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Avance [CLOSED]

  • Cuisine:
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Meals Served: Dinner
  • Price: $$$$
  • Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday: Dinner from 5:30 p.m.; Bar opens at 4 p.m.

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UPDATED: Avance to Close Saturday


Avance, the successor to Le Bec Fin, will close after service on Saturday night, October 11th. Michael Klein reported that the Walnut Street restaurant is a victim of economics. Chef Justin Bogle, who opened Avance ten months ago with high hopes, said, ” we can’t continue operating at this pace.”

In it’s time, Avance has suffered from lackluster reviews, the sale of the building by Georges Perrier and an eviction notice from new owners, Pearl Properties. Pearl Properties is the landlord for several restaurants including Pizzeria Vetri and the Chipotle that replaced Susanna Foo, but with the recent resurgence in Center City retail, the space has probably seen its last restaurant client.

As for Bogle, a Philadelphia native who returned home from New York as the youngest chef to earn two Michelin stars, he has no immediate plans.

UPDATE after the jump


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