All three locations of Plenty Cafe, including the one rebranded earlier this year into Village Bar & Kitchen, are now closed. The final day was Sunday, October 27, Inquirer.com reports.
Brothers Anthony and Damon Mascieri took over the original Plenty on East Passyunk Avenue in 2012. At the time, it was a sandwich shop. In 2015, they snagged a liquor license, revamped the menu, and expanded the hours, adding dinner entrees and beer, wine, and cocktails.
A similar evolution took place at the Rittenhouse location: It opened in 2013 as a coffee/salad/sandwich shop and later added a fuller menu with dinner hours and alcohol.
The third, and biggest, Plenty Cafe debuted in Queen Village in 2016. That one was more of a full restaurant right away, with a bar.
Earlier this year, the Mascieris briefly closed the Queen Village Plenty and reopened it as Village with a new fryer and a menu of comfort foods they thought would be a better fit in the family-friendly neighborhood.
When Eater asked about the closings, Anthony Mascieri had this to say:
We have decided to close our restaurants after seven years. We need to focus our time and energy on our other projects and growing families. We want to thank all of our customers, regulars and everyone who helped make this journey possible. We love good coffee, food and wine and are thankful and humbled to have shared it with you.