HughE Dillon (PhillyChitChat) was walking by Sutton’s Parlor, the “temporarily closed” bar run by Matt Swartz when he snapped the above photo. The name has been covered over, the menu removed and the inside of the bar has been cleaned out. This is just the latest note in the Swartz saga. His Farmers’ Cabinet closed for a “summer cleaning” and was to reopen after July 11th. As of now, that hasn’t happened.
The Farmers’ Cabinet closes for ‘summer cleaning’ [Philly Insider]
In the continuing saga of the Matt Swartz Bar Empire, which will one day make for a really incredible Storify, the above sign has appeared in the windows of Sutton’s Parlor and Logan Goat Bar & Restaurant, the two west-of-Broad operations from the man behind Farmers’ Cabinet. Read more »
The McCormick and Schmick’s and adjacent William Douglas Steakhouse have closed at the Marketplace in Cherry Hill (Where the Wegmans is located). The restaurants are two of the fourteen eateries in the complex. The remaining restaurants range from Five Guys to the country’s largest Houlihan’s.
The Courier Post has the details on closures as well as how some restaurants in Cherry Hill share liquor licenses because they are so expensive.
Pair of Cherry Hill chain restaurants close [Courier Post]
Lemon Hill at 25th and Aspen Streets in Fairmount closed suddenly last night. The bar and restaurant from the Franklin Mortgage team came onto the scene back in early 2012 with Mitch Prensky in the kitchen. Prensky didn’t last too long and there always seemed to be movement in and out of the kitchen and management of the establishment.
General manager Aaron Siak posted the following on Facebook:
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Illg’s Meats in Chalfont is closing up shop. The processing plant and retail shop’s meats show up on local menus at the like of Frankford Hall among others.
A note on Illg’s web site reads:
We are saddened to announce that after more than 50 years of serving the Bucks County community, Illg’s Meats will be closing it’s doors. We will be open through the week of July 5th(closed on the 4th). There will be two days of clearance sales on July 8th and 9th. We ask that you place your orders with as much prior notification as possible to ensure it’s fullfillment. Thank you for the many years of faithful patronage, you will be greatly missed.
Ernst A. Illg Meats has been located in Bucks County since 1964, before that it was located at 29th and Master Streets in Philadelphia’s Brewerytown neighborhood.
Illg Meats [Official]
Say it ain’t so. After 32 years at the corner of 18th and Lombard streets, Jack Roe has sold neighborhood fixture Tangier, including the business and the building that houses the bar. Read more »
A Twitter follower had tipped us off that the postage stamp-sized Cafe Nhu Y had closed its doors at 8th and Christian. And after a lot of denial, we’re willing to admit that our favorite bargain banh mi spot is indeed gone for good. A similarly distressed Naked Philly confirms the closure.
And in the Italian Market, there’s the odd story about the closing of five-month old Torero Tapas Bar. The Torero web site has the paella and tapas bar moving/merging with Tabblon in Drexel Hill. The Passyunk Post reports that a neighbor says it was a landlord dispute that led to the closing.
We hoped it wasn’t true when Nikole Stever tweeted that there was paper up in the windows of Blue Belly Barbecue. But Meal Ticket confirms that Gene Giuffi’s global barbecue spot has closed. The “lack of lunch and weekday business” was the culprit. You can still catch Giuffi’s pork-centric fare across the street at his French BYOB, Cochon.
Sorry We’re Closed: Blue Belly BBQ [Meal Ticket]
Less than two weeks after we confirmed that Port Richmond’s Aramingo Diner was closing, the restaurant has officially locked the doors for good. Read more »
Psst, want a phone booth?
Elephant and Castle has closed on 18th Street between Chestnut and Market. The British-style pub has been a fixture on the block for almost twenty years. The Sonesta Hotel (formerly Crowne Plaza) which housed the pub is undergoing extensive renovations which include a new art gallery, bar and lobby. The E&C wasn’t part of these upgrade plans but offer the hotel another space to upgrade.
Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia [Official]