Shank’s & Evelyn’s to Close?

Disturbing news on the Old School South Philly front.

A sign posted in Shank’s & Evelyn’s, the luncheonette on South 10th Street that has been serving up breakfast, lunch and sass since 1962, states that they are closing up shop on April 30th and relocating. No mention of where exactly they might be moving to… here’s the frustratingly vague information from the website:

In 2009, Shank’s plans to close it’s original location and open Shank’s Original at new locations in Philadelphia. Some of the famous original sandwiches will remain on the menu in a new form, without compromising the authenticity and taste.

Did their mention in GQ make them want to expand? Was the Shank’s-inside-of-a-bar concept that they launched last April in the Northeast so successful it made them want to pack up and move on?  More to come…

Shank’s & Evelyn’s [Official Site]