The second Federal Donuts shop is pegged for a former video store at 1632 Sansom St.
As tipped on the Philadelphia Real Estate Blog, owners Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook attended the Center City Residents Association's zoning committee meeting last night to pitch the idea. Given that there's a nail salon next door and just a parking garage above, there's hardly a reason for opposition.
Their rep tells me the coffee-doughnuts-fried chicken menu will be the same as the first shop that opened Oct. 17 at 1219 S. Second St.
Design will be different but inspired by the original. A second hearing is set for next month. If it gets through, Cook says the shop would open in September. Projected hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but that could change.