Restaurants That Never Open

We were doing some cleanup work on our Openings section today and had to shake our head and wonder what has happened to a few projects out there.

943 – This Argentine and Italian concept seemed close to completion in June after being announced by former  Butcher’s Cafe owner Pasqual Cancelliere in January 2009. Yet today, it remains unopened.

Meze -2028 Fairmount Street has had a freshly renovated exterior for over six months but no word on an opening for this organic restaurant. PhillySpeaks posters note that construction resumed in mid-December.

Pickled Heron – Originally slated for a Spring 2009 opening, then Labor Day, nary a peep since September when construction photos were posted to the Pickled Heron Facebook page.

Sticks & Stones – Glaciers move faster than progress at Sticks & Stones, a South Philly resto-bar we first mentioned in February of 2008. In September Michael Klein reported, albeit with a grain of salt, that it could open within a month. It hasn’t.