The Passyunk Post is reporting that the South Philly Barbacoa project from Benjamin Miller and his wife Cristina Martinez will not be happening in the Isaiah Zagar garage at 10th and Watkins.
The Post says Miller is still looking for a space in South Philly and David Goldfarb, the East Passyunk Crossing zoning chair is assisting.
You can still get the barbacoa on Sunday mornings outside of Rosa’s Bakery at 8th and Watkins. Also look for Miller and Martinez at the Garage on Friday, February 28th.
That was quick. South Philly Barbacoa will NOT be in Zagar warehouse [Passyunk Post]
South Philly Barbacoa [Foobooz]
A rendering presented to the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association. Photo by Sandy Smith.
TLA’s Ray Murray went in front of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association last night to shed some light on his plans for Warehouse Cinema, the three screen, lounge-style theater he’s proposing for 631 N 6th Street.
The neighbors had a bunch of concerns including hours of operation, size or restrooms and the amount of outdoor seating.
Property has more details on the proposal and the zoning meeting.
More Details on TLA’s Proposed Movie Theater on North Sixth Street [Property]
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We told you about La Colombe’s plans for a Fishtown roasterie and distillery back in June. But since then there hasn’t been much news. But an intrepid tipster was snooping around the city’s zoning web site and discovered this application.
PERMIT FOR RELOCATION OF LOT LINES TO CREATE ONE LOT FROM FOUR(4)DEEDED LOTS, EXISTING IN THREE OPA NUMBERS(1335-37, 1339 &1341-49 FRANKFORD AVE), FOR A SIT DOWN RESTAURANT IN SPACE #3, WITH ACCESSOY ACOHOL DISTILLERY, TASTING LAB, OFFICES, ACCESSORY STORAGE AND WHOLESAL ,RETAIL SALE OF DISTILLED ALCOHOL PRODUCTS. (SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN ON THE APPLICATION)
This certainly sounds like it could be the flagship location La Colombe has been talking about, complete with distillery. We’re waiting on comment from someone at La Colombe but it does seem reasonable that it is the La Colombe facility. The property goes in front of the Fishtown Neighbors Association zoning committee’s on Tuesday, October 1st.
Check out this Vine video of La Colombe making their coffee filtered rum.
Chris Scarduzio received the go-ahead today from the Zoning Board to demolish the former Artisan Boulanger Patissier building at 12th and Morris Streets. Scarduzio intends on opening a bistro in a new three story building that will include a restaurant on the first floor and residences above. Since Scarduzio owns the building, he plans on his restaurant being there for generations.
Rendering via PhillyChitChat
Mark Capriotti dropped us a line to let us know his ReAnimator Coffee is planning to open a cafe at 1523 E Susquehanna very soon. Capriotti and fellow owner Mark Corpus go in front of the neighborhood zoning committee tomorrow, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Fishtown Rec Center (1202 E Montgomery Avenue).
UPDATE: ReAnimator Coffee won approval for its cafe, 91-6 on Tuesday night. Next up, the Philadelphia Zoning Board next week.
ReAnimator Coffee [Official Site]
In the past couple of years, Philadelphia has become a good restaurant city. But what is it going to take to make us great?
It was one hell of a summer.
In terms of restaurant developments—openings, radical changes and arrivals both large and small—it was huge. The reopening of Le Bec Fin alone might’ve been enough to satisfy in a slower season. The debut of Shake Shack on Sansom hit the city like a cheeseburger-flavored Second Coming. Our penchant for hot-weather trend-humping brought jumped-up poutine from Alla Spina (putting a fresh twist on a fad that’s been dangerously close to being played out at least twice in recent years), haute scrapple at Rittenhouse Tavern, tiki pop-ups, high-end South Philly hot doggery, and an end to our city’s shameful ramen shortage.
Summer polished our image as a solid restaurant town by filling in embarrassing holes in our culinary landscape. And we did good. But because I am a man perpetually dissatisfied with what I have, I can’t help but look and see what’s still missing. Philly is on its way to being a great restaurant city once again, but now that we’ve got the cheeseburgers, the ramen and the fancy-pants French food covered, here’s what needs to happen next:
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Charlie’s Pub closed back in April and has been looking to make a comeback at 17 N 3rd Street. Unfortunately for them they didn’t get the support of the Old City Civic Association or the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The owners posted the above in the window at 17 N 3rd and are now going on the offensive for community support as they appeal the Zoning decision and contest the civic association’s protests.
Check out opening paragraph of the letter on the right.
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Brownstoner has the floor plan and a rendering of the proposed Frankford AvenueÂ Barcade. Among the highlights of the rendering:
- 13-seat bar
- 32-seat outdoor beer garden
- 35 vintage video games
- Bike parking area
Barcade Fleshes Out Fishtown Plans [Brownstoner]
Barcade Official Site [Official Site]
Stephen Starr’s beer garden will be going in front of the zoning board today and he has a supporter in William Reed, owner of Johnny Brenda’s.
Update: The beer garden gets zoning approval.
Starr now points towards Fishtown [Metro Philadelphia]
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The elegant brownstone that hosted Susanna Foo
for 22 years as an anchor to Walnut Street’s “Restaurant Row” is in play to become a Chipotle
. Michael Klein is reporting that the Mexican fast-serve concept would serve as a flagship for the chain. A zoning variance for takeout is scheduled to be heard on February 3rd.
Chipotle wants Susanna Foo’s Center City location [The Insider]