Greatest Hits And What You Missed: Burgers, Butter, Bankruptcy and Nuclear Tuna

“Lots of eye-rolling went on back in 2008 and 2009 when Philadelphia saw a trifecta of grand steakhouses opening in a city (and nation) on the verge of economic disaster: Stephen Starr’s Butcher & Singer, Dallas-based chain Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, and the $12 million locally-owned Union Trust on Washington Square West. Well, Starr slid right through the mess, as he tends to do. And though Del Frisco’s has had its share of problems (unpaid bills and the hilarious dumpster wars, for instance) and rumors of its demise pop up now and again, it seems to have weathered the storm. But Union Trust has not been so lucky.”

From “Union Trust Files For Bankruptcy,” just the start of a saga that promises to drag on for a good, long time.

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