Philadelphia institution Little Pete's has been in jeopardy since fall of 2014. Fans of the literally perfect diner have watched anxiously as the plans for its biggest impending threat — the development of a new Hyatt Centric — have waxed and waned over the years. And while Little Pete's thought it was in the clear about 11 months ago, a recent zoning application tells a different story.
Ronald Patterson, who represents the Hyatt project, pushed through the above zoning permit. It's now awaiting final approval. John Koutroubas, who owns the diner with his brother Peter, told Eater, "We'll be out by June or July, but that's not official. We'll know officially in October."
The brothers are, however, working hard on a backup plan should the Hyatt project move forward, but John says he hasn't found the right fit just yet. The Fairmount location at 2401 Pennsylvania Ave is still operating as normal.