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30-Year-Old Neighborhood Favorite Dmitri’s Is Closed

Both the original in Queen Village and the second Dmitri’s in Northern Liberties are currently dark

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Dmitri’s in South Philadelphia
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Dmitri’s, the long-running Greek BYOB on the corner of Third and Catherine streets in Queen Village, is closed. Dmitri Chimes’ seafood-focused restaurant opened almost 30 years ago and has been packing neighbors into the tiny space for grilled octopus and fried calamari ever since. In true South Philly fashion, it’s a cash-only spot that doesn’t take reservations or serve alcohol.

The space is dark and the phone number is disconnected, but the voicemail at the second Dmitri’s location, in Northern Liberties, which is also currently closed, promises that both closures are temporary. UPDATE: Eater is hearing that the Queen Village location will not reopen.

The Northern Liberties location, which debuted a decade ago, is undergoing renovations and should be up and running again in mid-December. It’s not immediately clear if renovations are the cause of the shutter in Queen Village as well.

A Dmitri’s in Fitler Square, which had a liquor license, shut its doors in 2014 after 14 years when the building that housed it was sold. That space is now Italian eatery Cotoletta.