The storefront at 1617 E. Passyunk Ave., which was Lynda's for five minutes and previously Clementine's, is being fitted out as a BYOB called Fond.
The principals: Lee Styer, a sous chef at Le Bec-Fin; Jessie Prawlucki, pastry chef at Le Bec-Fin, and Tory Keomanivong, a banquet captain at Lacroix.
The concept will be new American and "not expensive," says Prawlucki. Opening will be in September.
This will be the second Le Bec crew in the last few months to venture into South Philly. LBF exec chef Pierre Calmels opened Bibou on Eighth Street a couple of months ago.