"Dutch fries" coming to Old City

Old City is in line to get a Euro-style wrap-and-fry shop.

It's called European Republic, and it's an offshoot of a New York Times-praised frite shop in Huntington, Long Island.

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A European Republic sign recently went up outside the papered-over corner storefront at Chestnut and Strawberry Streets (next to Amada) that over the years has housed Meju, Mandoline, Dardanelles, Sabooor! and Tropico.

Workers at the original European Republic say that one of the founders is behind the new location.

Opening is expected within a few months.

(The description in the Times clip calls to mind a short-lived place about 10 years ago called The Frite Shop at 619 South St.)

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