Fishtown may have come in second to East Passyunk in our sister site's annual Curbed Cup competition, but that doesn't mean it's not blowing up. In addition to coming attractions like Sancho Pistola's, Stock, La Colombe's rum cafe, and butchershop-restaurant Kensington Quarters, it looks like the neighborhood will be home to the newest Aimee Olexy-Stephen Starr project.
Word first came out that the pair had another shop in the works in Michael Klein's 2014 restaurant forecast, but no details were available. In yesterday's City Paper, A.D. Amorosi dropped a lot of jokes and a few nuggets of actual intel, describing the new Olexy-Starr partnership thusly:
...a casual-cuisine-filled, extra-wide, mega-restaubar with a huge outdoor component that'll open on the Frank before 2014's end, very near the La Colombe space.
Sure enough, today The Insider has nailed down an address and a little more info, including the tidbit that the "large outdoor component" Amorosi referenced will include a vegetable garden for some backyard-to-table action. Starr and Olexy are shooting for a spring opening.
· Icepack: A.D. Amorosi on the News, Nighlife, and Bitchiness Beats [City Paper]
· Starr and Olexy Opening a Restaurant in Fishtown [Philly.com]
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