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Former Garces Guy Bringing More Mexican to Chestnut Hill

Hopefully, El Poquito will prove more memorable than its predecessor, Chestnut 7.

George Atterbury, photographed last year at Rosa Blanca.
George Atterbury, photographed last year at Rosa Blanca.
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Chestnut Hill should have another Mexican option by the end of this year, courtesy of former Garces Group Director of Operations (and man of mystery) George Atterbury. It's called El Poquito, according to a report from the Insider, and it will replace Chestnut 7, an American bar-restaurant that never really seemed to make any kind of mark.

Atterbury told the Insider that El Poquito should be open "by December 1." He hasn't announced a chef or any menu details yet, but if nothing else, it should look pretty — Boxwood Architects and Groundswell Design are both on board. (In addition to a number of Garces projects, Boxwood was behind Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, the Lolita makeover, and more. Groundswell is best known for their elaborate landscape design on projects like Spruce Street Harbor Park, and recently worked on impressive La Peg.)

There will still be a bar, but Klein infers that the vibe will be family-friendly. Plans include adding dedicated parking and outdoor seating.

El Poquito, 8201 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill.