Le Bec Fin

Business

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, […]

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

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 […]

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1523 Walnut Street Through the Years

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 […]

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Avance Is Facing Eviction

Michael Klein has the scoop. One day after we broke the news that Georges Perrier had lost 1523 Walnut Street in a sheriff’s sale earlier […]

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Georges Perrier Loses Le Bec-Fin Building in Sheriff’s Sale (But It May All Be Part of an Elaborate Plan) [UPDATED]

UPDATE 6/12/2014: The new owner of 1523 Walnut Street has moved to evict Avance, the current tenant. ORIGINAL: Storied Philadelphia chef Georges Perrier has owned […]

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New Items for the Foobooz Store

Foobooz is friends with this guy named Ronnie Ribant. He’s the man behind Grand Circus Paper & Toy. He makes hand-crafted paper toys and models […]

Property

Avance Notice: Le Bec Fin Replacement Gets a New Name, New Chef

Foobooz reports that the former Le Bec Fin will open later in the year as Avance with chef Justin Bogle. For more, go here.

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Former Le Bec Fin Will Become Avance

The former Le Bec Fin at 1523 Walnut Street will reopen later this year under the name Avance. Two-star Michelin chef Justin Bogle had already […]

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Le Bec Fin’s Sign Gets A Second Life

Over on the Insider, they’ve got pictures of the iconic Le Bec Fin sign being taken off the building at 1523 Walnut (which, sometime soon, […]

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The New York Times on Le Bec-Fin at Vetri

The New York Times’ Frank Bruni was at the final night of Le Bec-Fin at Vetri where he was able to enjoy a heavenly dinner from […]

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Vetri Is Le Bec-Fin

For the next three nights Le Bec-Fin will return to its original location and current location of Vetri at 1312 Spruce Street. Marc Vetri is […]

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Le Bec Fin’s Chandeliers Removed

It truly is the end. A tipster forwarded us this photo of Le Bec Fin’s signature chandeliers being removed from the Center City restaurant.

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Gastronaut: Le Bec Fin Is Dead (Again)

The death, rebirth, and strange, sad second passing of Philadelphia’s most famous restaurant We got word early on a Saturday night that something bad was […]

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The (Second) End Of An Era: Le Bec Fin Closes Forever Tonight

“To my taste, Le Bec Fin represents one of the chief glories of French cooking not only in Philadelphia but in all of America as […]

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Le Bec Fin’s Steve Eckerd Is Heading To the Mainland Inn

As the final foot on Le Bec Fin dropped yesterday there was news that current chef Steven Eckerd would be landing at the old Mainland […]