Tria Is Closing Its Fitler Square Location
After a little over two years at 23rd and Pine Streets, Tria Fitler Square will close its doors for good. No closing date has been set just yet.
When it first opened in April 2015, the Fitler Square location was more “restaurant” than it was “cafe” with an ambitious menu of homemade pastas, seafood, and heartier dishes by its chef at the time, Karen Nicolas (as opposed to the snacks and paninis you’d find at their cafe locations in Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square West). But after its first year, owner Jon Myerow scaled the restaurant back to operate just like the cafe locations.
A new liquor license is already posted in the window under the applicant name Eliza LLC.
Read the group’s official statement here:
Tria, Philadelphia’s favorite spot for wine, cheese and beer, is making some exciting changes this summer. As the group prepares to debut their most ambitious project to date, Tria Wine Garden, they will let go of Tria Cafe Fitler Square; both the building and the restaurant space have been purchased by real estate developer Allan Domb. In an effort to make both the departure of Tria Cafe Fitler Square and the debut of Tria Wine Garden as seamless as possible, all staff members will be offered placements elsewhere within the company, either at Tria Wine Garden, Tria Cafe Rittenhouse, Tria Cafe Wash West or Tria Taproom.
“It has been a pleasure to serve our friends and neighbors in Fitler Square, and we thank them for welcoming us into their neighborhood,” says owner Jon Myerow. “We look forward to seeing them at Tria Wine Garden later this summer, and will continue to proudly serve them at 23rd and Pine until our very last day. We plan to send Tria Cafe Fitler Square off with a smile – and, of course, plenty of bubbly.”
Since 2004, Tria has focused on the “fermentation trio,” occasionally expanding their offerings but remaining true to their core mission. At this time, there is no set closing date for Tria Cafe Fitler Square; it will be announced in the coming months, as Tria Wine Garden prepares to open. Until then, it will be business as usual at Tria Cafe Fitler Square, with dinner service nightly, brunch on weekends, weekly Sunday Schools and Wine Wednesdays, and of course, a broad-ranging selection of wine, cheese and beer. Friends and fans are encouraged to stop by and send the restaurant off in style, and a farewell party is also planned once the closing date is finalized.
This is a developing story.
Tria Fitler Square [Foobooz]