Midtown Pioneers

13th & Walnut
Tony Goldman may own a lot of real estate on 13th Street between Walnut and Chestnut but it’s Valerie Safran and Marcie Turney who may be the “unofficial mayors of Philly’s new Midtown.”

The two helped start the 13th street revitalization with Open House, a upscale home store, then Lolita, the delicious Mexican BYOT (T for tequilla) and now they’ve opened Grocery at 13th and Chestnut.

Grocery is an upscale food market and an eat-in cafe. The extra-virgin olive oil bar, featuring a signature blood-orange variety has already been featured in Food & Wine magazine. You’ll also find some of Lolita’s flavors in the display cases including a Lolita cupcake and breakfast sandwich.

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