Blue Duck in Northeast Philly Has Closed for Good
The news comes after Blue Duck on Broad's recent closure.
Blue Duck’s flagship location in the Northeast appears to have closed after nearly four years of operation.
A “notice to vacate” from the sherriff’s office was posted on the door, according to Philly.com, and the phone has been disconnected. Court records also show two judgments from purveyors against the restaurant: around $2,900 from a food distributor and another for around $2,700 from a security company, indicating financial troubles.
Ugly Duckling, Callahan and Serviss’s third restaurant, closed last fall after just four months in business, and Blue Duck on Broad closed a few weeks ago.
In a Facebook post last night, former chef and managing partner Kris Serviss, who was ousted from Blue Duck last fall, made a statement on the closure.
Serviss, who was still a managing partner in Blue Duck despite having no involvement in day-to-day operations, now runs Northeast Sandwich Co. in Burholme as an unofficial partner with Steve Godfrey. He’s also involved with North Shore, a beachy bar and BBQ place that opened in North Wildwood earlier this season.
Joe Callahan, who remained in place as owner after Serviss’s departure, did not immediately return a request for comment.