- A Full Plate – The Northern Liberties spot has closed and will be opening as Cedar Point Bar & Kitchen in Fishtown.
- Carman’s Country Kitchen – The colorful Carman Luntzel has closed up her South Philly breakfast joint.
- Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett closes the Exton location of his burger chain.
- Jar Bar – The juice bar on 12th Street didn’t make it a year.
- Krispy Kreme – Center City’s Krispy Kreme has closed on 16th Street.
- Sam’s Grille – Wynnewood spot from Susan Schlisman closes after 16 years.
- Totaro’s – The Conshohocken will close after 51 years.
- Walnut Room – The club atop Alfa will re-conceptualize after New Year’s Eve.
- Yolo – It didn’t even live for 3 full months at 12th and Spruce.
- Artful Dodger – Longtime Society Hill bar hs finally closed.
- Beneluxx – The subterranean bar was sunk by sewer work and a break.
- The Butcher and The Brewer – The building’s sale is the reason stated for this closing.
- Union Trust – Government moves to liquidate the steak house.
- Bonte – The waffle spot on 17th Street shut down in the middle of business.
- Cafe de Laos – Paper is up in the window but is it a permanent closure?
- Aperto – Narberth BYO from John Wolferth closed after just one year.
- Boilermaker – The people behind Farmers’ Cabinet have closed their younger sibling. Next up, The Butcher & The Brewer.
- Cafe Estelle – The last day for the Old City/Northern Liberties bruncherie is at the end of the month.
- Lee’s Hoagie House – The original spot on 19th and Cheltenham has closed after almost 60 years.
- Leila Cafe – Middle Eastern restaurant could never find the success it had on Pine Street once it moved to South.
- Santa Fe Burrito – Mexican spot on 11th Street ran out of steam after a decade.
- Rum Bar – Adam Kanter lost his lease.
- Tapestry – Maybe the corner of 5th and Bainbridge is just cursed.
- El Fuego – Chestnut Street location of the burrito joint has closed.
- Zen Nor – The South Street restaurant closes within four months of opening.
- Sang Kee Newtown Square – After one year Sang Kee closes to make room for Azie Southeast, opening September 5.
- Sonata – New Thai restaurant Baan Thai will take over the Northern Liberties spot.
- Buca di Beppo – Italian chain pulls out of its Center City location.
- Gilmore’s – The West Chester staple shut down.
- Mad River – The Old City location closes but may turn into the rumored Craft & Claw.
- Mémé – David Katz shutters his restaurant at 22nd and Spruce.
- Miga – Korean restaurant on 15th St. closes presumably to make room for the new 4-story building coming to 15th & Walnut.
- Q BBQ – Kevin Meeker closes his Old City barbecue spot.
- Ramen Boy – Brand new ramen shop closes in six months, giving way to Terakawa Ramen.
- Acapulco – A seafood focused taqueria at 1144 S 9th Street has closed.
- LaLupe – The 9th and Federal Mexican spot has closed up.
- Fish – Mike Stollenwerk’s seafood restaurant closed suddenly after difficulties with an investor. But Stollenwerk and his investor promise to be back (and they have reopened).
- Le Cochon Noir – West Philadelphia barbecue and music spot calls it quits.
- Tiffin Etc. – The Girard Avenue spot next to the original Tiffin is no more.
- Blue Bear Tavern – The former Doc Watson’s wasn’t the Blue Bear for long. And it didn’t take long for the Center City spot to reopen as the Boilermaker.
- Delilah’s – The home of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite mac and cheese has closed and is in bankruptcy.
- Healthy Bites To Go – Katie Cavuto closed up the consumer facing part of her business. We’ll miss those breakfast sandwiches.
- Le Bec-Fin – Georges Perrier’s Le Bec-Fin is calling it quits after an exalted 42-year run. Next up for Perrier is a vacation. Next up for Le Bec-Fin is Nicolas Fanucci, a former Le Bec general manager and recent GM at the esteemed French Laundry.
- B.B. Gone – The fusion rice spot gave way to Nom Nom Ramen.
- Little Bar – The 8th and 8th and Fitzwater bar closed amid much “ickyness.”
- Mahogany – The Walnut Street cigar bar closes after 15 years.
- MidAtlantic – Daniel Stern’s University City spot never quite found its groove in the two years it was open.
- Tritone – The longtime South Street music venue has been sold and will become the Cambridge.
- Arrow Swim Club – The Bart Blatstein/Nicole Cashman alliance lasted just one season. Now Brian Nagele will take a shot at running a swim club.
- Chenango – The Arrow Swim Club’s restaurant also lasted just one season. Next up is Yellow Fin Grill.
- Delicatessen – The Chestnut Street deli shuttered after a two year run.
- DeLorenzo’s – Trenton’s famed pizza spot to close after 65 years.
- Gaja Gaja – Japanese/Korean spot on South Street did make it four years.
- Rx – Rx had a good run in West Philadelphia but bowed out after ten plus years.
- Snow White Diner – The 19th and Chestnut greasy spoon will be missed.
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