2015 Restaurant Closings

January, 2015

Hot Diggity– South Street hot dog shop closes.

Lola Bean– Coffee shop closes, unable to compete with La Colombe.

February, 2015

Irish Pol– Old City bar set to reopen in new location.

April, 2015

Ms. Goody Cupcake– Closing marks one of the many changes on East Passyunk.

McFadden’s– Here’s one place we’re not sad to see go.

Chickie’s Italian Deli– Award-winning deli closes its doors.

The PASS– New Jersey restaurant closes.

Philadium– Bar owes taxes, gets shut down.

May, 2015

Juniper Commons– Sbraga’s restaurant closes after just six months.

Kanella Spruce Street- New location set for Queen Village.

Pine Street Pizza– Pizza place closes after over 30 years of business.

Roberto Cafe– BYOB opens under new management as Ti Penso.

June, 2015

Beast & Ale– Manayunk bar closes for renovations.

Tuk Tuk Real– Boonphaya to convert to third Circles location.

South Philly Barbacoa– Truck shuts down as storefront opens up.

Susanna Foo Gourmet Kitchen– Radnor location shuts down after nine years.

Simply Shabu– Philly’s first Shabu Shabu restaurant closes.

Chinatown Wawa– Smaller, dirtier location shuts down.

July, 2015

Avero Craft Pizzeria – The upscale Italian and pizza restaurant closed after two years.

Matyson – BYOB closes, becomes Milkhouse.

The Treemont – Chip Roman says he’s rebooting his Center City restaurant.

Varalli – Broad Street restaurant shutters in anticipation of the corner building being torn down.

Volver – Shuts down for summer.

August, 2015

Friday Saturday Sunday – A 42-year run comes to an end as owners Jamie and Weaver Lilley retire.

September 2015

tashan – The high end Indian restaurant ends its four year run.

Le Bok Fin – The highly controversial pop-up just completed it’s projected run.

Heirloom –  The farm-to-table just couldn’t distinguish itself enough from the slew of others.

Growlers Bar – The dark bar was be replaced by the technicolor La Casa de Tu Madre.

October 2015

Emmanuelle – Owner’s Phoebe and Christain are leaving town, so the bar is “breaking up the band.”

First Street Steaks and Hoagies – This “elevated” cheesesteak shop closes a little over a year in.

supper – After 8 1/2 years, Mitch Prensky closed supper to focus on his other projects.

PHS Pop Up Garden – The garden closes until next summer.

Guild Hall Brewing – The Jenkintown brewpub took sixteen months to open, but only five to close.

November 2015

Grace & Pat’s – The BYOB lasted less than a year.

Good Stuff Eatery – Top Chef star Spike Mendelsohn closes his overly hyped burger place a year later.

Rai Rai Ramen – The second of three locations have hit the dust. The one in Hawaii is still open, though.

Osteria (Moorestown))Catelli Duo, a casual Italian concept, is sliding in to fill Osteria’s spot.

December 2015

Fourth and Cross – After a stop and go opening, the diner spot is closing after only six months.

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