Di Bruno Bros. - the South Philly cheese specialist and grocer also riding high in Rittenhouse and Ardmore - is setting up at the Franklin (aka the landmark Benjamin Franklin House) at 834 Chestnut St. It will take space on the Ninth Street side, backing up to Sansom Street, formerly a deli and dry cleaner's.
Co-owner Emilio Mignucci tells me that the store will be slightly smaller than the superstore at 18th and Chestnut Streets, which opened in 2005.
Mignucci said the store will open in September.
P.S. The Philly branch of Lower Merion's Town Hall Coffee should be ready to go at the Franklin (on the Chestnut Street side, just east of the main entrance) on June 20 or so.
Mark Korman of the Franklin said Palace at the Ben, the restaurant on the building's Ninth and Chestnut Street corner, closed abruptly recently.