The Urban Outfitters-owned flagship Amis Trattoria is closing its doors at the end of this summer.
The retail giant bought the Center City restaurant from Chef Marc Vetri and his business partner Jeff Benjamin in 2015, alongside a slew of other spots the pair owned, including Pizzeria Vetri, Osteria, and Alla Spina. Vetri and Benjamin both left Urban Outfitters separately in 2017.
Now, Amis’ head chef Brad Spence, who’s run the restaurant since its opening in 2010, has also left the company. Spence told philly.com on Thursday that he plans to spend his coming free time painting, boxing, and cooking for his family. “Then I’m ready to work for a group of positive people. That’s all I ever want.”
The Amis location on 13th and Waverly Streets is closing, with certainty, on August 30, when its lease runs out. But there’s still no concrete word as to what’s happening with the other two newer locations in Devon, Pennsylvania and Westport, Connecticut, which are tucked into Urban retail locations. Bar Amis, a more casual offshoot of the chain located in the Navy Yard, will not be affected by the closure, philly.com reported.
While there’s no word about what will go in the space currently occupied by Amis Trattoria, Urban Outfitters reported in its most recent fiscal report, published April 1, that it plans to open two new restaurants in the 2020 fiscal year.
- Urban Outfitters is closing Amis Trattoria [philly.com]
- Last Call for Alla Spina, the Former Marc Vetri Restaurant [EPHL]
- Chef Marc Vetri Just Sold Out to Urban Outfitters [EPHL]
- Amis Trattoria [Official]