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Despite sandwiches like this grilled cheese, 1st Ward only lasted six months.

The casualties keep on piling up in the early days of 2016. 1st Ward Sandwiches is closing after business on Friday, January 8th. The Pennsport sandwich shop lasted just six months. Owner Paul Frost announced the closure on Facebook.

Potito’s Bakery which has survived in South Philadelphia for 31 years couldn’t make it three in Center City. A note in the window at Walnut and Juniper Streets urged customers to visit their other stores. In addition to the original at 1614 Ritner Street, there are outposts in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood.

Queen Village’s Cafe Fulya has closed after 8 years. According to Michael Klein, landlord issues are to blame. Look for a rebirth in a new location under a new name.

Anne Gallagher and Roberto Toselli have sold their Roberto’s Trattoria in Erdenheim. According to a Facebook message, they’ll be closing on Sunday, January 10th.