I ever need to know about them.