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Warby Parker to Le Bec-Fin Site a Sign That Center City Is Changing


On the surface, Warby Parker opening a new location on Walnut Street isn’t huge news. Sure, having the tech-based eyeglasses startup in town brings in more tax revenue, raises the city’s cool factor, and ups our retail game another notch. But it means a whole lot more than that. It’s a sign that Center City’s retail landscape has changed in a big way.

First of all, it’s going into the old Le Bec-Fin space at 1523 Walnut. For years, Le Bec-Fin was the pinnacle of fine dining in Philadelphia led by legendary chef Georges Perrier. But times change, tastes change, and it finally closed in 2013. Chef Justin Bogle tried to resurrect the space as the more modern Avance but that closed after just 10 months. Read more »

Breaking The Curse: Former Le Bec Fin Space Becoming A Warby Parker Store

LeBecFin12_LoRes Photo by Mike Persico

This is the best thing that could possibly happen to 1523 Walnut. Or maybe the second-best thing (I once suggested turning the storied former home of Le Bec Fin into the world’s largest Jamba Juice, and still think that would’ve been a fine use for the space). Or, possibly, just one of a thousand best things that could’ve happened.

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1523 Walnut Street Through the Years

Le Bec Fin 2.0 | Mike Persico

Le Bec Fin 2.0 | Mike Persico

With this weekend’s closing of Avance at 1523 Walnut Street, we thought we’d look back at the modern history of this most storied address. Check out our timeline history of the fall from popularity of what was the most famous restaurant address in Philadelphia.

Timeline of 1523 Walnut Street »


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