Sunday, April 26, 2015

A boutique hotel for Chestnut Street?

That's what I'm hearing about 1525 Chestnut St.

A boutique hotel for Chestnut Street?

The Pomerantz building at 1525 Chestnut St.
The Pomerantz building at 1525 Chestnut St. Michael Klein

This one is way, way under the radar:

The Pomerantz building, which juts to the sky on the otherwise low-slung 1500 block of Chestnut Street, is being positioned as a boutique hotel with a bi-level restaurant on the top floors.

Corporate records connected to a liquor license recently posted on the long-closed building at 1525 Chestnut St. identify the principals as Diaa Sawan and his family. The building's owner is a corporation at the Sawan home.

They own Vango, a club on 18th Street.

I'll update when someone returns my call.

Philly.com
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