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Updated: The Palm at the Bellevue Will Return

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Demolition begins shortly

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Updated Nov. 18 2:23 p.m. A Palm rep tells Eater that to save your face, or a face, you must call (215) 546-7256 or submit a request to by December 19.

In February, The Palm, a stalwart Philadelphia steakhouse which took up the ground floor of the Bellevue for close to 28 years, closed for renovations — part of a larger effort by the restaurant’s parent company to hoist its legendary steakhouses up to 2016 standards. Philly was one of seven to receive the renovation treatment. For a glimpse of what’s in store, check out what they’ve done to the restaurants in Denver and Vegas.

The real concern here, however, is what will become of the thousands of cartoon caricatures of prominent Philadelphia figures that made its interior, and the interiors of the other Palms around the country, so iconic. Have no fear, on Friday, November 18, at 1:30 p.m., the restaurant will announce its plan to return as well as a “unique program” allowing the people represented on the restaurant’s walls to “claim their face”.