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Michael Schulson Is Expanding His Restaurant Empire With a Steakhouse

It’s going in right next to Double Knot in Midtown Village

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The new steakhouse is opening next door to Michael Schulson’s Double Knot
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Michael Schulson continues to take over 13th Street with a new steakhouse opening up next to his two-in-one coffee shop and Japanese restaurant Double Knot, which is next to his pan-Asian hotspot Sampan and its outdoor Graffiti Bar. It’s slated to open this fall.

The liquor license sign is up in the window of what was computer store Springboard Media, at 116 S. 13th Street, but the chef/restaurateur and his wife, Nina Tinari Schulson, the Schulson Collective’s COO, aren’t sharing any juicy details about the steakhouse just yet.

It’s going into a stretch that includes Lolita, Barbuzzo, and Jamonera from neighborhood pioneers Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. Zavino, Tredici, El Vez, Capogiro, Charlie Was a Sinner, Vintage, and Tiki are also right there.

The Schulsons have been on a roll, opening one hit after another. In Philly, they have Harp & Crown, just a few blocks away from the new steakhouse (and Double Knot and Sampan), as well as Independence Beer Garden in Old City. Back in January, Schulson and Jeff Michaud bought Osteria (formerly a Marc Vetri restaurant) from Urban Outfitters. Also part of the Schulson Collective: The 10-year-old Izakaya in Atlantic City’s Borgata and Monkitail in Florida.

The steakhouse isn’t the only project in the pipeline. The Schulsons are opening a bi-level Italian restaurant, Giuseppe & Sons, with the Termini Brothers Bakery family this summer. That one is next to Harp & Crown, at 1521 Sansom Street.

The steakhouse (in a former computer store) is next to Double Knot, which is next to Sampan. To the other side of the steakhouse, not pictured, is Tredici
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